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Airlines Updates
Published on 18.10.2021, Thai:

Thai Airways International Routes Start To Return, from 01NOV21.

Published on 15.10.2021, Thai:

Thai to resume services on 36 international routes on 31OCT21.

Published on 14.10.2021, Thai Airways:

Will Thai Airways regain its ground post-pandemic?

Published on 08.10.2021, Thai Lion Air:

Thai Lion Air adds more aircraft to fleet as Thailand plans further re-opening.

Published on 07.10.2021, Thai AirAsia:

Thai AirAsia expects full domestic rebound in Q4.

Published on 01.10.2021, Thai Airways:

Slow Progress On Thai Airways’ Rehabilitation Plan.

Published on 29.09.2021, Thai Airways:

Thai Airways to resume flights to countries with high vaccination rates.

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Crossing Rules
  • Nationals of Thailand are not permitted to enter Thailand.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Passengers entering on a repatriation flight and holding a Certificate of Entry issued by a Thai representative in the country of entry and a fit to fly health certificate.
    • Passengers with a medical certificate showing a negative Covid-19 PCR test result tested within 72 hours before departure in lieu of a ‘fit to fly’ health certificate.
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Flight Restrictions

published 03.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit until 30 November 2020.
– This does not apply to passengers who are spouses, parents, or children of a national of Thailand.
– This does not apply to airline crew with a return scheduled flight.
– This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued by Thailand.
– This does not apply to nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card.
– This does not apply to passengers traveling as students.
– This does not apply to passengers with a visa issued by Thailand.

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English.

Passengers must have an insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand.

Passengers must have:
– a Certificate of Entry issued by Royal Thai Embassy, and
– a Fit to Fly health certificate issued at most 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

Most travellers to Thailand, including British nationals travelling from the UK, are required to complete 14 days’ quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility. Whilst in ASQ, you will normally not be allowed to leave your room except for medical treatment or COVID-19 tests.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19.

Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-10-16
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 64139022
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 690036
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 91.69
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 9865

If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.

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  • Thailand It’s now official — Thailand will be opening to fully vaccinated travelers from 46 countries as of November 1, 2021. With this plan:

    Fully vaccinated travelers will be eligible to enter Thailand by air if they’ve been in one of 46 countries for at least 21 consecutive days prior to travel (so this isn’t about citizenship, but rather about where you’ve been)
    An RT-PCR coronavirus test will be required within 72 hours prior to travel
    A second RT-PCR coronavirus test will be required on the day of arrival, and the traveler must stay in their accommodation until the result comes back negative
    Medical insurance with a minimum coverage of $50,000 will be required for travel

    Thailand is opening to travelers who have been in one of 46 eligible countries for the past 21 consecutive days leading up to their trip. These countries include the following:

    Australia
    Austria
    Bahrain
    Belgium
    Bhutan
    Brunei Darussalam
    Bulgaria
    Cambodia
    Canada
    Chile
    China
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hong Kong
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland
    Israel
    Italy
    Japan
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Malaysia
    Malta
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Qatar
    Saudi Arabia
    Singapore
    Slovenia
    South Korea
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    United States

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    21.10.2021
  • Thailand With the Nov 1 reopening looming, Bangkok is preparing protocols for testing tourists outside the airport, at hotels or ‘swab hubs’ to avoid congestion on arrival.

    Thapanee Kiatphaibool, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) deputy governor for domestic marketing, said swab tests for travellers will be conducted outside the airport to disperse the flow of tourists with travellers transferred via hotel limousines to SHA Plus hotels which have partner hospitals or swab hubs.

    Swab hubs, organised by the Thai Hotels Association (THA), will be established as a centres for small hotels which could be places like hospitals or alternative quarantine facilities.

    While waiting for the result, all arrivals are required to stay in their hotel room during the first night.

    Ms Thapanee said over 300 hotels are waiting for SHA Plus approval which should be ready by the end of this week.

    Marisa Sukosol Nunbhakdi, THA president, said RT-PCR tests should be controlled to the same standard with less expensive prices to attract more tourists.

    She said hoteliers started to see forward bookings in December, mostly from markets that don’t have to undergo quarantine on their return.

    Around 60-70% of 940 hotels in Bangkok are reopened, compared to only 50% during the peak of the recent wave. …

    Mrs Marisa said the occupancy rate for Bangkok hotels is estimated to increase from 20% this month to 30% in November.

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    20.10.2021
  • Thailand Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    *Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including British nationals travelling from the UK, are required to complete 14 days’ quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility. Whilst in ASQ, you will normally not be allowed to leave your room except for medical treatment or COVID-19 tests.
    In some areas of Thailand it is possible to complete some or all of the quarantine period without being restricted to an ASQ facility. Schemes include the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. These may include restrictions on movement between provinces.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. In some provinces public transport may stop earlier than normal or have less capacity than normal.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    Until further notice you must also wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in Thailand and in vehicles if you are with others. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available.
    A number of disease control measures at national and local levels are also in place. These include a colour rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province and for movement between provinces depend on the colour rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time.
    In some provinces measures may include restrictions on dining in restaurants, gathering in groups, closures of shops and curfews. You are advised to follow all preventative and disease control measures to minimise risks and avoid penalties.
    Measures change frequently. You should check the current situation with local authorities and the Thai government’s Facebook page and PR website.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.
    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there
    *Health: If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should call the Thai COVID-19 Hotline on 1422.
    If you need a COVID-19 test, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has compiled alist of private and government-managed testing facilities . These will provide you with a test and normally contact you afterwards with the result. Authorities may also contact you as part of their tracing process.
    If you test positive for COVID-19 and have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic, Thai authorities recommend that you self-isolate at home or in a community setting dedicated to this such as a school or temple, where you can receive appropriate care. This also applies to school age children. National Health Security Office (NHSO) provides medical support and services for home isolation. To register, you can call the 1330 hotline.
    If you have more severe symptoms Thai public health regulations require that you quarantine at either a hospital, hospitel (a repurposed hotel with medical capabilities) or field hospital.
    You should ensure that you understand your health care provider’s policies before you take a test as these will include where you quarantine and receive medical care if you test positive.
    In areas designated as dark red zones there is increasing pressure on medical services. You may find it difficult to access COVID-19 testing and medical care.
    .

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    19.10.2021
  • Thailand The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand has just announced that they will replace the Certificate of Entry (COE) system for international air travelers from November 1, 2021 and replace it with a digital solution called “Thailand Pass”.

    Travelers will fill in particulars through an application that is going to be available at a later point this month for their travel to the Kingdom although the COE system will remain in place for certain categories of travel.

    Those who travel as part of of group arrivals, by sea (yacht & cruise ships) as well as Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ) stays will continue to use the established COE system for the time being.

    Required information for the app to produce an entry code as per this chart will be:

    Passport Information
    Vaccination Certificate
    Covid-19 Health Insurance Coverage
    SHA+/AQ Hotel Booking

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    14.10.2021
  • Thailand The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand has just announced that they will replace the Certificate of Entry (COE) system for international air travelers from November 1, 2021 and replace it with a digital solution called “Thailand Pass”.

    Travelers will fill in particulars through an application that is going to be available at a later point this month for their travel to the Kingdom although the COE system will remain in place for certain categories of travel.

    Those who travel as part of of group arrivals, by sea (yacht & cruise ships) as well as Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ) stays will continue to use the established COE system for the time being.

