Entry to Thailand is now easier both for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers, thanks to a major revocation of Covid-19 restrictions.
The present guide aims at providing the latest updates regarding conditions for entry to Thailand. Find out more below about vaccination conditions, isolation and lockdown measures in Thailand.
Table of contents
- Entry and Transit Requirements in Thailand
- Covid-19 Testing
- Medical Insurance
- Contact our Experts
1. Entry and Transit Requirements in Thailand
As of October 1st, 2022, Thailand government has removed most of the Covid-19 restrictions at the nationwide level. As a result, travel and stay in Thailand has become easier. Specifically, it is no longer necessary to register Thailand Pass or to show a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, neither proof vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 is required.
As far as airport transit in Thailand is concerned, it is an airline operating the flight who establish sanitary requirements and on-board Covid-19 preventive measures. Transit passengers have to ensure they have proof of onward travel and fulfill the entry requirements in the country of their final destination.
2. Covid-19 Testing in Thailand
From October 1st, 2022, travelers entering Thailand do not have to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. However, it is recommended to get tested with the rapid antigen test (ATK) if symptoms of Covid-19 are developed during the stay in Thailand.
There is no obligation to quarantine on arrival. Self-isolation at a hospital (or in a dedicated hotel) is mandatory for those who has tested positive for Covid-19 with severe symptoms during the stay in Thailand. However, if no or mild symptoms are present, isolation is not necessary.
In any case, those who test positive for Covid-19 must follow prevention measures for five days: wear a mask, wash their hands, control their temperature, maintain an adequate interpersonal distance.
4. Medical Insurance
As a general rule, foreign citizens should have a travel medical insurance for the entire period of their stay in Thailand to cover possible costs of treatment, which may be substantially high.
As of January 9th, foreigners who are visiting Thailand and then travelling to a country where a RT-PCR test is an entry pre-requisite, need to have a medical insurance that provides cover for Covid-19 treatment. These countries are China and India.
This health insurance must meet the following requirements:
- Amount of coverage must be equal to US $10,000 or the equivalent in other currencies;
- The period of coverage: up to the date of departure from Thailand + extra seven (7) days.
- Health insurance must cover Covid-related health expenses during the stay in Thailand.
The measure does not apply to transit passengers and travelers from countries that are not required to have a PCR test as an entry pre-requisite.
5. Lockdown in Thailand
There are no lockdown measures in the country. The hotels, bars and restaurants are open to the public. However, hotels may ask guests to undergo temperature checks and report any symptoms associated with COVID-19. Additional disease preventive measures may be implemented by a hotel.
Wearing a mask is recommended indoors, in crowded or poorly ventilated areas, such as public transport, health facilities, etc. In public offices, wearing a mask is advisable in presence of other individuals if it does not interfere with activities performed.