Travel into Thailand

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Incoming travellers from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia are set to benefit from the nation's latest reopening announcement.

In an announcement on 21 October (Thursday) 2021, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shared catalysed plans to reopen the nation's borders, by allowing quarantine-free travel into Thailand for fully-vaccinated visitors from 46 countries/territories, effective 1 November 2021.

Visitors from the following 46 countries/territories will be allowed quarantine-free travel into Thailand:

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Bahrain
  4. Belgium
  5. Bhutan
  6. Brunei Darussalam
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Cambodia
  9. Canada
  10. Chile
  11. China
  12. Cyprus
  13. Czech Republic
  14. Denmark
  15. Estonia
  16. Finland
  17. France
  18. Germany
  19. Greece
  20. Hungary
  21. Iceland
  22. Ireland
  23. Israel
  24. Italy
  25. Japan
  26. Latvia
  27. Lithuania
  28. Malaysia
  29. Malta
  30. Netherlands
  31. New Zealand
  32. Norway
  33. Poland
  34. Portugal
  35. Qatar
  36. Saudi Arabia
  37. Singapore
  38. Slovenia
  39. South Korea
  40. Spain
  41. Sweden
  42. Switzerland
  43. United Arab Emirates
  44. United Kingdom
  45. United States
  46. Hong Kong

PM Prayut noted that this announcement has been made after consulting various parties, and urged the countries/territories on the free-to-fly list to equally make risk considerations on their end. He has also asked the Ministry of Health to speed up the vaccination process further in the nation. 

The following are the rules that visitors from the approved countries/territories must follow to avail quarantine-free travel into Thailand:

  1. They must have resided in the eligible countries/territories for at least 21 consecutive days prior to travel.
  2. Must wait for RT-PCR test result at the hotel for one night or until a negative result is received.
  3. Fully vaccinated (at least 14 days prior to travelling).
  4. Accommodation - One night reservation at SHA+ or AQ hotel (payment confirmation is required).
  5. Pre-departure - Have a RT-PCR COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travellling.
  6. COVID-19 tests in Thailand - One RT-PCR COVID-19 test on arrival (as listed above).
  7. Travellers will be responsible for the test fees, which are included in the hotel reservation.

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