Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.

Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered by medical treatment, and travellers who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine post-infection must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

Medical Certification with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 has not been detected must be isssued no more than 72 hours before travelling. 

Proof of prepayment for 2 separate nights of accommodation at government-approved hotel/s, such as, SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) is needed for Day 1 and Day 5, with the expenses for 2 RT-PCR tests on these days.

The prepayment for Day 1 must include accommodation, a test and a prearranged transfer from the airport to the hotel.  Travellers can book 2 different hotels for the accommodation on Day 1 and Day 5. However, on both Day 1 and Day 5, they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.

On-Arrival Requirements / During the Stay

All travellers must undergo ‘entry screening’, including body temperature check at the point of entry and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control before proceeding through Immigration procedures.

The trip to accommodation must be by a prearranged vehicle on a ‘sealed route’. The first RT-PCR test is then conducted before waiting for the result within the hotel.

If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers are free to go anywhere in Thailand. However, they must stay at their prepaid accommodation on Day 5 and undergo their second COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique (they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.

Travellers whose test result returns as positive will be referred for appropriate medical treatment in accordance with Thailand’s Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015). The expenses must be covered by the required insurance for foreign travellers, or national healthcare coverage for Thais and eligible foreign expatriates. 

Travellers must download and install the MorChana application, and set it on at all times for the COVID-19 precautionary measures and to record the result on Day 5-6 in the application.

More information can be obtained from the Tourism Authority of Thailand news website.  Please be aware that changes can apply with very short notice, making it incumbent on all travellers to keep updated, even during the days immediately preceding their journey.