Covid-19 Updates

last updated 14 Dec 2020

Thailand Covid-19 Regulations

  1. Entry Restrictions

International travel to Thailand, including for transit, is currently restricted until 31 December 2020, except for the following passengers:

  • Nationals and residents of Thailand;
  • Spouses, parents or children of nationals of Thailand;
  • Passengers holding valid visas issued by Thailand;
  • Nationals of Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam holding valid APEC Business Travel Cards arriving in Thailand from the country that issued the card;
  • Chinese Taipei (ROC) passport holders possessing a valid APEC Business Travel Cards arriving in Thailand from the country that issued the card;
  • Residents of Hong Kong holding an APEC Business Travel Card arriving in Thailand from Hong Kong;
  • Passengers holding a non-immigrant B visa for attending business meetings in Thailand;
  • Passengers holding a non-immigrant O-A Long Stay Visa;
  • Passengers holding a non-immigrant O-X Long Stay Visa;
  • Non-Thai nationals holding a work permit (and entry visa) in Thailand, including their spouses or children;
  • Passengers holding a Tourist Visa/Special Tourist Visa (only if travelling from COVID-19 low-risk countries);
  • Passengers who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand, including their accompanying persons, except for treatment for COVID-19;
  • Passengers 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 with laws on private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments.

All visa exemption/waiver and visa on arrival arrangements are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Most travelers must possess a medical certificate showing a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in Thailand (the certificate must be in English), except for nationals of Thailand.

Passengers who are permitted to enter Thailand must obtain the following documents prior to their departure to Thailand and present them at the time of arrival in Thailand:

  • Certificate of Entry issued by a Thai Embassy/Consulate (for non-Thai nationals, the CoE is required in addition to the required entry visa; processing times for CoEs are at least 15 working days);
  • Proof of health insurance that covers all medical treatments/expenses in Thailand (minimum coverage requirement of US$100,000);
  • Confirmed Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) reservation at an approved hotel;
  • A “Fit to fly” medical certificate issued in English and within 72 hours of departure to Thailand.

2. Quarantine/Self-Isolation Requirements

All non-Thai nationals are subject to the measures under communicable disease law, including 14 days quarantine at the Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ). Travelers must make arrangements for the 14-day quarantine period at their own expense. More information, including list of permitted hotels (in Thai), can be found here

Please note that this page is updated on an ongoing basis, but COVID-19 related restrictions and policies are subject to frequent and sudden change, often with little to no advance notice to the public. Therefore, to ensure that you have the latest updates, we recommend that you reach out to T&S at for additional information.

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