    Required information for the app to produce an entry code as per this chart will be:

    Passport Information
    Vaccination Certificate
    Covid-19 Health Insurance Coverage
    SHA+/AQ Hotel Booking

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    14.10.2021
  • Thailand New Domestic Travel Screening [Effective Oct 16th]
    All domestic arrivals from then will no longer need to show a negative COVID-19 test as long as they are fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival with 2 doses of the Sinovac, Sinopharm, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, or Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, or 2 doses of different vaccines as approved by the Ministry of Public Health, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This also applies for those under 18 years who have received 1 dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 14 days, as well as those who have recovered from COVID-19 for less than 90 days.

    Arrivals can also choose to show a negative COVID-19 test by an RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test no more than 7 days from the test date.

    Children aged not older than 6 years travelling with parents or guardians, and patients and medical personnel in medical emergency vehicles are exempt from the above requirement.

    Children aged 7-12 years must have a negative COVID-19 test by an RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test no more than 7 days from the test date.

    Current Domestic Travel Screening
    Domestic travellers who need to enter Phuket before 16 October, 2021, must follow the rules and requirements as announced in the Phuket Provincial Order No. 5745/2564, which requires all domestic arrivals to be vaccinated at least 14 days with 2 doses of the Sinovac, Sinopharm, or Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, or the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine as the first dose and AstraZeneca as the second dose, or 1 dose of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or have recovered from COVID-19 for less than 6 months. All arrivals are required to show a negative test by an RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test no more than 7 days from the test date.
    Source: Loyalty Lobby

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    13.10.2021
  • Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday that he will push for the opening up of the country to fully vaccinated foreign tourists from at least 10 countries on Nov 1, as the government earlier planned.

    Gen Prayut said in a nationally televised broadcast that fully vaccinated tourists from at least 10 low-risk countries would be allowed to enter Thailand by air with no quarantine requirements.

    The prime minister named the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, China and the United States among the first group of countries to benefit from the move.

    “I have instructed the CCSA and the Ministry of Public Health to urgently consider within this week to allow, as of Nov 1, international visitors to enter Thailand without any requirement for quarantine if they are fully vaccinated and arrive by air from low-risk countries,” he said.

    He pledged to open the gates for more countries by Dec 1 and targeted others by Jan 1.

    Tourists from countries not on the low-risk list would be allowed but they would be required to quarantine, he added.

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    12.10.2021
  • Thailand he Tourism and Sports Ministry is poised to start collecting a 500-baht tourism fee for a “tourism transformation fund” next year, with the budget following a co-payment model.

    The Centre for Economic Situation Administration last week approved the creation of the fund, which is expected to subsidise projects that transform the industry, focusing on high-value and sustainable tourism.

    Yuthasak Supasorn, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor, said the fee collection of 500 baht per person should start next year, with the aim of collecting 5 billion within the first year, assuming 10 million foreign arrivals in 2022.

    The National Tourism Policy Committee already gave the nod to start the fund earlier this year, with a proposed fee of 300 baht per person.

    Mr Yuthasak said the additional 200 baht will be earmarked for: projects initiated by the private sector, community enterprises, or social enterprises that would like to transform their business to meet the fund’s strategy; helping the country restructure from mass tourism to high-value or a bio-, circular and green economic model; and environmentally concerned tourism. …

    The fund is also meant to budget insurance and development projects for foreign visitors that require government initiatives rather than the private sector, including those needing matching grants from local administrations, said Mr Yuthasak.

    After the concept is approved, the Tourism and Sports Ministry and TAT are required to have discussions with related authorities about setting up the fund committee and funding mechanisms, such as how to collect the fee from tourists, he said.

    The committee must develop a criteria to determine which projects are eligible for financial support.

    “The additional cost won’t have an impact on tourists as we want to focus on the quality market,” said Mr Yuthasak.

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    07.10.2021
  • Thailand It’s now official that the isolation period for fully vaccinated passengers has been reduced to seven days applying to both ASQ as well as the Sandbox project.

    Travelers can now apply through their embassies for fresh Certificates of Entry (issuance was briefly suspended while new regulations were pending) as well as for the Special Tourist Visa which was extended for another year.

    Eligible passengers who already got their COE issued will have to amend their application to get a new one and also contact their accommodation to arrange amendment of the booking (as well as refunds of their prepaid rooms – good luck).

    Fully vaccinated travelers who are accompanied by unvaccinated children will be subject to the 10 Days Quarantine.

    The cabinet resolved on Tuesday to extend the Special Tourist Visa (STV) programme for one year until Sept 30 next year to woo well-to-do visitors.

    Deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said the cabinet approved the proposal from the Tourism and Sports Ministry to extend the special visa programme for visitors’ long stays from its original end this Thursday. …

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    30.09.2021
  • Thailand Reuters just reported vaccinated travelers will be exempt from quarantine measures when traveling to Thailand from November 1, 2021. Reuters:
    Thailand will waive its mandatory quarantine requirement in Bangkok and nine regions from Nov. 1 to vaccinated arrivals, authorities said on Monday, as the country tries to boost its immunisation rate and revive its battered tourism sector.

    The regions include popular tourist areas Chiang Mai, Phangnga, Krabi, Hua Hin, Pattaya, and Cha-am, and follow the successful reopening of Phuket and Samui islands to vaccinated people in pilot schemes since July. …

    Authorities will also reduce the quarantine time nationwide for visitors arriving from Oct. 1, the COVID-19 task force said, halving it to seven days for vaccinated arrivals, and cutting it to 10 days for those not inoculated.

    It will also further ease restrictions from Friday in 29 “dark red” provinces under maximum control, including Bangkok, to allow more businesses and activities to reopen, such as spas, libraries, cinemas, indoor sports venues and nail salons.

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    28.09.2021
  • Thailand The reopening plan for five areas — Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phetchaburi — faced another setback after the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) decided to put off the starting date from Oct 1 to Nov 1.

    For Pattaya, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai, this was the third postponement from an initial reopening schedule of mid-September, all attributed to a vaccine shortage.

    Tassapon Bijleveld, executive chairman of Asia Aviation, the largest shareholder of Thai AirAsia, said the move affects both the private sector and nation’s tourism image because a reopening timeline of October was already set, with people and companies adjusting their plans. …

    “If the government announced earlier the country would be ready for inbound tourists in December or even January, we would have no objection. We would have shifted our focus to the domestic market in the final quarter with full force,” said Mr Tassapon. “The flip-flop worsens a situation which is already somehow at its worst, particularly regarding our financial stability.” …

    The postponement mars the country’s reputation as local tourism operators have already settled agreement with agents overseas that have the potential to bring in tour groups from Russia and India, said Mr Thanet.

    “Nobody will listen to us again. They will wait for an official announcement, which may occur in November at the earliest, too late to capture high-season traffic as international flights often need 2-3 months notice for air traffic permission,” he said.

    “It also takes that long to promote those packages.”

    Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Yuthasak Supasorn said the decision by CCSA to reduce the quarantine period to seven days for inoculated visitors will help spur tourism demand upon reopening.

    However, tourists still have to take costly RT-PCR tests during their time here as the Public Health Ministry does not want to use antigen test kits for the second and third tests.

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    26.09.2021
  • Thailand Thailand’s Tourism Authority told the other week that Bangkok would welcome international visitors from October 1. Then this goalpost was moved to mid-October last week by the tourism minister only to be outdone by the city’s governor, who couldn’t see Bangkok ready by that date.

