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The required duration of prepaid accommodation for travellers arriving by air, land, and sea will be reduced to one night. Additionally, travellers will only have to take one RT-PCR COVID-19 test and one self-administered antigen test.

Thailand will be easing its rules under the Test & Go programme from 1 March 2022, the Tourism Authority of Thailand shared on Wednesday (23 February 2022). 

With this, the required duration of prepaid accommodation for travellers arriving by air, land, and sea will be reduced to one night. Additionally, travellers will only have to take one RT-PCR COVID-19 test and one self-administered antigen test. 

These rules will apply to travellers entering Thailand on and after 7 March, and are as follows:

Points of entry:

  • By air (direct international flight or transit domestically via dedicated flights.)
  • By land (at the border checkpoints in Nong Khai, Udon Thani, and Songkhla.)
  • By water (yachts.)

Eligible travellers/countries:

  • For arrivals by air and water: Thai citizens and foreign travellers from all countries/territories.
  • For arrivals by land: Thai citizens and foreign travellers from neighbouring countries connecting with the reopened border checkpoints (Nong Khai, Udon Thani, and Songkhla).

Entry registration system:

  • For arrivals by air and land: Thailand Pass system.
  • For arrivals by water: Certificate of Entry system.

Quarantine requirement:

  • For arrivals by air and land: No quarantine, but travellers must wait for the COVID-19 test result within an approved SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) or alternative quarantine facility on day one.
  • For arrivals by water: No quarantine, but on travellers must wait for the COVID-19 test result on board the travelling vessel (yacht), one day one.

Accommodation requirement:

  • A proof of prepayment for one night of accommodation at government-approved hotel/s; such as SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), on day one.

Health insurance:

  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$20,000. Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.

COVID-19 testing requirements:

  • For arrivals by air and land: First test on day one by RT-PCR (wait for the result within the hotel), and the second test on day five by self-testing (must report/record the result via the MorChana application).
  • For arrivals by water: First test on day one by RT-PCR (wait for the result on board the vessel), and the second on day five by a self-testing (must report/record the result via the application).

Existing requirements/rules that remain unchanged:

  • Travellers must present a medical certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 has not been detected, issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
  • Travellers must also continue to present a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination/recovery.

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