Thailand New Entry Rules (Updated 28 November)
Thailand New Entry Rules (Updated 28 November)
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New Thailand Entry Rules

The CCSA (Center for Covid situation administration in Thailand) has announced the new Thailand Entry Rules that are going to be effective for arrivals from 16 December onwards.

Vaccinated travelers traveling from low risk countries (63 countries)

For the vaccinated travelers arriving from low risk countries, they are not required to spend 1 night/ 1 day quarantine anymore. The test and go scheme has been modified to become less strict.

Travelers will need to undergo a Rapid antigen test upon arrival in one of the eligible test centers instead of RT PCR test. 

Arriving guests will also need:

  • COVID insurance covering not less than 50,000 USD for COVID 19 treatment expenses.
  • Booked airport transfer to the hotel/ the place where they are going to be tested.
  • Thailand pass approved.
  • Rapid Antigen test booked 
  • A Negative RT PCR test that has been made within 72 hours before departing from the country of Origin.

Travelers must have stayed at least 21 days in a low risk country before being able to travel to Thailand under the test and Go Scheme.

Low Risk Countries Thailand 1 November

Vaccinated Travelers traveling from High risk Non African countries

For vaccinated travelers coming from anywhere around the world except Africa, they can join the sandbox scheme for entry to Thailand.

Starting from the 16th of December, travelers will need to stay in a SHA plus hotel for 5 Nights before being able to mover freely around Thailand (instead of originally 7 nights),

In addition to that, the required test upon arrival has been changed from PCR test to Rapid antigen instead.

Arriving guests will need to have:

  • COVID insurance covering not less than 50,000 USD for COVID 19 treatment expenses.
  • Accommodation 5 Nights in SHA plus approved hotel
  • Thailand pass approved.
  • Rapid Antigen test booked 
  • A Negative RT PCR test that has been made within 72 hours before departing from the country of Origin.

Sandbox Programs

Non Vaccinated travelers arriving from Non African countries

For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers coming from any country around the world except Africa, they will need to stay for 10 days quarantine in an AQ hotel and undergo 2 required PCR tests during their stay. 

Guests will also need to have the below requirements present upon arrival:

  • COVID insurance covering not less than 50,000 USD for COVID 19 treatment expenses.
  • PAID and confirmed AQ Accommodation for 10 Days.
  • Thailand pass approved.
  • A Negative RT PCR test that has been made within 72 hours before departing from the country of Origin

Traveling from Africa

On the 28th of November, The CCSA has announced that due to the outbreak of the new Covid 19 variant “Omicorn”, Arrivals from 8 African countries has been banned (effective from 1 December). These countries are  Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. (in case you are traveling from one of these countries and got your Thailand Pass already, you can Still travel but you will need to stay for 14 Days Quarantine upon arrival)

In case of arriving from any other African country other than these 8, travelers will not be eligible for entering the country under the sandbox scheme, and they will need to undergo 14 days quarantine upon arrival with 3 required PCR COVID tests on Day 0-1, 5-6, and 12-13. (Either vaccinated or not, same rules will be applied)

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