Thailand Issues Revised Measures For Entering Into The Kingdom

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has informed about the revised measures for travelers who wish to travel to the Southeast Asian country.

The new entry norms have come into effect starting from 1st February 2022.

The revised measures for entering into Thailand per the resolution from the meeting of the Centre for the Administration of the Situation due to the Outbreak of the Communicable Disease Coronavirus (COVID-19) or CCSA and as published in the Royal Gazette as follows:

Test and Go Entry Scheme

Effective from 1 February 2022, the Test and Go entry protocol will resume registration through the Thailand Pass system, and passengers are able to enter Thailand through this entry scheme accordingly;

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Travelers departing from ALL COUNTRIES are now permitted to enter through the Test and Go scheme;

Please note that the requirements for registration under the Test and Go scheme is the same as previously announced with the addition that passengers are required to reserve 2 RT-PCR lab tests in conjunction with two-night accommodation (Day 1 and Day 5).

Sandbox Programme

Effective from 1 February 2022, the Sandbox area will include;

  1. Phuket
  2. Krabi
  3. Phan-Nga
  4. Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan)
  5. Chonburi (Pattaya and some districts), and
  6. Trat (Koh Chang);

Requirements for the Sandbox program remain the same as previously announced.

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Please kindly note and strictly comply with this scheme and measures for entering into The Kingdom of Thailand as published in the Royal Gazette on 28 January 2022.

Documents Required For Travel to Thailand

In order to minimize the number of inadmissible pax. we request to check the following documents in particular;

  • Valid insurance of USD 50,000/ covering covid-19 for the entire stay in Thailand.
  • Pax should have minimum THB 20,000/
  • Their itinerary for their stay in Thailand.
  • The hotel bookings for their stay in Thailand.
  • Return ticket.
  • Thai Pass.
  • Valid Passport (6 months of validity & 2 empty pages).
  • RT-PCR negative report done within 72 Hrs. of scheduled departure.

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.

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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  1. Bulgaria
  2. Bhutan
  3. China
  4. Cyprus
  5. Ethiopia
  6. Fiji
  7. Georgia
  8. India
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Malta
  11. Mexico
  12. Nauru
  13. Papua New Guinea
  14. Romania
  15. Saudi Arabia
  16. Taiwan
  17. Uzbekistan
  18. Vanuatu

How to apply for Thailand eVisa On Arrival?

It must be noted that non-compliance with any of the above requirements may result in declaring the passenger as inadmissible and will be deported.


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