    According to the Bangkok Post, the governor now believes that they should have reached the 70% double vaccination level in late October, and the city could then welcome tourists two weeks later IF other goals are also met.

    Here are the three steps per Bangkok Post:

    1. One criterion, Pol Gen Aswin said, is that 70% of the city’s population must have received two doses of vaccines. Such a target is expected to be met around Oct 22 and some 7-14 days after that is when people’s immunity has been built.
    2. Pol Gen Aswin said the second factor for reopening to proceed is if daily caseloads continue to drop and there are fewer Covid-19 patients in hospitals. In recent days, between 2,700-2,800 daily infections have been reported.
    3. The final criterion is that there are fewer people with Covid-19 in hospitals, he said.
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    22.09.2021
  • Thailand Bangkok Post: Bangkok’s reopening for inoculated tourists will be delayed by two weeks as most of the city’s residents are still waiting for their second jabs, while the tourism ministry has pledged to open the city to bring at least 1 million international tourists this year.

    Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister, said the appropriate timeline for Bangkok should be postponed from Oct 1 to Oct 15 as the capital city is expected to have administered Covid-19 vaccines to 70% of its residents by then.
    The revised plan came up after a discussion between the minister and Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang yesterday regarding the readiness of the city, which should be the gateway for inbound tourism.

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    16.09.2021
  • Thailand Bangkok, 10 September, 2021 – The Royal Thai Government has announced plans to reopen Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan from 1 October as part of the second phase of the country’s reopening timeline.

    In the official statement released yesterday (9 September, 2021), Government Spokesperson, Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, said the plans reflected the policy outlined by Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, to gradually reopen the country in phases, following the first phase that reopened Phuket, followed by Surat Thani, then Krabi and Phang-Nga over the last two months.

    “This October reopening will be launched alongside with the country’s newly adjusted ‘universal prevention’ guidelines against COVID-19, under which Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, and Prachuap Khiri Khan are getting ready, including accelerating vaccination for the local population and formalising tourism campaigns; such as, Bangkok Sandbox, Hua Hin Recharge, and Charming Chiang Mai,” Mr. Thanakorn said.

    From mid-October, another 21 destinations up and down the country will reopen. These include Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phrae, and Sukhothai in the North; Bueng Kan, Nong Khai, Ubon Ratchathani, and Udon Thani in the Northeast; Kanchanaburi and Ratchaburi in the West; Chanthaburi, Rayong, and Trat in the East; Ayutthaya in the Central Region, and Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, and Trang in the South.

    Thailand is set to proceed with the fourth phase of reopening in January 2022, with 13 border provinces to reopen under travel bubbles with neighbouring countries.

    All four phases will cover the reopening of 43 provinces across Thailand.

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    11.09.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Government extends COVID-19 travel, other restrictions in Bangkok and high-risk provinces until end of August, expands existing measures to 29 provinces (Reuters, 01.08.2021). Cambodia, Thailand: Border closed until 12 August as COVID-19 variant spreads (Asia-Pacific, 29.07.2021). Six airlines suspend domestic flights from 21 July to 3 August because of COVID-19 (Simple Flying, 21.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    *Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including British nationals travelling from the UK, are required to complete 14 days’ quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility. Whilst in ASQ, you will normally not be allowed to leave your room except for medical treatment or COVID-19 tests.
    In some areas of Thailand it is possible to complete some or all of the quarantine period without being restricted to an ASQ facility. Schemes include the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. These may include restrictions on movement between provinces.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. In some provinces public transport may stop earlier than normal or have less capacity than normal.
    Domestic flights in and out of provinces categorised as dark red, including Bangkok, are currently prohibited.
    COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    Until further notice you must also wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in Thailand and in vehicles if you are with others. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available.
    A number of disease control measures at national and local levels are also in place. These include a colour rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province and for movement between provinces depend on the colour rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time.
    In some provinces measures may include restrictions on dining in restaurants, gathering in groups, closures of shops and curfews. You are advised to follow all preventative and disease control measures to minimise risks and avoid penalties.
    Measures change frequently. You should check the current situation with local authorities and the Thai government’s Facebook page
    and PR website.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.
    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    * If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

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    09.09.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Six airlines suspend domestic flights from 21 July to 3 August because of COVID-19 (Simple Flying, 21.07.2021). Government to impose inter-provincial travel restrictions, nightly curfew in Bangkok, surrounding provinces during week of 12 July to slow spread of COVID-19 (Reuters. 09.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. These may include restrictions on movement between provinces.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. In some provinces public transport may stop earlier than normal or have less capacity than normal.
    Domestic flights in and out of provinces categorised as dark red, including Bangkok, are currently prohibited.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    Until further notice you must also wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in Thailand and in vehicles if you are with others. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available.
    A number of disease control measures at national and local levels are also in place. These include a colour rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province and for movement between provinces depend on the colour rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time.
    In some provinces measures may include restrictions on dining in restaurants, gathering in groups, closures of shops and curfews. You are advised to follow all preventative and disease control measures to minimise risks and avoid penalties.
    Measures change frequently. You should check the current situation with local authorities and the Thai government’s Facebook page and PR website .
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.
    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

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    23.07.2021
  • Thailand Samui is partly opened.

    What do foreign travellers planning to visit under the Samui Plus programme need to know/do before they travel?
    A: They should make sure they have covered all the necessary requirements and have all the required documentation. This includes:

    A passport with at least 6 months validity;
    Have been in a Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved country for 21 days or more;
    Been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organisation (WHO);
    Have booked and purchased return air travel;
    Have booked and paid for accommodation, and required RT-PCR test/s at a Samui Extra Plus or SHA Plus hotel;
    Have purchased medical insurance with COVID-19 treatment coverage of at least US$100,000;
    Have tested negative for COVID-19 no longer than 72 hours before travel.

    Details https://www.tatnews.org/2021/07/samui-plus-faqs/ and https://safetravel.cc/THA

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    19.07.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Government to impose inter-provincial travel restrictions, nightly curfew in Bangkok, surrounding provinces during week of 12 July to slow spread of COVID-19 (Reuters. 09.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. These may include restrictions on movement between provinces.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. In some provinces public transport may stop earlier than normal.
    COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    Until further notice you must also wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in Thailand and in vehicles if you are with others. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available.
    A number of disease control measures at national and local levels are also in place. These include a colour rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province and for movement between provinces depend on the colour rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time.
    In some provinces measures may include restrictions on dining in restaurants, gathering in groups, closures of shops and curfews and. You are advised to strictly follow preventative and disease control measures to minimise risks and avoid penalties.
    Measures change frequently. You should check with local authorities and the Thai government’s PR website
    and Facebook page on the current situation.
    Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.

