TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Last Update: 30 April 2021

 


The information on this page is based on the guidance made available by the relevant authorities on the date above and may be subject to change at very short notice.

 

We remind passengers that it is their responsibility to always check the relevant governmental websites to ensure they comply with the entry requirements at their destination at the time of travel, as well as the regulations in place at their point of departure.

 

1. Entry Requirements to Thailand for Thai Nationals

2. Entry Requirements to Thailand for Non-Thai Nationals

3. Essential Information to Travel from/to the United Kingdom

4. Entry Requirements to Other Countries

 

 

1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO THAILAND FOR THAI NATIONALS

 

Thai Nationals can apply for the Certificate of Entry (COE) through the online application system at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.

Each passenger must register and apply individually. Parents can apply for their children.


Quarantine for Thai Nationals holding Thai passports:

 

Those who wish to quarantine free of charge in the premises provided by the Thai authorities in the State Quarantine (SQ) must have a valid flight ticket from Thai Airways only and have to register online with the Royal Thai Embassy.

 

Alternatively, passengers can choose to stay at Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotels, at their own expense, for the quarantine period. For the list of ASQ booking, please click here.

 

From 6 May 2021, all returning passengers from the UK or Ireland, must quarantine for 14 days/15 nights.

 

Returning passengers arriving in Thailand by 5 May 2021, will have to quarantine at least 10 days/11 nights, which is reduced to a 7-day period should they have had both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before their flights.

 

Please allow at least 7 days for the Embassy to process your application with the following steps:

 

Step 1 :  Register and fill in your personal details, and upload supporting documents. The Embassy will screen and pre-approve the applicants who meet the requirements. (Please check the status of your application after 1-3 working days)


Step 2 : The applicants can check the status online if they have been pre-approved. They will be contacted by email if the Embassy requires more documents. The applicants who are pre-approved passengers can then buy flight tickets and book their ASQ hotels. Copy of ticket and ASQ hotel booking confirmation must be uploaded to get the COE (please check the status of your application after 1-3 working days).


Step 3 : When the COE has been approved, the applicants can check the status online and download their COE.


Checklist for the documents each passenger needs to travel to and enter Thailand. They must present these to the airline and the Thai authorities:


1. The Certificate of Entry 

 

2. Copy of confirmed ASQ hotel booking (or AHQ and permission from the Ministry of Public Health in case of medical treatment)


3. T.8 Form

 

Please note that although a Covid-19 test is currently not required, the Royal Thai Embassy in London recommends that passengers test for COVID-19 before traveling to reduce the risk of exposure or transmission during travel, as well as serving as a preventive measure against the introduction of COVID-19 from foreign countries into Thailand.

 

For further information in Thai language, please click here.

 

Passengers can purchase their tickets from the Thai Airways website. If using an existing ticket or travel voucher please fill in the following form.

 

 

2. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO THAILAND FOR NON-THAI NATIONALS

 

Foreigners in the UK and Ireland wishing to go to Thailand can check if they meet the requirements here.


Foreigners in the UK and Ireland who meet the above requirements can apply for the Certificate of Entry (COE) through the online application system at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.


Each passenger must register and apply individually. Parents can apply for their children.


From 6 May 2021, all passengers from the UK or Ireland, must quarantine for 14 days/15 nights. Passengers must book their stay at Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotels, at their own expense, for the quarantine period. This is irrespective of any COVID-19 vaccination. For the list of ASQ booking, please click here.

 

Passengers arriving in Thailand by 5 May 2021, will have to quarantine at least 10 days/11 nights, which is reduced to a 7-day period should they have had both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before their flights.

 

Please allow at least 7 days for the Embassy to process your application with the following steps:


Step 1 :  Register and fill in your personal details, and upload supporting documents. The Embassy will screen and pre-approve the applicants who meet the requirements (please check the status of your application after 1-3 working days).


Step 2 : The applicants can check the status online and if they have been pre-approved. They will be contacted by email if the Embassy requires more documents. The applicants who are pre-approved passengers can then buy flight tickets and book their ASQ hotels. Copy of ticket and ASQ hotel booking confirmation have to be uploaded in order to get the COE. (Please check the status of your application after 1-3 working days)


Step 3 : When the COE has been approved, the applicants can check the status online and download their COE.


Checklist for the documents each passenger needs to have for going to Thailand. They must present these to the airline and the Thai authorities:


1. Valid visa or re-entry permit, except visitors under the 45-day visa exemption scheme 


2. The Certificate of Entry 


3. Declaration form

 

4. COVID-19 test with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected (COVID test must be by RT-PCR method), issued within 72 hours before departure


5. Copy of insurance policy which covers COVID and no less than 100,000 USD - please print the insurance certificate and all pages of the terms and conditions on the COVID coverage and medical benefits (some people were refused to board the flight because they could not show that their insurance met this requirement)


6. Copy of a confirmed ASQ hotel booking (or AHQ and permission from the Ministry of Public Health in case of medical treatment)


7. T8 Form


8. Download "ThailandPlus" Application (FAQ on ThailandPlus Application)


For further information, please click here.


Passengers can purchase their tickets from the Thai Airways website. If using an existing ticket or travel voucher please fill in the following form.



 

3. ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO TRAVEL FROM/TO THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

The United Kingdom is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

Travelling outside the UK:

 

- As of 8 March 2021, all persons travelling outside the UK must complete the UK Government's Travel Declaration Form.

 

Travelling to the UK:

 

1) All persons (including UK nationals and residents) arriving in the UK from outside the common travel area must provide a COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure to the UK.

 

The test result must be in English. Translations will not be accepted, and you must provide the original test certificate. It must include the following information:

 

- your name, which should match the name on your travel documents

- your date of birth or age

- the result of the test

- the date the test sample was collected or received by the test provider

- the name ofthe test provider and their contact details

- the name of the test device


Passengers are advised that testing has to meet the performance standards and requirements set by the UK government, and that failure to comply with this, will result in passengers being denied boarding.

 

For further information please visit: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england.


2) To protect your health and others’, everyone must complete an online Passenger Locator Form before arrival in the United Kingdom.


3) All arivals must self-isolate for 10 days unless exempt. If you have travelled through a red list country in the last 10 days, you must have a valid Managed Quarantine Facility booked prior to departure. For information please visit: www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing. Check the list of exempt countries immediately before travel and the list of work-related exemptions if travelling for work.


4) Everyone is required to take a coronavirus test on days 2 and 8 of their quarantine. You must have this booked prior to departure. For information please visit: www.gov.uk/travel-quarantine-and-testing.


5) It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.


6) If you self-isolate in England, you may into Test to Release. For further information please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel.


Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.

 

For more details and visa requirements please visit www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/before-you-leave-for-the-uk.



 

4. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO OTHER COUNTRIES

 

We urge passengers to keep abreast of the restrictions in place for their final destination and/or transit.

For British passport holders, please visit the FCO website for information on travel restrictions and entry requirements at www.gov.uk/world.

 

For other passport holders please contact the local Embassy of the country you wish to visit.



CHANGING YOUR BOOKING

 

We understand how important it is to have greater flexibility at this time.

 

If your ticket was issued in the UK or Ireland, with flights departing until 30th June 2021, you can change your travel dates or extend the validity of the ticket, so you can travel when you are ready. More information is available here.