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1.7. from Thailand Pass is history! 

When traveling to Thailand 1.7. persons arriving after this time do not need to apply for a Thailand Passport in advance. A vaccination certificate or a negative test result less than 72 hours old may still be checked upon arrival in the country.

The information below is based on existing updated information on June 24, 2022. Please note that the information is subject to change at any time without notice and we are not responsible for any errors in our information. Please check with the Thai Embassy and / or local authorities for the latest information.

Vaccinated passengers (from 1.7.)

  1. A person does not need any prior certification if he or she has been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the Thai FDA at least 14 days prior to arrival.

    ** Passengers between the ages of 5 and 17 traveling to Thailand without a guardian must have been vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine. Vaccination must be given at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand. Minor children traveling with a parent are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers from many countries are allowed to travel to Thailand for a holiday without a visa (Visa Exemption) if the trip lasts less than 60 days. In this case, you will receive a 30-day residence permit stamp in your passport upon arrival at the airport. From your local Immigration office, you can apply for extra time to stay for 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 30 days of stay in the country. Please check if You are allowed for visa exemption arrival from Your embassy.

If you are planning a visit to Thailand for more than 60 days, you should apply for a 60-day tourist visa (TR) from the Thai Embassy in You country before your trip. The length of the tourist visa is 60 days and you can apply for extra time for a stay of 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 60 days of stay in the country are completed.

If your trip lasts more than 90 days, or you come to Thailand other than on holiday, we recommend that you contact your local embassy to find out the required visa.

The use of the mask is 24.6. forward optional. However, the Ministry of Health recommends that the mask be used in congested or poorly ventilated areas or if a person has symptoms of illness.

However, be aware before you get too keen on traffic without a mask: privately owned entities, such as shops and public transport, have the right to continue to demand a mask if they wish. Government buildings are likely to continue to demand a mask for the time being.

At this time, the mask does not need to be used outdoors and is recommended for use in congested areas. But if a shop or or other private place states that a mask must be used to enter, then it must be used.

Passengers between the ages of 5 and 17 traveling to Thailand without a guardian must have been vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine. Vaccination must be given at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand.

Minor children traveling with a parent are exempt from the vaccination requirement.

  1. Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done.

  2. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

  3. In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance.

Rokottamattomat tai osittain rokotetut matkustajat (1.7. alkaen)

  1. From the beginning of July, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers will also have easier access to Thailand.

    Unvaccinated individuals are only required to have a negative RT-PCR test or an professional ATK test less than 72 hours old .

    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.

Passengers from many countries are allowed to travel to Thailand for a holiday without a visa (Visa Exemption) if the trip lasts less than 60 days. In this case, you will receive a 30-day residence permit stamp in your passport upon arrival at the airport. From your local Immigration office, you can apply for extra time to stay for 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 30 days of stay in the country. Please check if You are allowed for visa exemption arrival from Your embassy.

If you are planning a visit to Thailand for more than 60 days, you should apply for a 60-day tourist visa (TR) from the Thai Embassy in You country before your trip. The length of the tourist visa is 60 days and you can apply for extra time for a stay of 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 60 days of stay in the country are completed.

If your trip lasts more than 90 days, or you come to Thailand other than on holiday, we recommend that you contact your local embassy to find out the required visa.

The use of the mask is 24.6. forward optional. However, the Ministry of Health recommends that the mask be used in congested or poorly ventilated areas or if a person has symptoms of illness.

However, be aware before you get too keen on traffic without a mask: privately owned entities, such as shops and public transport, have the right to continue to demand a mask if they wish. Government buildings are likely to continue to demand a mask for the time being.

At this time, the mask does not need to be used outdoors and is recommended for use in congested areas. But if a shop or or other private place states that a mask must be used to enter, then it must be used.

Unvaccinated / partially vaccinated minors traveling with their guardians must be quarantined with their parents.

Children under 5 years of age can be tested for Covid-19 as a saliva test.

  1. Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done.

  2. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

  3. In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance.

Travelling to Phuket after 16.12.2021

The information below is based on existing information as of November 29, 2021. Please note that information is subject to change at any time without notice, and we are not responsible for any errors in our information. We ask that you provide the latest information from the Thai Embassy and / or local authorities.

As of December 16, 2021, Thailand classifies entry to Thailand in three different ways: 

Test & Go

Passengers from low risk countries after (No Sandbox)

The current 1-night waiting period in a hotel and a confirmed payment (for 1-night stay at SHA++ hotel, 1 RT-PCR test, and pre-arranged airport transfer) will no longer be required.

On arrival testing will be changed to an ATK method.