    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

    Read more
    11.07.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Vaccinated international tourists permitted to travel to Phuket without mandatory quarantine; travel to other areas possible following negative COVID-19 tests (Reuters, 01.07.2021). Country to fully open to COVID-19 vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October (AP, 17.06.2021). Government approves plan to allow quarantine-free travel to Phuket from 01JUL21 (Xinhua ,22.06.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. These may include restrictions on movement between provinces. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    With effect from Monday 26 April until further notice you must wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in Thailand. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available.
    A number of disease control measures at national and local levels are also in place. These include a colour rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province and for movement between provinces depend on the colour rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time. In some provinces these measures may include restrictions on dining in restaurants, gathering in large groups and leaving the province. You should check with local authorities and the Thai government’s PR website and Facebook page on the situation where you are.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.
    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

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    07.07.2021
  • Thailand 1. Until 31 July 2021, passengers and airline crew are not allowed to enter and transit. – This does not apply to: – nationals and residents of Thailand; – passengers who are
    spouses, parents or children of a national of Thailand; – airline crew with a return scheduled flight; – passengers who are visa exempt; – passengers with a visa issued by
    Thailand; – nationals of Australia, China (People’s Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Viet Nam with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from the
    country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card; – passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) passport with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving
    from the country that issued the APEC Business Travel Card; – residents of Hong Kong (SAR China) with an APEC Business Travel Card arriving from Hong Kong (SAR China); – students;
    – passengers transiting through Bangkok (BKK).

    2. Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal or Pakistan are not allowed to enter. – This does not apply to – nationals of Thailand; – passengers with a diplomatic
    passport and their family members.

    3. Passengers entering or transiting through Thailand must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
    The test result must be in English. – This does not apply to nationals of Thailand.

    4. Passengers entering Thailand must: – have a Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by Royal Thai Embassy, and – download the ThailandPlus App and register by using COE number and
    reference code.

    5. Passengers entering or transiting through Thailand must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Thailand with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.-. – This does not
    apply to nationals of Thailand.

    6. Passengers transiting through Thailand must have a Fit to Fly health certificate.

    7. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.

    8. Suspension of visa exemption for nationals of Cambodia and Myanmar with a normal passport.

    9. Passengers are subject to medical screening.

    10. Passengers are subject to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at their own expense. They must have a confirmed hotel reservation. – This does not apply to nationals of
    Thailand.

    11. Nationals of Thailand are subject to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

    12. Airline crew are subject to self-isolation until their next flight.

    13. Airline crew staying overnight must have a guarantee letter from the airline or a health insurance certificate with a coverage cost of at least USD 100,000.-.

    Read more
    18.06.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Passengers on seven flights to, from Phuket between 15-26 April advised to report for COVID-19 testing (Thai PBS World, 01.05.2021). Thai Embassy suspends issuing certificates of entry for travelers from India (Reuters, 26.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. With effect from Monday 26 April until further notice you must wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in Thailand. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    -COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not: •enter high risk areas; •hoard essential goods; •attend public gatherings; •propagate false information
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available. A number of disease control measures at national and local levels are also in place. These include a colour rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province depend on the colour rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time. In Dark Red provinces these may include restrictions on dining in restaurants, gathering in large groups and leaving the province. You should check with local authorities and the Thai government’s PR website and Facebook page on the situation where you are.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

    Read more
    17.05.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Passengers on seven flights to, from Phuket between 15-26 April advised to report for COVID-19 testing (Thai PBS World, 01.05.2021). Thai Embassy suspends issuing certificates of entry for travelers from India (Reuters, 26.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    With effect from Monday 26 April until further notice you must wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in Thailand. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available. A number of disease control measures at national and local levels are also in place. These include a colourrating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases.
    Restrictions in each province depend on the colour rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time. The following six provinces are at the highest level (Dark Red) from Saturday 1st May: Bangkok, Chonburi, Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan. If you are in a Dark Red province, you must refrain from leaving your province unless it is necessary. Restaurant dine-in services and gatherings of more than 20 people are banned in these provinces.
    You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures. You can also keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

    Read more
    12.05.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Thai Embassy suspends issuing certificates of entry for travelers from India (Reuters, 26.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. With effect from Monday 26 April until further notice you must wear a mask in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in Thailand. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not: • enter high risk areas, • hoard essential goods, •attend public gatherings, • propagate false information
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available. A number of disease control measures at national and local levels are also in place. These include a colourrating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province depend on the colour rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time. The following six provinces are at the highest level (Dark Red) from Saturday 1st May: Bangkok, Chonburi, Chiang Mai, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan. If you are in a Dark Red province, you must refrain from leaving your province unless it is necessary. Restaurant dine-in services and gatherings of more than 20 people are banned in these provinces.
    You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures. You can also keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, includingdaily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

    Read more
    30.04.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Government will begin allowing vaccinated foreign travelers to visit Phuket Island without quarantine (Asian Review, 26.03.2021). Government will ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in April (Forbes, 23.03.2021). Government to reduce COVID-19 quarantine for vaccinated foreigners to 7 days from April (Reuters, 08.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. With effect from Monday 26 April until further notice you must wear a mask in indoor and outdoor public spaces in Bangkok and many other provinces of Thailand. You can find a full list of the areas affected by these measures on the Thai Government’s Facebook page. If you do not wear a mask you may have to pay a fine.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available.
    The Thai authorities have also introduced a number of disease control measures at national and local levels. These include a Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province depend on the rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time.
    You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures. You can also keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.
    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

    Read more
    25.04.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Government will begin allowing vaccinated foreign travelers to visit Phuket Island without quarantine (Asian Review, 26.03.2021). Government will ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in April (Forbes, 23.03.2021). Government to reduce COVID-19 quarantine for vaccinated foreigners to 7 days from April (Reuters, 08.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel and crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code where available.
    The Thai authorities have also introduced a number of disease control measures at national and local levels. These include a Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces based on the number of COVID-19 cases. Restrictions in each province depend on the rating and any additional local rules, and they may change at any time.
    You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures. You can also keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.
    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

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    09.04.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Government will begin allowing vaccinated foreign travelers to visit Phuket Island without quarantine (Asian Review, 26.03.2021). Government will ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in April (Forbes, 23.03.2021). Government to reduce COVID-19 quarantine for vaccinated foreigners to 7 days from April (Reuters, 08.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform. You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy London, Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine – see Entry section above.
    *Quarantine requirements: Most travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals travelling from the UK, are now required to complete 10 days (11 nights) quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Travellers from countries identified by Thailand as having COVID-19 variants will still be required to complete 14 days (15 nights) of quarantine.
    If you hold a valid vaccine certificate and are entering Thailand from a country with no COVID-19 variant strains you may be eligible to only complete 7 days of quarantine. This condition will only apply if your vaccine has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand and you received it at least 14 days before the date of travel. When you arrive you must present your certificate (original or a print out of an online version) to International Port Health Control.
    During your stay in ASQ you will be tested for COVID-19. If you test positive:
    • You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation
    • You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test
    • If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release
    • If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home
    If you need support while you are in ASQ, you should contact the Embassy.
    *Data collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel, avoid crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code when visiting public places.
    The Thai authorities have also introduced a number of disease control measures at national and local levels:
    National level:
    • A Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces is in place (according to the number of COVID-19 cases recorded). Restrictions in each province depend on the colour category and any additional local rules
    • Only the province of Samut Sakhon is currently categorised as Red.Restrictions in Samut Sakhon include limited operating hours; restrictions on public gatherings; closure of some schools; working from home encouraged where possible; inter-provincial travel discouraged
    • Restrictions vary in other provinces categorised as Orange, Yellow or Green. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures.
    Local level:
    Additional restrictions may be in place in different provinces and in Bangkok . These vary from province to province and may change at any time. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures.
    Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.
    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

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    01.04.2021
  • Thailand According to Reuters, the country’s coronavirus task force authorized Phuket to accept vaccinated arrivals without them having to quarantine. This will begin on July 1st, after the island vaccinates 70% of its residents. Straits Times notes that this approval will see Phuket reopen three months earlier than the rest of the country. At this point in time, Thailand as a whole expects to reopen to fully vaccinated travelers in October.

