Einreisebestimmungen Update vom 01.05.2022
1. No more "Test & Go", no need for PCR tests & reduction of health insurance coverage
From 1 May 2022, fully-vaccinated travellers can enter Thailand without having to show a one-night hotel reservation or to pay for pre-departure/post-arrival RT-PCR tests.
They simply need to register via the Thailand Pass pre-departure registration platform, and the approval process will now take less than 48 hours.
The health insurance requirement has also been relaxed from 20,000 USD to 10,000 USD.
Please be reminded that those who have been infected and recovered will be considered "fully-vaccinated" if they either had previously been fully-vaccinated prior to the infection or have received one dose of vaccination after the infection.
2. Schemes for those not fully-vaccinated
Those who are not vaccinated/fully-vaccinated may also benefit from the no-quarantine scheme, if they can provide a negative RT-PCR test issued less than 72 hours before travelling.
They must upload the test result onto the Thailand Pass system when registering. Post-registration upload is not possible. This means that they will have to wait until the test result is issued before applying for the Thailand Pass QR Code, but since the new approval period will be less than 48 hours, the travellers should receive their QR Codes before travelling.
Those who are not vaccinated/fully-vaccinated and cannot undergo a pre-departure PCR test (for whatever reasons) or those who simply wish to be quarantined (for whatever reasons) may enter Thailand under the quarantine scheme. Under this scheme, travellers will be quarantined in an Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel for 5 days. They must submit evidence of AQ hotel booking confirmation (inclusive of airport pick-up and 1 RT-PCR test) when applying for the Thai Pass QR Code. Those choosing to be quarantined do not need a pre-departure PCR test result.
3. Previously issued QR Codes
Travellers with existing Thailand Pass QR Codes issued before the new rule was introduced can still use the codes to enter Thailand. For example, a person with a QR Code for "test & go" scheme, can simply use it to enter Thailand under the "no-quarantine" scheme.
However, if the previous QR Code was issued for a "quarantine" or "sandbox" scheme, that QR Code will not be valid for a "no-quarantine" scheme. The traveller will need to apply for a new Thailand Pass QR Code (for the no-quarantine scheme).
Refund requests are subject to the respective hotels' policies and must be submitted to the hotels directly.
Please note also that the Thailand Pass QR Code is valid 7 days before and after the planned arrival date. This is so that those who have to change their travel dates last minute do NOT need to apply for a new Thailand Pass QR Code, as long as the new travel date is within the permissible range (+ or - 7 days). The traveller can simply use their mobile phone to scan their QR Code to check the validity period.
4. Transit/transfer passengers
International transit/transfer passengers at Suvarnabhumi and Don-Mueang International Airports do not need to register for Thailand Pass if they meet the following conditions:
- Lay-over time does not exceeding 24 hours
- Luggage is checked through, i.e. travellers will not leave the transit area
- Must have travel health insurance with a coverage of no less than 10,000 USD. This requirement does not apply to Thai nationals.
- Must have a negative RT-PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure, OR certificate of vaccination showing that the last dose was administered at least 14 days before travelling.
Transit/transfer passengers who need to leave the transit area through Thai immigration must apply for Thailand Pass QR Code.
5. Other changes
Children under the age of 18 do not need a certificate of vaccination if (1) they are travelling with fully-vaccinated parents and (2) their Thailand Pass registration was submitted as part of their parents' registration (for the no-quarantine scheme).
Children from the age of 5 but less than 18, travelling without parents, will be considered "fully-vaccinated" if they can present a certificate of vaccination showing one dose of vaccination administered at least 14 days before travelling.