As the Thai government continues to gradually reopen its borders, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration has released the latest guidelines on entering Thailand for travellers and non-Thai residents:
Travellers will need to contact the Royal Thai Embassy or consulate to receive an entry visa and a certificate of entry, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis, bearing in mind the urgency, need and reasons provided within the application form.
Applications must include travel details, health insurance with a coverage of a minimum of US$100,000, booking at an alternative state quarantine site and any other paperwork that the CCSA may require.
The approval process will take roughly seven working days, and the applicant will be contacted when accepted.
Day of travel
Travellers need to carry certificates of entry, health insurance, certificate of a Covid-19 test taken within a 72-hour period with a negative result and fit-to-fly certificate.
Travellers will undergo tests at the airport and then be transferred to an alternative state quarantine site that should have been booked in advance.
Required documents for Non-Thai Nationals
Spouses, parents or children of Thai nationals
1. Certificate or evidence of family ties with the Thai national
Non-Thais who have been permitted to reside in Thailand
1. Proof of residency in Thailand
Non-Thais who hold a work permit or have been granted permission to work in Thailand, along with their spouse and children.
1. Work permit or letter of employment
2. Evidence of family ties (in the case of spouse and children)
Non-Thais who are students at educational establishments in Thailand that have been approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians.
1. Proof of student status or letter of acceptance from the educational institution
2. Proof of relationship with parents or guardians
Non-Thais in need of medical treatment in Thailand, except for treatment of Covid-19, including people accompanying them (not exceeding three persons). These tourists are only allowed to arrive by air.
1. Evidence showing financial ability to bear medical expenses or equivalent documents
2. Health insurance or other forms of insurance
3. Letter from referring hospital in the country of origin stating reasons for medical treatment in Thailand
4. Letter from the receiving hospital in Thailand accepting the applicant for treatment and confirmation of quarantine arrangements for the applicant and accompanying persons.
For more information
- Covid-19 Information Centre hotline 1111
- Department of Consular Affairs, Foreign Ministry Tel: (+662) 572 8442
- Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Tel: (+66) 2568 8800.
- Department of Disease Control, Public Health Ministry at 1422, (+669) 6847 8209, (+669) 2726 0474
- Immigration Bureau hotline 1178 or (+662) 287 3101
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