Thai Embassy Announced Resumption of COE, Visa Issuance In India


The Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi on Monday informed about the decision regarding the resumption of COE and visa issuance for certain categories of permitted non-Thai nationals traveling from India to Thailand.

Resumption of COE and Visa Issuance

  • The Embassy will resume the issuance of all types of visa and COE for permitted non-Thai nationals except for medical treatment starting from 20 September 2021.
  • Please note that travels to Phuket Sandbox and related initiatives are subject to respective measures and official lists of eligible countries of departure.
  • For those who wish to apply for visa, please contact VFS Global or BLS International.

Phuket Sandbox Programme

All foreign travelers planning to visit under the Phuket Sandbox programme should make sure they have covered all the necessary requirements and have all the required documentation. This includes:

  • A passport with at least 6 months validity.
  • Have been in countries/territories approved by Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for 21 days or more.
  • Been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organisation (WHO). Those who have recovered from COVID-19 also need to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travel.
  • Have booked and purchased return air travel.
  • Have booked and paid for accommodation for no less than 14 nights that includes at least 7 nights in Phuket at a SHA Plus hotel.
  • Have booked and paid for RT-PCR tests that cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand via
  • Have purchased medical insurance with COVID-19 treatment coverage of at least US$100,000. TAT recommends that travelers make sure to check the small print of any COVID-19 insurance policy before purchasing. Ultimately, the policy should cover the cost of treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalization. The policy should also cover the whole duration that travelers are planning to stay in Thailand.
  • Have tested negative for COVID-19 with a laboratory result by an RT-PCR method no longer than 72 hours before travel.

More Details: Phuket Sandbox FAQs (Updated)

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