    “Thai authorities on Friday agreed to allow foreigners inoculated against the coronavirus to travel to its biggest holiday island without undergoing quarantine, and announced a new order for five million more doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine.”
    Reuters.

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    27.03.2021
  • Thailand Thailand’s The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday released a roadmap of how the country would gradually open up for tourism arrivals in three stages.

    Stage 1: April 1 – June 30
    Visitors would be allowed to leave their rooms to exercise inside or outside and use hotel facilities such as a swimming pool. They would also be allowed to cycle and do some outside shopping in specific areas outside of the quarantine space.

    The quarantine period is lowered to 10 days, and a Covid-19 free certificate is required.

    The quarantine period is lowered to 7 days for vaccinated tourists (more than 14 days after vaccination but less than 3 months) + Covid-19 free certificate when ready.

    Stage 2: July 1 – September 30
    Visitors would be allowed to eat at hotel restaurants and have massages (I would assume at the hotel).

    Stage 3: From October 1
    Possibly no quarantine is required, but tourism could be restricted to certain areas, and some observation would be in place (likely a tracing app).

    14-day quarantine would be in place for those arriving from areas with a mutated virus (already widespread).

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2086647/quarantine-cut-from-april

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    22.03.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Government to reduce COVID-19 quarantine for vaccinated foreigners to 7 days from April (Reuters, 08.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    *Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ: You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.

    *Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask and follow other disease control measures when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas
    • hoard essential goods
    • attend public gatherings
    • propagate false information
    The Thai government also advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel, avoid crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code when visiting public places.
    The Thai authorities have also introduced a number of disease control measures at national and local levels:
    National level:
    • A Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces is in place (according to the number of COVID-19 cases recorded). Restrictions in each province depend on the colour category and any additional local rules
    • Only the province of Samut Sakhon is currently categorised as Red.Restrictions in Samut Sakhon include limited operating hours; restrictions on public gatherings; closure of some schools; working from home encouraged where possible; inter-provincial travel discouraged
    • Restrictions vary in other provinces categorised as Orange, Yellow or Green. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures.
    Local level:
    Additional restrictions may be in place in different provinces and in Bangkok . These vary from province to province and may change at any time. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures.
    Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise you to contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. You may also need to follow other disease control measures.
    Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

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    17.03.2021
  • Thailand Guidelines for International Flights with Transit/Transfer Passengers at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

    (Effective from 1 Mar 2021)

    According to the Notification of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on Conditions for Aircraft Permission to Enter Thailand (No. 5), for aircraft operating the international flight with transit/transfer passengers, which has come into force from 1 March B.E. 2564 (2021), in conformance with the resolution of the meeting of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) No. 3/2564 on 22 February B.E. 2564 (2021), the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) hereby issues the following guidelines:

    International flights with transit/transfer passengers shall be permitted only at Suvarnabhumi International Airport;
    Each passenger shall possess the complete set of the relevant documents which are:
    Fit to fly health certificate;
    Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected (done by RT-PCR technique and issued no more than 72 hours before travelling);
    Travel health insurance (worldwide or including Thailand) covering health care and treatment expenses for COVID-19 disease, or any other guarantee throughout their stay in the Kingdom, with a coverage of no less than 100,000 USD;
    Before the issuance of boarding pass, the document verification shall be done by the air operator. If any document is found incorrect or incomplete after the verification process, boarding pass shall not be issued to such passenger;

    Each passenger shall not go outside the specified area (Concourse E) and shall proceed through the “Sealed Route” as detailed below:
    (a). Each passenger shall disembark via Gate E10, go through security screening process and board the aircraft via Gate E9 or get in the separated shuttle bus to board the aircraft at the remote parking stand;

    (b). If the demand exceeds the existing capacity, there will be additional operations available at Gate E5, E7 and E8 which shall apply the same conditions as stated in 3. (a);

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    09.03.2021
  • Thailand The Bangkok Post reported about the easement of Covid related measured from today that also include the airport transit regulations.

    Officials in Bangkok on Tuesday began to loosen Covid-19 prevention measures, allowing transit passengers at Suvarnabhumi airport and alcohol to be served in the capital’s restaurants and pubs until 11pm.

    Transit passengers at Suvarnabhumi had [probably means have] to show fit-to-fly and Covid-free certificates, as well as health insurance documents.

    “Their stay at the airport is limited to 12 hours. They will be confined to a specific area in the terminal, and not be allowed to visit shops there,” said Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin.

    Those passengers would not have to go through Covid-19 screening but would be required to wear face masks, sanitise their hands and observe social distancing while waiting for connecting flights, he said. …

    A spokesman for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Pongsakorn Kwanmuang on Tuesday said that City Hall had agreed that entertainment venues, pubs, bars, karaoke shops and soapy massage parlours should be allowed to resume normal opening hours.

    The BMA’s relaxed measures came into effect on Tuesday.

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    25.02.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Flights suspended at Rayong’s Utapao International Airport because of COVID-19 (Star Online, 06.01.2021). It is advised do not travel to Samut Sakhon province due to COVID-19 outbreak, curfew, travel restrictions (OSAC, 23.12.2020). Government relaxes travel restrictions for citizens of 56 countries; 14-day quarantine, tests required on entry (Reuters, 17.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    *Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ: You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.

    *Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain limited and subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas;
    • hoard essential goods;
    • attend public gatherings;
    • propagate false information.
    There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases across Thailand. You can find the latest information on case numbers on theDepartment of Disease Control website. As a result of this increase, the Thai authorities have introduced a number of disease control measures at national and local levels:
    *National level: • A Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces is in place (according to the number of COVID-19 cases recorded). Varying degrees of restrictions are in place in each province depending on the colour category and any additional local restrictions;
    • In provinces categorised as Red, also known as ‘Maximum Control Areas’, a two-tier system of restrictions will be in place from 4 January to 1 February.
    *Restrictions include:
    • Tier 1: Businesses face restricted operating hours; restrictions on public gatherings; closure of some schools; working from home encouraged where possible; inter-provincial travel discouraged;
    • Tier 2 (these are not currently in place and will only come into force if the situation does not improve): wider restrictions on businesses, including possible forced closures; ban on inter-provincial travel; stricter rules to ensure as many people as possible work from home; tighter monitoring and inspection of high-risk activities and locations; possible introduction of curfews;
    • Restrictions vary in provinces categorised as Orange, Yellow or Green. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures;
    • The Thai government advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel, avoid crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code when visiting public places.
    *Local level: Additional restrictions are in place in different provinces and inBangkok . Restrictions vary from province to province and may change at any time. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’sMinistry of Public Health and updates from theThai government on the situation, includingdaily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    *Public spaces and services: Public places and services face restrictions that can change at any time – see the ‘COVID-related restrictions in Thailand’ section above.

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    19.01.2021
  • Thailand All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ: You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.

    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.

    *Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain limited and subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.

