Planning To Visit Thailand? Here Is Everything You Need To Know About ‘Test & Go’ Programme

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As you may know that Thailand, the Southeast Asian country known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins, and ornate temples has reopened for travelers from all countries starting February 2022.

The country has also resumed its ‘Test & Go’ entry scheme for quarantine free travel.

It may be noted that in December 2021, amid the rising cases of Omicron variant in Thailand the country has temporarily suspended the Thailand Pass for all-new ‘Test & Go’ and Sandbox applications (except Phuket Sandbox).

Thailand Pass Reopens For New Test & Go Applications

Starting 01st Feb 2022, all fully vaccinated travelers from any country around the world can apply for a TEST & GO Thailand Pass up to 60 days in advance.

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While existing rules under the scheme remain unchanged, the CCSA approved additional requirements to ensure stringent COVID-19 precautions.

Here we have gathered all the details you need to know about the ‘Test & Go’ Programme for your quarantine free travel to Thailand.

Thailand Test & Go Programme

Travelers from a port of departure in any country/territory are eligible for travel to Thailand under the Test & Go Programme.

Vaccination
  • Fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand or WHO no less than 14 days before departure
  • Recovered persons with 1 dose of vaccination (received after infection) must provide a medical certificate showing full recovery
  • Acted below 18 not required to be fully vaccinated (must register on Thailand Pass and travel alongside parents/legal guardian)

Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD for medical expenses (expats residing in Thailand can use social security card or certifying letter issued by employer)

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Fully paid SHA Extra+/AQ hotel reservation confirmation for day 1 and day 5

  • on day 1, the first RT-PCR test and airport transfer
  • on day 5, the second RT-PCR test (could be a different hotel)

Register On Thailand Pass

Travelers are advised to register at least 7 days before your departure date through the official website – Thailand Pass Registration System (for air travel only) (consular.go.th)

Documents Required For Registration On Thailand Pass

  1. Valid Passport
  2. Vaccination Certificate (travelers with EU DCC can use 2/2 vaccine certificate as proof of both the ‘Island 2nd doses)
  3. Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD for medical expenses
  4. Fully paid SHA Extra+/AQ hotel reservation (day 1 and day 5 with 2 RT-PCR tests and airport transfer), could be a different hotel
    1. Paid AQ / SHA Extra+ hotel reservation confirmation for 2 days (Day 1 and Day 5, and the booking must include 2 RT-PCR tests fee and airport transfer for Day 1)
    2. If you plan to stay in Thailand for less than 5 days (including departing on Day 5), only the hotel booking for Day 1 (including 1 RT-PCR test fee and airport transfer) and flight document indicating your date of departure are required
  1. Thai visa (if required) * Medical certificate showing full recovery (for recovered persons who received only 1 dose of vaccination after infection)

Get A Coid-19 Test

Negative RT-PCR test results no more than 72 hours prior to departure OR

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In case of positive RT-PCR result, must have a medical certificate stating that you have recovered from COVID-19 (infected more than 14 days but not more than 3 months) Aged 6 and below not required (must travel with parents).

On Arrival In Thailand

Day of arrival (day 1)

  • Undergo 1st RT-PCR test at the hotel or designated venue and wait for the result in the hotel room
  • If the result is negative, you are allowed to travel anywhere in Thailand and undergo 2nd RT-PCR test on day 5

While Stay In Thailand

5th Day of arrival (day 5)

  • Undergo 2nd RT-PCR test at the hotel or designated venue and wait for the result in the hotel room
  • If 2nd test result is negative, you are allowed to travel anywhere in Thailand

eVisa On Arrival For Travelers From 18 Countries

Recently VFS Global has announced that travelers from 18 countries can now apply for their Thailand eVisa on Arrival through their official website.

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Travelers from Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu are eligible to get an eVOA when arriving in Thailand.

It must be noted that the applicant should have been residing in the eligible countries for at least 21 consecutive days.


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