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Steps required to enter Thailand

Steps required

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has issued the following guidelines on entering Thailand for non-Thai residents and travellers:


Before departure

Travellers are required to contact the Royal Thai Embassy or consulate to get an entry visa and a certificate of entry, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the urgency, need and reasons provided in the application form.

Applications must include travel details, health insurance with a coverage of at least US$100,000, booking at an alternative state quarantine site and any other documents that the CCSA may require.

The approval process will take approximately seven working days, and the applicant will be contacted when approved.


Day of travel

Travellers are required to carry a certificate of entry, health insurance, certificate of a Covid-19 test taken within a 72-hour period with a negative result and a fit-to-fly certificate.


Upon arrival

Travellers will undergo tests at the airport and then be transferred to an alternative state quarantine site that should have been booked in advance.


Required documents for Non-Thai Nationals


Spouses, parents or children of Thai nationals

1. Certificate or evidence of family ties with the Thai national


Non-Thais who have been permitted to reside in Thailand

1. Proof of residency in Thailand


Non-Thais who hold a work permit or have been granted permission to work in Thailand, along with their spouse and children.


1. Work permit or letter of employment

2. Evidence of family ties (in the case of spouse and children)


Non-Thais who are students at educational establishments in Thailand that have been approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians.

1. Proof of student status or letter of acceptance from the educational institution

2. Proof of relationship with parents or guardians


Non-Thais in need of medical treatment in Thailand, except for treatment of Covid-19, including people accompanying them (not exceeding three persons). These tourists are only allowed to arrive by air.

1. Evidence showing financial ability to bear medical expenses or equivalent documents

2. Health insurance or other forms of insurance

3. Letter from referring hospital in the country of origin stating reasons for medical treatment in Thailand

4. Letter from the receiving hospital in Thailand accepting the applicant for treatment and confirmation of quarantine arrangements for the applicant and accompanying persons.


For more information

Covid-19 Information Centre hotline 1111

Department of Consular Affairs, Foreign Ministry Tel: (+662) 572 8442

Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand Tel: (+66) 2568 8800.

Department of Disease Control, Public Health Ministry at 1422, (+669) 6847 8209, (+669) 2726 0474

Immigration Bureau hotline 1178 or (+662) 287 3101

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