    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas;
    • hoard essential goods;
    • attend public gatherings;
    • propagate false information;
    There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases across Thailand. You can find the latest information on case numbers on the hereDepartment of Disease Control website. As a result of this increase, the Thai authorities have introduced a number of disease control measures at national and local levels:

    National level:
    • A Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces is in place (according to the number of COVID-19 cases recorded). Varying degrees of restrictions are in place in each province depending on the colour category and any additional local restrictions.
    • In provinces categorised as Red, also known as ‘Maximum Control Areas’, a two-tier system of restrictions will be in place from 4 January to 1 February.
    Restrictions include:

    • Tier 1: Businesses face restricted operating hours; restrictions on public gatherings; closure of some schools; working from home encouraged where possible; inter-provincial travel discouraged.
    • Tier 2 (these are not currently in place and will only come into force if the situation does not improve): wider restrictions on businesses, including possible forced closures; ban on inter-provincial travel; stricter rules to ensure as many people as possible work from home; tighter monitoring and inspection of high-risk activities and locations; possible introduction of curfews.
    • Restrictions vary in provinces categorised as Orange, Yellow or Green. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures.
    • The Thai government advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel, avoid crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code when visiting public places.

    *Local level: Additional restrictions are in place in different provinces and in Bangkok. Restrictions vary from province to province and may change at any time. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

    *Public spaces and services: Public places and services face restrictions that can change at any time.
    https://safetravel.cc/THA

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    18.01.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: Flights suspended at Rayong’s Utapao International Airport because of COVID-19 (Star Online, 06.01.2021). It is advised do not travel to Samut Sakhon province due to COVID-19 outbreak, curfew, travel restrictions (OSAC, 23.12.2020). Government relaxes travel restrictions for citizens of 56 countries; 14-day quarantine, tests required on entry (Reuters, 17.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    *Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ: You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.

    *Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are available but remain limited and subject to disease control measures. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is currently in place. This includes instructions that you must not:
    • enter high risk areas;
    • hoard essential goods;
    • attend public gatherings;
    • propagate false information;
    There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases across Thailand. You can find the latest information on case numbers on the hereDepartment of Disease Control website. As a result of this increase, the Thai authorities have introduced a number of disease control measures at national and local levels:

    National level:
    • A Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces is in place (according to the number of COVID-19 cases recorded). Varying degrees of restrictions are in place in each province depending on the colour category and any additional local restrictions.
    • In provinces categorised as Red, also known as ‘Maximum Control Areas’, a two-tier system of restrictions will be in place from 4 January to 1 February.
    Restrictions include:
    • Tier 1: Businesses face restricted operating hours; restrictions on public gatherings; closure of some schools; working from home encouraged where possible; inter-provincial travel discouraged.
    • Tier 2 (these are not currently in place and will only come into force if the situation does not improve): wider restrictions on businesses, including possible forced closures; ban on inter-provincial travel; stricter rules to ensure as many people as possible work from home; tighter monitoring and inspection of high-risk activities and locations; possible introduction of curfews.
    • Restrictions vary in provinces categorised as Orange, Yellow or Green. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures.
    • The Thai government advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel, avoid crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code when visiting public places.

    *Local level: Additional restrictions are in place in different provinces and in Bangkok. Restrictions vary from province to province and may change at any time. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    *Public spaces and services: Public places and services face restrictions that can change at any time.

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    12.01.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: It is advised do not travel to Samut Sakhon province due to COVID-19 outbreak, curfew, travel restrictions (OSAC, 23.12.2020). Government relaxes travel restrictions for citizens of 56 countries; 14-day quarantine, tests required on entry (Reuters, 17.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    *Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ: You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.

    *Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain limited. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *COVID-related restrictions in Thailand: An emergency decree is in place until 15 January 2021. A number of measures are in place, including instructions that you must not: enter high risk areas, hoard essential goods, attend public gatherings, propagate false information. As a result of this increase, the Thai authorities have introduced a number of disease control measures at national and local levels:
    National level: A Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s 76 provinces is in place (according to the number of COVID-19 cases recorded). Varying degrees of restrictions are in place in each province depending on the colour category and any additional local restrictions.
    In provinces categorised as Red, also known as ‘Maximum Control Areas’, a two-tier system of restrictions will be in place from 4 January to 1 February.
    Restrictions include:
    Tier 1: Businesses face restricted operating hours; restrictions on public gatherings; closure of some schools; working from home encouraged where possible; inter-provincial travel discouraged.
    Tier 2 (these are not currently in place and will only come into force if the situation does not improve): wider restrictions on businesses, including possible forced closures; ban on inter-provincial travel; stricter rules to ensure as many people as possible work from home; tighter monitoring and inspection of high-risk activities and locations; possible introduction of curfews.
    Restrictions vary in provinces categorised as Orange, Yellow or Green. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures.
    The Thai government advises that you should avoid unnecessary travel, avoid crowded places, and scan the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code when visiting public places.
    *Local level: Additional restrictions are in place in different provinces and in Bangkok. Restrictions vary from province to province and may change at any time. You should follow the advice of local authorities and comply with disease control measures. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    *Public spaces and services: Public places and services face restrictions that can change at any time – see the ‘COVID-related restrictions in Thailand’ section above.

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    04.01.2021
  • Thailand Latest News: It is advised do not travel to Samut Sakhon province due to COVID-19 outbreak, curfew, travel restrictions (OSAC, 23.12.2020). Government relaxes travel restrictions for citizens of 56 countries; 14-day quarantine, tests required on entry (Reuters, 17.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    *Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ: You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.

    *Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain limited. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *Local restrictions: An emergency decree is in place until 15 January 2021. A number of measures are in place, including instructions that you must not: enter high risk areas, hoard essential goods, attend public gatherings, propagate false information, Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases across Thailand during December, the Thai authorities have introduced a number of new disease control measures, including: Applying a Red / Orange / Yellow / Green rating for each of Thailand’s provinces that sets varying degrees of restrictions. You should follow the advice of local authorities.
    A lockdown in Samut Sakhon province. Movements in and out of this province have been restricted. A curfew has been imposed across the Samut Sakhon province, active between 10pm – 5am, which will be in place until 3 January 202.1
    Restrictions in Rayong province, including banning the sale of alcohol and closure of public and entertainment venues.
    The banning of New Year’s Eve events in Samut Sakhon and Rayong.
    The closure of all ‘entertainment venues’ in Bangkok until 4 January, which includes karaoke bars, horseracing tracks and massage parlours. Pubs and restaurants may remain open, though will operate under restrictions e.g. closing at midnight – this is likely to impact on New Year’s Eve celebrations, so you should check the latest details with the organiser before travelling to attend an event.
    Restrictions in Banglamung / Pattaya, including the closure of non-essential businesses such as bars, nightclubs, massage parlours, shopping malls, parks, swimming pools, gyms, restaurants (take away services still permitted), education facilities, cinemas, bowling allies and other entertainment venues. There is a ban on parties and public gatherings. Convenience stores must close from 10pm-5am. Essential shops such as supermarkets, banks and pharmacies will operate as usual.
    Advising against unnecessary travel, avoiding crowded places, and scanning the ‘Thai Chana’ QR code when visiting public places. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation, including daily video briefings in English provided by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    *Public spaces and services: Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    30.12.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: It is advised do not travel to Samut Sakhon province due to COVID-19 outbreak, curfew, travel restrictions (OSAC, 23.12.2020). Government relaxes travel restrictions for citizens of 56 countries; 14-day quarantine, tests required on entry (Reuters, 17.12.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry and transit: If you want to travel to Thailand, you must apply for permission to travel via the Royal Thai Government’s online platform.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    *Residents currently outside Thailand: If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    *On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.

