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Thailand Reopening: Travel Restrictions – Documents required to enter Thailand for Non-Thai nationals 

Thailand is gradually reopening for tourists but there are still travel restrictions present with 3 options available for travelers arriving in Thailand by air from 1 November 2021. Travel restrictions depend on traveler’s vaccination status and the departure country and can be the exemption from quarantine, participating in Blue Zone / Sandbox program or quarantining in Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel.
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Important! Thailand entry rules for children have been relaxed from 16 December 2021!
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Everything you need to know about these schemes for entering Thailand by air starting from 1 November 2021:
Test & Go (Exemption from Quarantine) – for vaccinated travelers from eligible countries
Living in The Blue Zone Sandbox – for vaccinated travelers from other countries
Happy Quarantine – for unvaccinated travelers


1. Test & Go (Exemption from Quarantine)


Starting from 1 November 2021, Thailand begins welcoming fully vaccinated tourists from specific countries without having to undergo quarantine.

Eligible Countries
Only Eligible Countries that are listed here: Low Risk Countries
Note: Travelers must reside in the eligible countries for at least 21 consecutive days before traveling to Thailand
Returning Thais and foreign residents can stay in an approved country for less than 21 days, as long as they are travelling from Thailand to the approved country and return within the last 21 days.

Quarantine
No quarantine
Note: Travelers must wait for RT-PCR COVID-19 test result at the hotel for 1 night or until negative result will be received

Vaccination
Fully vaccinated (at least 14 days prior to travelling to Thailand)
Note: Children under 18 years, travelling with their parents or guardians, are exempt from vaccination requirement

Accommodation Requirements
1 Night Reservation at SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) Hotel (find Test & Go packages)

SHA Extra Plus Hotels (SHA++) are listed here:
Bangkok SHA Plus Hotels
Pattaya SHA Plus Hotels
Phuket SHA Plus Hotels
Krabi SHA Plus Hotels
Samui SHA Plus Hotels
Phang Nga SHA Plus Hotels
Chiang Mai SHA Plus Hotels
Koh Phangan SHA Plus Hotels
Koh Tao SHA Plus Hotels
Note: Payment confirmation required. The prepayment should cover accommodation, the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and an Antigen Test Kit (ATK).

Medical Insurance
Medical insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD and including treatment of COVID-19 (Not required for Thai nationals)
Note: The easiest way to meet this requirement is buying a special COVID-19 insurance online from Thai insurance company such as Sawasdee Thailand offered by AXA Insurance.
Get COVID-19 Insurance

COVID-19 test result before departure
Have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling

COVID-19 tests in Thailand
One RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival date
Note: Travelers are responsible for test fees which is included in hotel reservation


2. Living in The Blue Zone Sandbox


Thailand has adjusted measures to prevent and control COVID-19 for special pilot Blue Zone areas better known as Sandbox program to stimulate the economy and welcome Thai and foreign tourists to travel more in the area. Find the updated list of Blue Zone / Sandbox areas.

Eligible Countries
All Countries

Quarantine
Travel restricted in Sandbox Area for 7 days
Note: Must wait for RT-PCR COVID-19 test result at the designated hotel result before travelling

Vaccination
Fully vaccinated (at least 14 days prior to travelling)
Note: Children under 18 years, travelling with their parents or guardians, are exempt from vaccination requirement

Accommodation Requirements
7 Nights Reservation at SHA+ Hotel in Sandbox Area

SHA Plus Hotels (SHA+) are listed here:
Bangkok SHA Plus Hotels (check 7-day Bangkok Sandbox packages)
Pattaya SHA Plus Hotels
Phuket SHA Plus Hotels
Krabi SHA Plus Hotels
Samui SHA Plus Hotels
Phang Nga SHA Plus Hotels
Chiang Mai SHA Plus Hotels
Koh Phangan SHA Plus Hotels
Koh Tao SHA Plus Hotels
Note: Payment confirmation required

Medical Insurance
Medical insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD and including treatment of COVID-19 (Not required for Thai nationals)
Note: The easiest way to meet this requirement is buying a special COVID-19 insurance online from Thai insurance company such as Sawasdee Thailand offered by AXA Insurance.
Get COVID-19 Insurance

COVID-19 test result before departure
Have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling

COVID-19 tests in Thailand
Two COVID-19 tests
• RT-PCR test on Arrival Date
• ATK test on Day 6-7 of stay
Note: Travelers are responsible for test fees which is included in hotel reservation


3. Happy Quarantine


Alternative Quarantine (AQ), previously called Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ), is the process of quarantine at government-approved AQ hotels in Thailand at the traveler’s own expense.

Eligible Countries
All Countries

Quarantine
Quarantine at the AQ hotel for 10 days

Vaccination
Not Required

Quarantine Accommodation Requirements
10 Nights Reservation at an Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel

AQ hotels are listed here:
Bangkok AQ Hotels (find 10-day Quarantine Packages)
Pattaya AQ Hotels
Note: Payment confirmation required

Medical Insurance
Medical insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD and including treatment of COVID-19 (Not required for Thai nationals)
Note: The easiest way to meet this requirement is buying a special COVID-19 insurance online from Thai insurance company such as Sawasdee Thailand offered by AXA Insurance.
Get COVID-19 Insurance

COVID-19 test result before departure
Have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling
Note: Not required for Thai nationals

COVID-19 tests in Thailand
Two RT-PCR COVID-19 tests
• On Arrival Date
• Day 8 or 9 of stay
Note: Travelers are responsible for test fees which is included in hotel reservation

IMPORTANT NOTICE

make sure that you have booked a “Test & go hotel package and not only the hotel accommodation, otherwise you immigration will deny you entry to Thailand

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