List of approved low risk countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Austria, United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong

  1. You must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the Thai FDA.
    ** See instructions for children below.

  2. Stay in approved country for at least 21 days before your travel date.

  3. Purchase COVID-19 health insurance of at least USD 50 000.

Passengers from many countries are allowed to travel to Thailand for a holiday without a visa (Visa Exemption) if the trip lasts less than 60 days. In this case, you will receive a 30-day residence permit stamp in your passport upon arrival at the airport. From your local Immigration office, you can apply for extra time to stay for 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 30 days of stay in the country. Please check if You are allowed for visa exemption arrival from Your embassy.

If you are planning a visit to Thailand for more than 60 days, you should apply for a 60-day tourist visa (TR) from the Thai Embassy in You country before your trip. The length of the tourist visa is 60 days and you can apply for extra time for a stay of 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 60 days of stay in the country are completed.

If your trip lasts more than 90 days, or you come to Thailand other than on holiday, we recommend that you contact your local embassy to find out the required visa.

  1. Book flights.

  2. Register for Thailand Pass here: https://tp.consular.go.th/

    Submit the necessary documents there, which are:

    -Passport
    -Vaccination certificate
    -Insurance certificate
    -Booking confirmation from SHA + hotel
    -Copy of Thai Visa (if required)

    And if approved, you will receive an email of your QR Entry Code or Thailand Pass ID which you will use upon entering Thailand. 
    Thailand Pass processing time is about 3-5 days, it is recommended to apply 7 days before the start of the trip.

    Please note that applications for persons traveling to the country after 16.12.2021 will be processed after 1.12.2021.

  3. Pack your bag and continue dreaming about starting your vacation!
  1. Obtain proof of negative RT-PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before arrival.

  2. Have all your documents in both digital and printed forms prepared for travel.
  1. Download and install an MorChana alert application, as well as set the application on at all times for the whole duration in Thailand.

  2. Entry screening and Immigration and Customs procedures:

    - Travellers on direct, non-stop flights to Phuket International Airport are subject to health screening and Immigration and Customs procedures at the point of entry. Click to see the Link to TAT webpage

  3. Proceed directly to the reserved hotel on approved airport transfer service.

  4. Undergo a COVID-19 test (ATK method) at own expense (includes to SHA Extra Plus hotel price) as per the following requirements:

    - Taking the first test upon arrival and await the test results in the accommodation.

    - In the case that travellers are tested positive for COVID-19, travellers will be referred to specified healthcare facilities for medical treatment, for which the expenses must be covered by the required insurance.

    If the test is negative, passengers can start their vacation normally.

  1. You can go anywhere in Phuket, BUT you must strictly follow the DMHTTA precautions: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

  2. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and in any vehicle with two or more people travelling.

  3. A local or foreigner already staying in Thailand may join the passenger in the accommodation, provided that this person meets the hotel's requirements.

  4. It is mandatory that a ‘SHA Plus’ accommodation establishment is used in Phuket during first day. Residing in a private residence is not allowed for COVID-19 control purposes.

  5. If the tourist arrives in the country between 00.01-18.00, the date of arrival is counted as the first day. If the tourist arrives in the country between 18.01 and 00.00, the date of arrival is counted as day zero, and the counting starts from the next day.

Travellers under 6 years of age

Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have saliva test when entering to the Kingdom.

Travellers 6-11 years of age

Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling.

Travellers 12-17 years of age

Travellers 12-17 years of age, travelling with parents, are not required to be vaccinated but must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling. Those unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine and must have a negative RT-PCR test result.

  1. Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done.

  2. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

  3. In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance.

Sandbox

Travel from any country or territory in the world. after 16.12.2021

In addition to arrival by air, travellers will be allowed to enter by land (at Nong Khai’s border checkpoint, starting 24 December, 2021) and sea provided that they meet the vaccination and testing requirements.

The mandatory stay will be reduced to 5 days from the current 7 days within one of the Blue Zone Sandbox destinations. This also means a confirmed payment for 5 nights at SHA+ accommodation is required.

On arrival (the first) testing will continue to use the RT-PCR method, but the second testing by an ATK method will be done sooner on Day 4-5 from currently Day 6-7.

  1. You must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the Thai FDA; unvaccinated persons under the age of 12 may travel to Thailand with vaccinated guardians.

  2. Purchase COVID-19 health insurance of at least USD 50 000.

Passengers from many countries are allowed to travel to Thailand for a holiday without a visa (Visa Exemption) if the trip lasts less than 60 days. In this case, you will receive a 30-day residence permit stamp in your passport upon arrival at the airport. From your local Immigration office, you can apply for extra time to stay for 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 30 days of stay in the country. Please check if You are allowed for visa exemption arrival from Your embassy.

