Updated: Nov 1, 2022
And finally, the news we've all been waiting for; the Prime Minister of Thailand announced earlier this week that Thailand will be lifting all restrictions for pubs and bars to be open till late, bringing the night life scene back to pre-covid days. Apart from this, the country's mask mandate will also be lifted for the first time since June 2021. This means that the wearing of masks is now voluntary nationwide but people with chronic diseases should continue to wear masks during group activities to prevent infections.
In addition to easing restrictions, those traveling to Thailand are no longer required to apply for Thailand Pass as well as the US$10,000 health insurance.
If you've been craving that summer trip to Thailand, it's time to book your tickets. Here's what you need to know about the entry requirements starting 1 July, 2022.
Documents required for vaccinated travelers entering Thailand:
A valid passport
A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
Travelers over 18 years of age must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand
Travelers 5-17 years of age traveling to Thailand unaccompanied must have at least 1 dose of vaccination at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand except for those traveling with parents
Documents required for unvaccinated travelers entering Thailand:
A valid passport
Proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR or ATK test result within 72 hours
On Arrival Requirements
Upon arrival, all travelers must undergo entry screening including a body temperature check, and present the required documents listed above to the Immigration/Health Control officer.
Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers without a negative test result within 72 hours of travel are required to follow the public health instructions and guidelines as deemed appropriate by the Health Control officer at the point of arrival. All expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the travelers.
Travelers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.
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Come grab your cold Changs, enjoy the sandy beaches, and relive the nightlife experience in Phuket. Book your stay with HOMA to capture the stunning old town architecture, an abundance of bars & local restaurants, and a few steps to the brand new Andamanda Water Park.
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At HOMA, we offer a community lifestyle jam-packed with weekly activities and a brand new co-working space for digital nomads. Our pet-friendly accommodation is also equipped with an authentic Italian restaurant, daily fitness classes and the largest rooftop pool in Phuket with complimentary sunset views of the city.
Frequently asked questions
What documents do I need to travel to Thailand if I am fully vaccinated?
Fully vaccinated travelers can travel to Thailand with the following documents; A valid passport and a COVID-19 vaccine certification.
If I am fully vaccinated, do I need proof of a negative PCR test?
Vaccinated travelers can enter with just the vaccination certificate. No RT-PCR test is needed.
Do I still need to apply for the Thailand Pass?
The Thailand Pass is no longer needed.
Do I need to go through quarantine if I am unvaccinated?
Unvaccinated travelers are free to travel around the country without having to quarantine provided that they have proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR or ATK test result within 72 hours
Do I still need to wear a mask upon entering the country?
The mask mandate has now been lifted to be voluntary nationwide. However, those with chronic diseases should continue to wear masks during group activities to prevent infections