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Thailand Welcomes Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Tourists from 1 November 2021

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Thailand is welcoming visitors from around the world from 1 November, 2021, via three entry schemes:

For fully vaccinated visitors:

  • TEST & GO Exemption from Quarantine.
  • Living in The “Blue Zone” (17 Sandbox Destinations)

For partially and unvaccinated visitors:

  • Happy Quarantine

1. Test & Go: Exemption from Quarantine

Requirements Before You Arrive:

  • Travel by air from the approved countries/territories where travelers must have stayed for 21 days or more.
  • Check the list of countries, here.
  • Returning Thais and foreign residents, who previously traveled from Thailand, are exempt from this requirement.
  • A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling.
  • Those previously infected within 3 months must have received 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling.
  • Travelers under 12 years of age, traveling with parents or guardians, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before traveling (all travelers).
  • A confirmed payment for a 1-night stay at SHA+, AQ, OQ, or AHQ accommodation, and 1 RT-PCR test.
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than USD 50,000.

Applying for a Thailand Pass:

  • Register here for a Thailand Pass.
  • Upload the required document (along with the valid visa/re-entry permit, if required), and allow 3-5 working days for the approval process. Wait for the approval of the Vaccine Certification and paid accommodation, including the RT-PCR test.
  • Confirm the approval, and receive a Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE).

Arrival in Thailand:

  • Present the Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE) to the Health Control to carry out checks, then proceed through the Immigration procedures.
  • Undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the reserved accommodation, or the pre-arranged test center (children aged under 6 years have a saliva test).
  • Proceed to the hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer (distance from the airport within two hours.)
  • Download and install the MorChana application (download it here for Android, Apple).

During Your Stay:

  • Wait for the test result within the hotel room.
  • If testing negative for COVID-19, you will receive an Antigen Test Kit (ATK) for COVID-19 self-testing on Day 6-7.
  • Get an alert for the self ATK testing on Day 6-7, and record the result in the MorChana application.
  • Practice the D-M-H-T-T-A precautions: – Distancing, – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

When You Are Leaving:

  • Free to go anywhere in Thailand or leave Thailand to other countries. However, travelers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective province/country of their destination.

2. Living in the “Blue Zone”: 17 Sandbox Destinations

Requirements Before You Arrive:

  • Travel by air from any country around the world.
  • Stay the first seven nights within one of the 17 Blue Zone Sandbox destinations if planning to continue the journey to other destinations in Thailand.
  • A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling.
  • Those previously infected within 3 months must have received 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling.
  • Travelers under 18 years of age, traveling with parents or guardians, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before traveling (all travelers).
  • A confirmed payment for SHA+ accommodation, and RT-PCR test.
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than USD 50,000.

Applying for a Thailand Pass:

  • Register here for a Thailand Pass.
  • Upload the required document (along with the valid visa/re-entry permit, if required), and allow 3-5 working days for the approval process. Wait for the approval of the Vaccine Certification and paid accommodation, including the RT-PCR test.
  • Confirm the approval, and receive a Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE).

Arrival in Thailand:

  • Present the Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE) to the Health Control to carry out checks, then proceed through the Immigration procedures.
  • Undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the reserved accommodation, or the pre-arranged test center (children aged under 6 years have a saliva test).
  • Proceed to the hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer (distance from the airport within five hours).
  • Download and install the MorChana application (download it here for Android, Apple).
  • Wait for the test result within the hotel room.

During Your Stay:

  • Stay at least the first 7 nights within one of the 17 Blue Zone Sandbox destinations if planning to continue the journey to other destinations in Thailand.
  • If staying less than 7 nights, you must leave Thailand immediately on a direct flight to another country. *All travelers are subject to 2 required COVID-19 tests: the first test upon arrival by an RT-PCR method, and the second test on Day 6-7 by self-testing ATK. (Effective on 1 November, 2021 onwards)
  • Practice the D-M-H-T-T-A precautions: D – Distancing, – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

When You Are Leaving:

  • After having completed a 7-night stay in one of the 17 Blue Zone Sandbox destinations, you are free to go anywhere in Thailand or leave Thailand to other countries. However, travelers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective province/country of their destination.

2. Happy Quarantine: For Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Tourists

Requirements Before You Arrive:

  • Travel from any country around the world.
  • If fully vaccinated, 7-day quarantine.
  • If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated,
    • 10-day quarantine for air and sea arrivals.
    • 14-day quarantine for land arrivals.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before traveling (except Thai nationals).
  • A confirmed payment for AQ accommodation.
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than USD 50,000.

Applying for a Thailand Pass:

  • Register here for a Thailand Pass.
  • Upload the required document (along with the valid visa/re-entry permit, if required), and allow 3-5 working days for the approval process. Wait for the approval of the Vaccine Certification and paid accommodation, including the RT-PCR test.
  • Confirm the approval, and receive a Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE).

Arrival in Thailand:

  • Present the Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE) to the Health Control to carry out checks, then proceed through the Immigration procedures.
  • Undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the reserved accommodation, or the pre-arranged test center (children aged under 6 have a saliva test).
  • Proceed to the hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer (distance from the airport within two hours).
  • Download and install an alert application.
  • Wait for the test result within the hotel room. If testing is negative for COVID-19, travelers can enjoy activities within the designated areas of the accommodation.

During Your Stay:

  • Must complete the required quarantine period if planning to continue the journey to other destinations in Thailand.
  • If fully vaccinated, 7-day quarantine (RT-PCR test on the first day and Day 6-7).
  • If unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated, 10-day quarantine for air and sea arrivals (RT-PCR test on the first day and Day 8-9), and 14-day quarantine for land arrivals (RT-PCR test on the first day and Day 12-13).
  • Practice the D-M-H-T-T-A precautions: – Distancing, – Mask wearing, – Handwashing, – Temperature check, – Testing for COVID-19, and – alert application.

When You Are Leaving:

  • After having completed the required quarantine period, you are free to go anywhere in Thailand or leave Thailand to other countries. However, travelers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective province/country of their destination.

For more information, please visit https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-reopening/

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