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Travel to Thailand

The ban on international flights to Thailand has been extended until 30 November 2020. 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).

Required forms

All nationalities require a visa for entry except Thai nationals. 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.

Exemptions

Additional required documents as below.

Thai nationals

  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly Health certificate

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

  • Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit
  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly Health certificate
  • Certificate of COVID-19 Free by RT-PCR (issued not more than 72 hours before travel)

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

  • Valid Thai Visa or re-entry permit
  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly Health certificate
  • Certificate of COVID19 Free by RT-PCR (issued not more than 72 hours before travel)
  • ASQ/ OQ (Organisation quarantine) booking confirmation on arrival date or equivalent documents.

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:

  • Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit
  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly Health certificate
  • Certificate of COVID19 Free (issued not more than 72 hours before traveling)
  • Health Insurance policy covering and treatment expenses, including for COVID-19, or any other guarantee throughout their stay in the Kingdom (coverage of no less than 100,000 USD)
  • ASQ booking confirmation on arrival date.

Students:

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

  • Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit
  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly Health certificate
  • Certificate of COVID19 Free by RT-PCR (issued not more than 72 hours before travel)
  • Health Insurance policy covering and treatment expenses, including for COVID-19, or any other guarantee throughout their stay in the Kingdom (coverage of no less than 100,000 USD)
  • ASQ booking confirmation on arrival date

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

  • Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit
  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly Health certificate
  • Certificate of COVID19 Free by RT-PCR (issued not more than 72 hours before travel)
  • Health insurance covering COVID-19 (not less than 100,000 US dollars)
  • Confirmation letter for Alternate Hospital Quarantine (DHSS/AHQ1) with stamp of approval from the Ministry of Public Health.
  • Affidavit of Support with stamp of approval from the Ministry of Public Health (This document is only issued in case there are accompanying persons travelling together with OR separate from the patient)
  • Document or confirmation letter from a hospital stating the need to receive medical treatment, and stating that it will admit the traveller to receive medical treatment and will provide a place of quarantine in the hospital for a period of no less than 14 days
  • In case where the accompanying person does not travel with the person who needs to receive medical treatment in Thailand, such person shall present a confirmation letter stating that they will be provided with a place of quarantine in the same hospital for a period of 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

  • Approved Thailand Elite Member
  • APEC card Holder – passengers from 10 APEC economies departing from their own country: New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam
  • Long Stay Visitor - Non-Immigrant O-A Visa Holder
    • The applicant must be a foreigner age of 50 and over who has a permanent residence in the country in which the application is submitted.
    • Holder of Non-Immigrant O-A visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.
  • Long Stay Visitor - Non – Immigrant O-X Visa Holder
    • The applicant must be an ordinary passport holder who is a national of Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America, with the age of 50 years old and over, including spouse and child (age under 20 years old). Holders of Non-Immigrant O-X visa are allowed to stay in Thailand for 5 years each time (total 10 years). Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.
  • Medium Term Visitor - Tourist – TR Visa Holder (single entry)
    • Tourist – TR visa holder must travel from the country with a low-rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases as determined fortnightly and officially by announcement of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand.
    • Tourist Visa (TR) holder is permitted to stay in Thailand for 60 days and can apply for 130 day extension.
  • Businessman and Investor (Non-Immigrant B Visa Holder)
    • A non – Immigrant B visa holder is permitted to stay in Thailand for 90 days. Applicant must have an invitation letter from a Thai company with a registered capital not less than 2 million THB or evidence showing ownership of a condominium/ deposit in a Thai bank/ Thai government bond with face value not less than 3 million THB.
  • Special Tourist Visa (Tourist – STV) Holder
    • Applicant of STV must reside in the country with a low-rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases as determined of fortnightly and officially by Announcement of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. STV visa holder is allowed to stay in Thailand for 90 days and the STV can be extended 2 times, 90 days each.

Documents required for the above categories 1-6:

  • Valid Thai visa or re-entry permit
  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Fit to fly Health certificate
  • Certificate of COVID19 Free by RT-PCR (issued not more than 72 hours before travel)
  • Health insurance covering COVID-19 (not less than USD 100,000)
  • ASQ booking confirmation on arrival date.

Other information

Please check the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center website for ASQ (alternate state quarantine) hotels.

For more inquiries about Thai visa, please visit https://thaievisa.go.th