A Summary of Current Government Guidelines on Covid-19
Bangkok, 01 July 2022
First and foremost, the two biggest obstacles to Thailand returning to "The Old pre-Covid Normal" have been removed :
"This information has been updated on 24 June, 2022.
1. The Thailand Pass requirement has been removed.
2. The US$10,000 health insurance requirement, has been discontinued, thus welcoming all travellers with proof of either a certificate of vaccination, or a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR, or professional ATK test result.
Follows is a summary of changes as posted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand ...
The following rules will be in effect from 1 July, 2022
, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers from all countries/ territories with scheduled arrivals from this date.
Pre-arrival requirements :
Vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:
A valid passport,
or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.
A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
Everyone 18 years
of age and older must be fully vaccinated
with an approved vaccine at least 14
days before travelling to Thailand
Travellers 5-17 years
of age travelling to Thailand
unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose
of an approved vaccine at least 14
days before travelling to Thailand
. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
5. Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated
travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand
A valid passport
, or a border pass
for arrivals via border checkpoints
On Arrival Requirements :
Upon arriving in Thailand
, all travellers must undergo entry screening
including body temperature check
, and present the required documents
to the Immigration/Health Control officer
to carry out the checks.
The vaccinated travellers
will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the Kingdom
. *For arrivals by land using a border pass
, they will be allowed a stay of no longer than 3 days
within the specified areas
Likewise, unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers
who have proof of a negative result
from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK
hours of travel will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the Kingdom
The unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers without a negative test
result within 72
hours of travel are required to follow the public health instructions and guidelines
as deemed appropriate by the Health Control officer
at the point of arrival. All expenses
incurred will be the responsibility of the travellers
During the Stay :
While in Thailand
, both vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers
are advised to strictly follow the health and safety standards
. Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms
should get tested. If testing positive
, they must get the appropriate medical treatment
notes that the Government can change travel and/or health /safety and/or Night Entertainment policy from time to time
, so prospective travellers should update on a regular basis, both with the Tourist Organization of Thailand (TOT)
, and your local Thai Consulate
. Links immediately below.
Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) website <link>
Thai Consulate <link>
The Covid-19 Certificate of Vaccination for International Travel
(Reprinted by request.)
For Thais and foreigners living in, or otherwise vaccinated against Covid-19 in Thailand, your records have automatically been maintained at the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health. Your records can be accessed by you at any time by downloading the Moh Phrom app on your smart phone, and filling in the data - exactly as recorded on your hard copy vaccination certificate given to you at the time of vaccination.
Should you be planning to obtain your "International Certificate" (yellow booklet below) to travel outside of Thailand, open your Moh Prom app and scroll down to the International Certificate box - and click-and-apply. Note: foreigners are given a 13 digit ID number in lieu of the Thai National ID number, which you will find on your hard-copy certificate, and you will be required to use it when applying. You will be able to book an online appointment to obtain your Covid-19 Certification of Vaccination on the app - which, when completed, will usually involve a wait of approximately one week to ten days. When you go to pick up your certificate, bring your passport and hard copy vaccination certificate(s) for verification purposes. The pick up point is at the Bang Rak Hospital Building next to the new Saint Louis BTS station on Sathorn Road. The fee is fifty (50) Baht.. The earlier requirement to present your onward travel documents / airline tickets is no longer in effect, all are welcome to process for the new yellow booklet. We recommend all expats process for this certificate, as the rules and regulations on the international scene are in flux, and you may be required to show the certificate at many and various points of entry, etc, to include getting back into Thailand.