THAILAND NO QUARANTINE

ENTRY REQUIREMENT CHANGES
Updated on October 22nd, 2021

UPDATE (October 15th) The MFA will be replacing the COE will be replaced with the Thailand Pass.

UPDATE (October 20th) The CCSA has not announced a final list of countries yet, and at the moment we advise to proceed with general Sandbox / AQ bookings until these new programs, and policies are finalized. As mentioned by the CCSA the existing Certificate of Entry (COE) applications will be honored in November (Thailand Pass is not yet required).

UPDATE (October 21st) The official list of countries for quarantine-free entry was released today, as well as entry requirements (notice).

Pending Final Approval

Starting November first the quarantine will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travelers coming from 46 countries.

Recent News Articles around "No Quarantine"

You must meet the following requirements to take advantage of the new quarantine-free entry option

  1. Come from countries specified by the Thai Public Health Ministry as being low risk and arrive by air.
  2. Have certificates to confirm that they have received two doses of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. Have negative COVID-19 results from RT-PCR tests conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival in Thailand.
  4. Have a minimum of US$50,000 health insurance coverage.
  5. Have written/electronic confirmation of hotel bookings in Thailand.
  6. Download and install a specified app upon arrival at the airport and undergo RT-PCR tests within 24 hours of arrival.
  7. Have negative test results before traveling domestically without quarantine.

"Quarantine Free Entry" Countries

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Bahrain
  4. Belgium
  5. Bhutan
  6. Brunei Darussalam
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Cambodia
  9. Canada
  10. Chile
  11. China
  12. Cypris
  13. Czech Republic
  14. Denmark
  15. Estonia
  16. Finland
  17. France
  18. Germany
  19. Greece
  20. Hungary
  21. Iceland
  22. Ireland
  23. Israel
  24. Italy
  25. Japan
  26. Latvia
  27. Lithuania
  28. Malaysia
  29. Malta
  30. The Netherlands
  31. New Zealand
  32. Norway
  33. Poland
  34. Portugal
  35. Qatar
  36. Saudi Arabia
  37. Singapore
  38. Slovenia
  39. South Korea
  40. Spain
  41. Sweden
  42. Switzerland
  43. United Arab Emirates
  44. United Kingdom
  45. United States of America
  46. Hong Kong
Exemption from QuarantineSandbox ProgramAlternative Quarantine
Eligible Countries
Only Eligible Countries

Note: Must reside in the eligible countries for at least 21 consecutive days.

All CountriesAll Countries
Quarantine
No Quarantine

Note: Must wait for RT-PCR test result at the hotel for 1 night, or until a negative result is received.

Travel restricted in Sandbox Area for 7 days

Note: Must wait for RT-PCR test result at designated hotel before traveling.

Quarantine at the AQ hotel for 10 days
VaccinationFully vaccinated

(At least 14 days prior to traveling)

Fully vaccinated

(At least 14 days prior to traveling)

Not Required
Accommodation Requirements
1 Night Reservation at SHA+ or AQ Hotel

Note: Payment Confirmation required

7 Night Reservation at SHA+ or AQ Hotel in Sandbox Area

Note: Payment Confirmation required

10 Night Reservation at AQ Hotel

Note: Payment Confirmation required

Medical Insurance

(Not required for Thai nationals)

Medical insurance with minimum coverage of $50,000 (USD)Medical insurance with minimum coverage of $50,000 (USD)Medical insurance with minimum coverage of $50,000 (USD)
COVID-19 test result before DepartureHave a RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelingHave a RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before traveling
Have a RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before traveling

Note: not required for Thai nationals

COVID-19 tests in Thailand

(Travelers are responsible for test fees which will be included in hotel reservation)

One RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival dateTwo RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival date, and day 6 or 7 of stay.Two RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival date, and day 8 or 9 of stay.

Note: For Sandbox Program, must arrive through the International Airports at Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, U-Tapao, or Buriram (Chartered flights only)

Table provided by the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand on October 21st

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No Quarantine FAQ

Is quarantine no longer required?

No, quarantine is still required. The PM has announced that it will no longer be required for vaccinated travelers from certain countries.

Is "no quarantine" approved?

This is not approved yet, and was only recently announced.

For "no quarantine" will unvaccinated travelers still need to quarantine?

To our current knowledge the answer is YES.

For "no quarantine" vaccinated travelers not on the approved country list need to quarantine?

To our current knowledge the answer is: YES, if entering thailand in areas where AQ is still in use.

For "no quarantine" do I still need a COE?

To our current knowledge the answer is: YES

For "no quarantine" do I still need a COVID-19 insurance?

To our current knowledge the answer is: YES, please refer to our COVID-19 Insurance comparison page.

Will bars, and entertainment venues be open?

They are announced to open up on/after December 1st.