THAI Requires Health Certificate- Additional Screening Measures for Passengers Travelling to Thailand v.v

25 March 2020

Update on 25 March 2020 - Foreign nationals entering Thailand only:

 

As per the State of Emergency decree announced by the Thai Prime Minister, from 26th MArch 2020 (00:00 Thailand time), ALL foreign nationals will be banned from entering the Kingdom of Thailand.

 

Transiting through Thailand will be permitted under the exception on the update from 24th March below (point number 3).

 

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced that effective from 22nd March (00:00 Thailand local time), Thailand will introduce additional screening measures for passengers flying to/from Thailand. Please be aware that this applies for all passengers entering Thailand, including passengers who will be transiting through Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).  All airlines into Thailand are required to follow the guidelines as set by the CAAT:

 

1. Foreign Nationals

 

Upon check-in they will be required to present the following:

 

• Health certificate certifying of the passenger’s ‘pose no risk of being infected by the Corona virus disease (COVID-19)’. Issued no more than 72 hours prior to the travel date.

• Health insurance/ health insurance policy that shows minimum coverage of USD100,000 in Thailand and covers the COVID-19 disease.

 

Note: If the passenger is unable to present the required above documents, THAI will not be able to issue a boarding pass and boarding shall be denied. 

 

Upon receiving the boarding pass:

 

Passengers must provide the address in Thailand on the T8 Form or the ‘AOT Airport of   Thailand’ application.

 

Entry in Thailand (passengers’ duty)

 

Present to the communicable disease control official the following:

 

• Health certificate/ Health policy

• Completed T8 Form ‘AOT Airport of Thailand’ application

 

Passengers may be subject to isolation, quarantine, under observation, or any other measures for the prevention and control communicable diseases.

 

2. Thai National to Thailand

 

Upon check-in they will be required to present the following:

 

• Health certificate confirming that the passenger is ‘ Fit to Fly’

• Letter issued by the Royal Thai Embassy, Thai Consulate Office or Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom on Thailand, certifying the passenger is a Thai National returning to Thailand.

 

Please Note:

 

If the passenger is unable to present the required above documents, THAI will not be able to issue a boarding pass and boarding shall be denied.

 

Upon Receiving the boarding pass:

 

Passengers must provide the address in Thailand on the T8 Form or/in ‘AOT Airport of Thailand’ application.

 

Entry in Thailand (passengers duty)

 

• Present T8 Form or ‘AOT Airport of Thailand’, application to the communicable disease control official

• Subject to isolation, quarantine, under observation, or any other measures for the prevention and control of communication diseases.


Failure to meet these requirements will mean passengers are not permitted to board their flight.

 

3. Update on 24MAR20: for passengers transiting Thailand between 24MAR20 until 31MAR20 Only:

 

In order to facilitate the urgent needs of transiting passengers returning home through Thailand to a third country, CAAT has given special exemption to the previous notification on practical guidelines for airlines as follows:

 

• Foreign passengers transiting Thailand to a third country with the transit time no more than 24 hours

• A health certificate confirming that the passenger is ‘ Fit to Fly’ is required

 

THAI and THAI Smile are required, upon check-in, that the above conditions have been met and consider the travel situation at the final airport where the passenger disembarks before issuing transiting boarding passes.


The exempted passengers will be required to be in the designated transit areas ansd strictly comply with the disease control measures applicable at the airport of transit in Thailand.

 

Failure to meet these requirements will mean passengers are not permitted to board their flight.

 

Entry requirements are continuously being updated as the worldwide situation evolves. To keep our you informed, latest updates and forms can be found on the UK Government website:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand

 

THAI and THAI Smile will continue to monitor the situation and are in close coordination with Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand on this matter and will provide further updates when necessary.

 

Although the situation is outside our control, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.