If you are planning a visit to Thailand for more than 60 days, you should apply for a 60-day tourist visa (TR) from the Thai Embassy in You country before your trip. The length of the tourist visa is 60 days and you can apply for extra time for a stay of 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 60 days of stay in the country are completed.

If your trip lasts more than 90 days, or you come to Thailand other than on holiday, we recommend that you contact your local embassy to find out the required visa.

  1. Apply for prior approval for a Certificate of Entry (COE) here: https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/
  2. Wait for about 3 days to receive your COE Pre-approval; your status may be checked on the COE website.
  3. Book Your flight.
  4. Make Your booking at an SHA Plus-approved property (Phuket Sandbox booking).
  5. The property will request additional documents from you by email within 3 day (please reach out to them if they don’t contact you).
  6. Book Your sandbox swab tests here (Link to PSAS booking webpage)
  7. Go back to the COE website and upload the required documents within 15 days of receiving your COE Pre-approval.
  8. Wait for final COE approval to be sent to you, and then follow instructions to print your COE.

  1. Passport and valid visa (if needed)

  2. Vaccination certificate

  3. An insurance certificate stating that the insurance covers treatments related to the covid-19 of at least $ 50,000.

  4. Flight booking confirmation
.

  5. Booking confirmation in SHABA format at SHA Plus hotel(s)

  6. Payment confirmation for COVID-19 tests. (2 test during 7 days)
  1. Obtain proof of negative RT-PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before departure
. (if you are traveling from Finland through Sweden, the test must not be more than 48 hours old)

  2. Have all your documents in both digital and printed forms prepared for travel.
  1. Entry screening and Immigration and Customs procedures:

    - Travellers on direct, non-stop flights to Phuket International Airport are subject to health screening and Immigration and Customs procedures at the point of entry. Click to see the Link to TAT webpage

  2. Download and install an alert application, as well as set the application on at all times for the whole duration in Thailand.

  3. Proceed directly to the reserved hotel on approved airport transfer service.

  4. Undergo a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR method) at own expense as per the following requirements:

    - Taking the first test upon arrival and await the test results in the accommodation.

    – Toinen testi otetaan päivänä 4 tai 5.

    - In the case that travellers are tested positive for COVID-19, travellers will be referred to specified healthcare facilities for medical treatment, for which the expenses must be covered by the required insurance.

  5. If tested negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Phuket.

  6. Travellers with an intended length of stay less than 5 days must leave Phuket (Thailand) immediately on an international flight to another country on or before their intended departure date.

  7. Travellers who have completed 5 nights in Phuket will be allowed to continue their journey to other Thai destinations.
    For travelling from Phuket to other Thai destinations, travellers are required to show proof that they have completed a 5-night stay accommodation along with other required documentation per the guidelines and measures announced by the respective destinations.
  1. You can go anywhere in Phuket, BUT you must strictly follow the DMHTTA precautions: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

  2. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and in any vehicle with two or more people travelling.

  3. Travellers are required to undergo additional COVID-19 tests, using an RT-PCR method during their stay as per the following requirements:

    - The second test is taken on day 6 or 7.

  4. A local or foreigner already staying in Thailand may join the passenger in the accommodation, provided that this person meets the hotel's requirements.

  5. It is mandatory that a ‘SHA Plus’ accommodation establishment is used in Phuket. Residing in a private residence is not allowed for COVID-19 control purposes.

  6. If the tourist arrives in the country between 00.01-18.00, the date of arrival is counted as the first day. If the tourist arrives in the country between 18.01 and 00.00, the date of arrival is counted as day zero, and the counting starts from the next day.

Travellers under 6 years of age

Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have saliva test when entering to the Kingdom.

Travellers 6-11 years of age

Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling.

Travellers 12-17 years of age

Travellers 12-17 years of age, travelling with parents, are not required to be vaccinated but must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling. Those unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine and must have a negative RT-PCR test result.

  1. Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done.

  2. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

  3. In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance.

Happy Quarantine Nationwide

Travel from any country or territory in the world. after 16.12.2021

Travellers will be able to entry Thailand at all points of entry.

If fully vaccinated, 5-day quarantine (currently 7 days); if unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, 10-day quarantine, and for the rest of the arrivals, a 14-day quarantine. This also means a confirmed payment for 5 nights or 10 nights at quarantine facilities is required.

Testing will continue to use the RT-PCR method for on arrival (Day 0-1), while the second testing will be done sooner on Day 4-5, or Day 8-9, or Day 12-13, depending on the length of the quarantine period.

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