Thailand Pass: New Applications For ‘Test-Free’ Entry Will Open On April 29

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Recently we reported that Thailand has scrapped the Test & Go program and eased travel rules for vaccinated travellers beginning May 1, under the new rules fully vaccinated travellers are no longer required to take a PCR test upon arrival in Thailand, nor are they required to make a one-night hotel reservation.

However, it is still necessary for vaccinated individuals to verify their vaccination status and insurance coverage by registering on Thailand Pass.

New Registration On Thailand Pass

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As the reports surfaced, many travellers attempted to register for the ‘Thailand Pass’ for the Test-Free entry under the new programme, but they were unable to do so since the ‘Date of Arrival’ field does not allow them to enter a date later than April.

We’ve received lots of messages from travellers asking why they can’t register for the ‘Thailand Pass.’

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The reason for this is, that Thailand has not yet opened the registration under the ‘Test-Free’ entry program and the same will be opened on April 29.

The Thailand Pass official website revealed that people seeking entry under the simplified rules beginning May 1, 2022, will be able to apply for their Thailand Pass starting April 29, 2022.

Registration on Thailand Pass for travelers entering Thailand from 1 May 2022 under new entry measures will be opened from 29 April 2022 onwards (00.01 hrs Thailand time).

Another positive is that the lengthy Thailand Pass form, which presently requires personal information, vaccination dosages, hotel booking, test booking, and insurance, will be simplified for travellers entering from May 1st, 2022.

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The new ‘Thailand Pass’ will only require details of:

  • Passport
  • Certificate of Vaccination
  • Proof of insurance (now reduced US$10,000 requirement, for non-Thai travellers only)

New Entry Protocols For Thailand

Thailand will remove all three current entry channels, namely Test & Go, Sandbox, and Alternative Quarantine, on May 1, 2022, and will only have two simple categories;

  • Vaccinated
  • Unvaccinated

1. Fully Vaccinated Persons must:

  • Register on Thailand Pass
  • Attach required documents including passport, certificate of vaccination
  • Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)
  • (COVID-19 test, both prior to and after arriving in Thailand, is no longer required)

2. Unvaccinated Persons

Option 1 – Exemption from quarantine: Travellers with a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before travelling must:

  • Register on Thailand Pass
  • Attach required documents including passport, and COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before travelling (must attach on Thailand Pass only)
  • Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)
  • (Any COVID-19 test after arriving in Thailand is not required)

PLEASE NOTE: Travelers who have been approved to enter Thailand under the AQ scheme but wish to enter Thailand under an exemption from quarantine must re-apply on Thailand Pass.

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Option 2 – Quarantine: Travelers who cannot undergo an RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling or wish to be quarantined must:

  • Register on Thailand Pass
  • Attach required documents including passport, Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel confirmation for 5 days (including 1 RT-PCR test)
  • Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)
  • Undergo an RT-PCR test on days 4-5 in Thailand during the mandatory 5-day quarantine at AQ hotel

Travellers whose Thailand Pass has already been issued can travel with the issued QR Code and do not need to register for a new Thailand Pass.


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