THAILAND PASS

COE REPLACEMENT
Updated on October 22nd, 2021

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

The MFA / Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently announced that the Certificate of Entry (COE) will be replaced with the "Thailand Pass" system starting November 1st, 2021.

The "Thailand Pass" online registration system will exist on https://thailandpass.go.th or https://tp.consular.go.th, and should be accessible by November 1st, 2021.

Recent News Articles around "Thailand Pass"

The new Thailand Pass system will be for everyone except for those who will be traveling as part of group arrivals (by sea), and Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ) stay as well. They will have to use the existing COE system until otherwise specified.

"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

We will be working very closely with the AQ hotels to quickly release 1 day pricing for AQ / Sandbox hotels. You may stay informed by following our @LINE account HERE.

Official MFA "Thailand Pass" Flow Chart
Thailand Pass
Example of QR code
Thailand Pass Example
Required Information for Thailand Pass
  • Passport Information
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Covid-19 Health Insurance Coverage
  • SHA+/AQ Hotel Booking
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Thailand Pass FAQ

Is the Thailand Pass approved yet?

No, it is set to be launched on November 1st. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also stated that you should apply 7 days before your arrival.

Where is the Thailand Pass website?

The website will be at https://thailandpass.go.th or https://tp.consular.go.th (not online yet).

Do you still need COVID-19 insurance?

From the information recently released we still expect that incoming travelers are required to have Thailand Covid-19 Insurance coverage.

Are COVID-19 PCR tests still required?

They will still be required for AQ stay, and may be required for SHA+ stay depending on entry option.

Can I enter without quarantine?

At the moment Quarantine Free Entry is set to start November 1st. Additional details will be updated on the Quarantine Free Entry page.

When should you apply for Thailand Pass?

You should apply for the Thailand Pass 7 days before your arrival.

How long does Thailand Pass approval take?

The MFA has mentioned that it will take 1-3 days for approval.