    *Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ: You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.

    *Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain limited. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *Local restrictions: An emergency decree is in place until 15 January 2021. A number of measures are in place, including instructions that you must not: enter high risk areas, hoard essential goods, attend public gatherings, propagate false information.
    Due to a localised increase in COVID-19 cases, the Thai authorities have imposed a lockdown in Samut Sakhon province. Movements in and out of this province have been restricted. A curfew has been imposed across the Samut Sakhon province, active between 10pm – 5am, which will be in place until 3 January 2021.
    New cases have since been identified in a number of other districts and provinces, leading to the introduction of local restrictions and the cancellation of some New Year’s Eve events.
    The local situation may change and further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    *Public spaces and services: Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    24.12.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: Government relaxes travel restrictions for citizens of 56 countries; 14-day quarantine, tests required on entry (Reuters, 17.12.2020). Tourism Authority reaffirms all inbound tourists must complete 14-day quarantine in Bangkok; international flights to other provinces remain canceled (Star Online, 31.10.2020). State of emergency rule against COVID-19 extended until 30 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government will gradually open borders to foreign tourists (Xinhua, 22.10.2020). Governor of Tak province orders closure of all 33 border checkpoints, crossings with Myanmar for at least a week because of COVID-19 outbreak (Xinhua, 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ:
    You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Thailand: Domestic travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain limited. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis.
    *Local restrictions: An emergency decree is in place until 15 January 2021. A number of measures are in place, including instructions that you must not: enter high risk areas, hoard essential goods, attend public gatherings, propagate false information.
    Due to a localised increase in COVID-19 cases, the Thai authorities have imposed a lockdown in Samut Sakhon province. Movements in and out of this province have been restricted. A curfew has been imposed across the Samut Sakhon province, active between 10pm – 5am, which will be in place until 3 January 2021. Due to the situation in Samut Sakhon, which neighbours Bangkok, and the risk of further infections, on 20 December the Bangkok Municipal Authority asked people to work from home for the next 14 days. They also announced the cancellation of all New Year’s Eve events.
    The local situation may change and further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation.
    *Accommodation: Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking.
    The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    *Public spaces and services: Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    21.12.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: Tourism Authority reaffirms all inbound tourists must complete 14-day quarantine in Bangkok; international flights to other provinces remain canceled (Star Online, 31.10.2020). State of emergency rule against COVID-19 extended until 30 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government will gradually open borders to foreign tourists (Xinhua, 22.10.2020). Governor of Tak province orders closure of all 33 border checkpoints, crossings with Myanmar for at least a week because of COVID-19 outbreak (Xinhua, 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ:
    You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    An emergency decree is in place until 15 January 2021. A number of measures are in place, including instructions that you must not: enter high risk areas, hoard essential goods, attend public gatherings, propagate false information. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation.
    Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities. Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    26.11.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: Tourism Authority reaffirms all inbound tourists must complete 14-day quarantine in Bangkok; international flights to other provinces remain canceled (Star Online, 31.10.2020). State of emergency rule against COVID-19 extended until 30 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government will gradually open borders to foreign tourists (Xinhua, 22.10.2020). Governor of Tak province orders closure of all 33 border checkpoints, crossings with Myanmar for at least a week because of COVID-19 outbreak (Xinhua, 19.10.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    If you test positive whilst in ASQ:
    You and anybody travelling with you will automatically be transferred to hospital and held in isolation.
    You will be required to remain in hospital for 14 days, even if you have a negative test.
    If you test positive you will be required to provide 2 negative tests, 5 days apart, before being considered for release.
    If you still test positive after 14 days, the hospital may consider further quarantine either in hospital or self-isolating at home.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Domestic travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain limited. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation.
    You will be required to wear a face mask when using public transport, including planes, trains, buses and taxis. Local restrictions: An emergency decree is in place until 30 November 2020. A number of measures are in place, including instructions that you must not: enter high risk areas, hoard essential goods, attend public gatherings, propagate false information. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and updates from the Thai government on the situation. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. However, some hotels remain closed so we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to provide information on your recent travel history and any symptoms you may have related to COVID-19. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities. Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    16.11.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: Governor of Tak province orders closure of all 33 border checkpoints, crossings with Myanmar for at least a week because of COVID-19 outbreak (Xinhua, 19.10.2020). More categories of foreigners will be allowed into country from October (Xinhua, 29.09.2020). Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    22.10.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: More categories of foreigners will be allowed into country from October (Xinhua, 29.09.2020). Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    As of 04:00 on Thursday 15 October, a ‘Declaration of a Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok’ is in place. It will remain until further notice. Gatherings in Bangkok of five or more people are prohibited.
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    15.10.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: More categories of foreigners will be allowed into country from October (Xinhua, 29.09.2020). Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
    If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    Other categories include:
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
    If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
    You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
    If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    29.09.2020
  • Thailand Latest News: Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have the Certificate of Residence and valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, and either a copy of your work permit (if it is already expired, your employer should contact the Ministry of Labour to issue a WP3), a copy of letter of permission to work in Thailand from a Thai government agency (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, BOI) or a copy of the Certificate of Residence. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members – with a fixed travel schedule. If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a copy of your Thai visa, and either a copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, written confirmation from your hospital in your country of departure stating the need for your medical treatment, and written confirmation that your destination hospital will admit you for quarantine and treatment, and that their quarantine facilities comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a letter confirming enrollment details from school or university signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer, and an approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.

    Internal Restrictions:
    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    28.09.2020
  • Thailand Authorities extend state of emergency through September 30. (Garda, 26.08.2020) Ban on international commercial flights expected to continue as pandemic situation remains critical in many countries (Bangkok Post, 13.08.2020) Authorities suspend all inbound flights after Egyptian with COVID-19 virus breaks quarantine. (Inquirer News, 14.07.2020).

