Travel and Quarantine Requirements

Travel and Entry Requirements

  • The Royal Thai government has announced a State of Emergency effective until 15 January 2021. Businesses and activities have been allowed to fully reopen with social distancing and hygiene measures.

  • The following can enter Thailand following quarantine and other health requirements.
    • Thai nationals

    • Persons with an exemption or persons being considered, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister, or the head of responsible persons accountable for resolving the state of emergency issues to enter the Kingdom

    • Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under international organisations, or representatives of foreign governments performing their duties in the Kingdom, or persons of other international agencies as permitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including their spouse, parents, or children

    • Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion

    • Crew members who are required to travel into the Kingdom on a mission and have a specified date and time for return

    • Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national

    • An alien/Non-Thai national/Expat who has a certificate of residence in the Kingdom, as well as the spouse and children of such person

    • Non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or have been granted permission from government agencies to work in the Kingdom, including their spouse or children

    • Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including the parents or guardians of the students, except for students of non-formal educational institutions under the law on private schools and of other similar private educational institutions

    • Non-Thai nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their attendants not more than 3 persons

    • Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country

  • Requirements for all travellers to enter Thailand:
    • Health certificate showing negative COVID-19 with RT-PCR laboratory test issued no more than 72 hours before departure.

    • A health insurance policy showing a minimum coverage for COVID-19 of not less than USD100,000

    • Certificate of Entry (COE) – travellers must contact a Royal Thai Consulate/Embassy at least 10 days before departure to apply for COE

    • Fit to Fly Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure

    • Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) booking confirmation for the 14-day quarantine

  • Upon arrival, travellers have to complete the form T.8 “AOT Airport of Thailand Application”.

  • All foreign nationals applying for a work permit must complete the 14-day quarantine first before WP submission.

  • A Special Tourist Visa (STV) is granted to long staying-visitors coming from a low risk country and allows them to stay for 90 days and can be extended twice. It is available until 30 September 2021.

Quarantine and Health Requirements

  • From the airport, travellers must proceed to the confirmed ASQ to complete the 14-day mandatory quarantine at their own expense. Any person found to be in breach of the quarantine will face a fine of 20,000 baht.

  • A RT-PCR test will be done twice during the 14-day quarantine.

Updated as at 30 November 2020

Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, there has been a constant change in terms of work permit process, timeline, travel restrictions, quarantine period, medical tests as well as insurance requirements etc. All these requirements can change by the respective authorities in both country of work and candidate’s home country from time to time. The process, timeline and costs that Innovare provides is a guideline and is subject to change if any process is being changed. While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure its accuracy at the time of communication, Innovare cannot guarantee nor be liable for such change in timeline or costs arising from any pandemic related factors so please take note of the potentially volatile situation during this period.