Latest News: Thai Embassy suspends issuing certificates of entry for travelers from India (Reuters, 26.04.2021).
*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.