    *****International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have the Certificate of Residence and valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, and either a copy of your work permit (if it is already expired, your employer should contact the Ministry of Labour to issue a WP3), a copy of letter of permission to work in Thailand from a Thai government agency (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, BOI) or a copy of the Certificate of Residence. . When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members – with a fixed travel schedule. If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a copy of your Thai visa, and either a copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, written confirmation from your hospital in your country of departure stating the need for your medical treatment, and written confirmation that your destination hospital will admit you for quarantine and treatment, and that their quarantine facilities comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a letter confirming enrollment details from school or university signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer, and an approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app [https://www.thaichana.com/] on arrival in Thailand.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    An emergency decree is currently in place until 30 September 2020.Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info: https://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    25.08.2020
  • Thailand State of emergency extended until 31 August; 14-day quarantine required for all foreign entries (Reuters, 22.07.2020). China’s civil aviation authorities temporarily suspend two Thailand flights after COVID-19 cases (Xinhau, 15.07.2020). Authorities suspend all inbound flights after Egyptian with COVID-19 virus breaks quarantine. (Inquirer News, 14.07.2020). The authorities order tightning land borders after concerns possible 2nd wave of infections (Reuters, 13.07.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have the Certificate of Residence and valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, and either a copy of your work permit (if it is already expired, your employer should contact the Ministry of Labour to issue a WP3), a copy of letter of permission to work in Thailand from a Thai government agency (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, BOI) or a copy of the Certificate of Residence. . When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period
    If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members – with a fixed travel schedule. If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
    If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a copy of your Thai visa, and either a copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, written confirmation from your hospital in your country of departure stating the need for your medical treatment, and written confirmation that your destination hospital will admit you for quarantine and treatment, and that their quarantine facilities comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a letter confirming enrollment details from school or university signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer, and an approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
    Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
    Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app [https://www.thaichana.com/] on arrival in Thailand.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 August 2020. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info: https://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    04.08.2020
  • Thailand State of emergency extended until 31 August; 14-day quarantine required for all foreign entries (Reuters, 22.07.2020). China’s civil aviation authorities temporarily suspend two Thailand flights after COVID-19 cases (Xinhau, 15.07.2020). Authorities suspend all inbound flights after Egyptian with COVID-19 virus breaks quarantine. (Inquirer News, 14.07.2020). The authorities order tightning land borders after concerns possible 2nd wave of infections (Reuters, 13.07.2020) State of emergency extended until 31 July (Asia Review, 30.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have the Certificate of Residence and valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure to explain your circumstances at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, and either a copy of your work permit (if it is already expired, your employer should contact the Ministry of Labour to issue a WP3), a copy of letter of permission to work in Thailand from a Thai government agency (such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Education, BOI) or a copy of the Certificate of Residence. . When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a copy of your Thai visa, and either a copy of marriage certificate or birth certificate. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, written confirmation from your hospital in your country of departure stating the need for your medical treatment, and written confirmation that your destination hospital will admit you for quarantine and treatment, and that their quarantine facilities comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in hospital at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, a copy of your confirmed booking at an ASQ hotel, a letter confirming enrollment details from school or university signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer, and an approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine at your own expense, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19 during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country. If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate you should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers. You should keep up to date with the latest informationa [https://www.caat.or.th/en/archives/48514].
    You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand [https://www.thaichana.com/].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
    If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 August 2020. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info: https://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
    Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

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    30.07.2020
  • Thailand State of emergency extended until 31 August; 14-day quarantine required for all foreign entries (Reuters, 22.07.2020). China’s civil aviation authorities temporarily suspend two Thailand flights after COVID-19 cases (Xinhau, 15.07.2020). Authorities suspend all inbound flights after Egyptian with COVID-19 virus breaks quarantine. (Inquirer News, 14.07.2020). The authorities order tightning land borders after concerns possible 2nd wave of infections (Reuters, 13.07.2020) State of emergency extended until 31 July (Asia Review, 30.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    At present foreign nationals are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisation, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. You must have a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours before your departure, either (a) a certificate from your parent agency/authority confirming that it will cover all medical expenses OR (b) proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, and a Certificate of Entry issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
    a) if you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or b) if you have permanent residence in Thailand. This includes families. If you fall into one of these two categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure to explain your circumstances at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure, a fit-to-fly health certificate, a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR test) within 72 hours of travelling, proof of health insurance covering all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, and written confirmation that the quarantine facilities you intend to use on arrival in Thailand comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country
    If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and for a prescribed time period; If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members – with a fixed travel schedule; if you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed; If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national; If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand.

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    Internal restrictions:

    State of emergency extended until 31 August; 14-day quarantine required for all foreign entries.
    Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 July 2020. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information.
    Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. Keep up to date with the latest health advice provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health [https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php] and updates from the Thai government [https://thailand.prd.go.th/main.php?filename=index] on the situation.
    A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations. Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). There have been several cases of foreign nationals being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions.
    The Thai Department of Disease Control linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment.

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    22.07.2020
  • Thailand BANGKOK, 1 July 2020: International commercial flights to and from Thailand remain restricted during July, but more travel categories open up for passengers who can book seats on so-called repatriation flights to the country.

    Thailand closed its airports to all international commercial flights since 3 April limiting the kind of flights that have access to the country.

    Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok.
    Flights that have a green light
    State or military aircraft;
    Emergency landings;
    Technical landings without disembarkation;
    Humanitarian aid, medical and relief flights;
    Repatriation flights;
    Cargo flights.
    Aircraft transporting persons able to enter the Kingdom as stipulated in Article 3. (CAAT updated the list and we added this line 2 July)*

    CAAT extended the travel categories under article 3 of its announcement making more people eligible to join flights to Thailand. A daily quota of passengers allowed to travel is in place and potential travellers should contact the nearest Thai embassy to process travel approval and comply with requirements such as obtaining a certificate of entry and the appropriate visa approval.

    Passenger transport aircraft that provide international aviation services will be allowed to fly according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand but only if passengers are eligible under various categories to enter the country.

    Eligible travellers effective 1 July (Article 3):

    Thai nationals;
    Traveller eligible under an exemption or invitation from the government with conditions and time limits specified;
    Foreign nationals who are spouses, parents or children of Thai nationals;
    Foreign nationals who have a residence permit or have been granted residence in the Kingdom;
    Foreign nationals who have work permits or have permission to work in Thailand including their spouse or children;
    Foreign nationals who are students of a certified educational institution in Thailand along with their parents or guardians;
    Foreign nationals seeking medical treatment in Thailand along with their guardians or relatives;
    Foreign nationals employed by diplomatic missions, foreign government agencies or international organisations;
    Foreign nationals permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country. (Travel bubble concept.)

    *Persons fitting the above categories who enter Thailand by air on any of the approved flights as listed above must comply with the conditions, time limits and requirements of the Thai immigration law communicable diseases law, air navigation law, and the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation, for the prevention of the spread of disease. The management of the number of persons entering Thailand will be in accordance with the capability of the competent officers or the communicable disease control officers to conduct screening and provide arrangements for isolation, quarantine and control for observation. (Added to this report 2 July.)

    Thailand extends eligible traveller list

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    04.07.2020
  • Thailand Aviation authorities will lift ban on international flights on 1 July (Reuters, 29.06.2020)
    This does not apply to state or military aircraft, emergency landing, technical landing without disembarkation, humanitarian medical or relief flights, repatriation flights (commercial or government) and cargo flights. All flight permits granted for this period will be cancelled.

    *****International Restrictions:
    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has extended its ban on incoming international flights. Under the Royal Thai Government’s emergency decree, foreigners are banned from entering the Kingdom of Thailand at all points with the exception of diplomats, cargo shipments, pilots, and foreigners with a work permit. This decree is in effect until further notice. There are no longer international flights departing from Chiang Mai International Airport or Phuket International Airport until further notice.
    Travellers who come to the attention of Thai health authorities with fever and flu-like symptoms, and have traveled internationally or had close contact with a known COVID-19 case within the past 14 days, you will be placed in isolation and required to undergo testing which can take up to 48 hours. If you are found to be positive, you will be hospitalized until symptoms resolve and you have two negative tests separated by 24 hours.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 July 2020.
    Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine on arrival in a new province, for which requirements at destination. should be checked. If you are taking an internal flight in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – please double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders, imposing internal travel restrictions, making masks compulsory or closing hotels and beaches. Further measures may be introduced at any time. The advice of the Thai authorities should be followed.
    A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; All passengers must wear masks on all public transport. Many shops have the same requirement. The Thai Department of Disease Control linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19 conditions. Check the details for the province where you are. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Shopping malls and department stores can extend their operations for another hour until 10 p.m., while convenience stores can open for 24 hours. Schools will restart. (Asian Review, 30.06.2020)

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    30.06.2020
  • Source US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    OSAC Travel Advisory/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Department of Disease Control/
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