The ban on international flights to Thailand has been extended until 31 March 2021. Travel to Thailand is restricted to specific categories of passengers. Please check the requirements below before you travel. You may be required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and submit additional documentation before departure.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Please read the exemptions to know if you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure.
COVID-19 RT-PCR test result and Fit to fly health certificate should be in English or Thai language only (both issued no more than 72 hours before travel).
Tourists and Transit/Transferring passengers will not be accepted.
Certificate of Entry (COE), Fit to fly health certificate are mandatory for all passengers travelling to Thailand.
All non-Thai nationals must carry medical insurance or a letter from their employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of USD 100,000 (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that the applicant contracts COVID-19. The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand.
Please read the exemptions for the specific documents you need to submit for travel to Thailand.
Additional required documents as below.
Tourists/Ordinary Passport Holders of the below 56 countries are exempt from applying for the short term 30-days tourist visa:
Effective 7 December 2020, tourists/ Ordinary Passports holders of these countries-territories may enter the Kingdom of Thailand without a VISA: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Brazil, Republic of Korea, Peru, Hong Kong, Vietnam.
They are required to acquire and present the following documents to enter Thailand along with 14 days quarantine:
Exempted persons or persons who are specified, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister or Chief Official responsible for remedying the emergency situation to enter into the Kingdom pertaining to necessity, whereby conditions and timeframes may also be prescribed
Diplomats and International Organizations Officers:
Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under international organisations, or representatives of foreign governments or agencies performing their duties in Thailand, or any other persons in international agencies, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission pertaining to necessity, including their spouses, parents or children
Family of Thai Nationals:
Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national
Certificate of Residence Holders:
Aliens who have a certificate of residence in the Kingdom, including their spouses and children
Work permit holders:
Non-Thai national who have a work permit or have been granted permission to work in the Kingdom in accordance with Thai laws, including their spouses and children, or foreign workers who have been granted exemption from the government to temporarily stay in the Kingdom and permitted to work through their employers or licensees who are permitted to bring in foreign workers to work in the Kingdom
For these three categories of passengers, the following additional documents are required for entry:
Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational establishments in Thailand approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians, except for students of non-formal schools in accordance laws on private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments
Students of educational establishments in accordance with the laws on private schools categorised as international schools or universities that provide international curriculum/ normal curriculum, including the parents or guardians of such students
Foreigners with Medical Appointment:
Non-Thai nationals who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand, including their accompanying persons, except for treatment for COVID-19. The accompanying persons shall be limited to no more than 3 persons and shall be quarantined in the same hospital, and the period of their stay in the Kingdom shall be no less than 14 days
Foreigners under a Special Arrangement or have been granted permission by the Prime Minister:
Non-Thai nationals who have been granted permission to enter into the Kingdom under special arrangements between Thai government agencies and other countries, or persons or groups of persons who have been granted permission by the Prime minister upon the submission for consideration after the examination and review by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Consideration of the Relaxation of the Enforcement of Measures to Prevent and Suppress the Spread of the Communicable Disease Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), and shall comply with disease prevention measures determined by the Ad Hoc Committee
Documents required for the above categories 1-6:
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