Fit to Fly Health Certificate for Travelers to Thailand
Fit to Fly Health Certificate for Travelers to Thailand.
Not needed from 01st of April 2021 anymore
A ‘Fit to Fly’ Certificate, also called a Fit to Travel Letter is a medical certificate that confirms to airlines that you are in the conditions to fly. This document is currently required from everyone traveling to Thailand.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, those who are flying to Thailand are required to present health certificate written by a doctor that confirms your fitness to fly. The health certificate must state that the passenger was “Fit to Fly”.
A Fit to Fly Health Certificate must be issued no more than 72 hours before departure. If you travel with the flight on 22 November 2020, your fit-to-fly health certificate must be “issued” or “reported” on 19, 20 or 21 November 2020.
Additionally, Thai nationals need to present a letter, Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by Royal Thai Embassy or Thai Consulate certifying that they are flying home.
Having a “fit to fly” certificate is not enough for foreigners flying to Thailand as depending on the type of their purpose of traveling, they need to submit several other documents to Thai Embassy or Thai Consulate before traveling to Thailand. Current procedures of application process if you are planning to fly to Thailand are the following:
Non-Immigrant B Visa holders: How to Fly to Thailand with Work Permit (COVID-19)
Non-Immigrant O Visa holders: How to Fly to Thailand with Thai Family (COVID-19)
Another important thing you should be aware of when planning to travel to Thailand during COVID-19 is that foreigners must stay at one of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) or Alternative Local Quarantine (ALQ) for 14 days after entering the country.