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Thailand Travel Requirements and Restrictions

Agoda aims to give travelers an all-inclusive travel experience, and providing up-to-date, detailed information about current travel conditions is part of the package. While we strive to keep Thailand Travel Requirements and Restrictions as current as possible through a host of reliable resources, travelers should confirm regulations through official government channels.

International Travel

International travelers from any country or territory in the world can now travel to Thailand. Information about entry requirements, including how to apply for the Thailand Pass and finding approved accommodations, is available below.

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Vaccination Rate: 73% of the population has been fully vaccinated

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Tourist Entry: Allowed

Determine your eligibility for travel

To determine your eligibility for travel, please refer to the following conditions and requirements for Thailand:

The following rules will be in effect from 1 July, 2022, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers from all countries/territories with scheduled arrivals from this date.

Vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

• A valid passport, or a Border Pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.

• A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination

– Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.

– Travellers 5-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.

Unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

• A valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.

• A negative result from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK within 72 hours of travel

No quarantine required

Unvaccinated and not-fully vaccinated passengers who do not provide a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours of travel will be required to quarantine for five days upon entry. Travelers will need to provide confirmation of an Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel booking. The booking must include the following:

– 5 days/nights (depending on time of arrival)

– 1 RT-PCR test (to be taken on day 4 or 5 of quarantine)

– airport transfer to accommodation

Travelers who have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organisation (WHO) no less than 14 days before their travel date are required to present the vaccine certificate (either the original or a printed copy) at the point of entry into Thailand.

Sinovac Coronavac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna Spikevax, Sinopharm/BIBP, Sputnik V, Covaxin, Novavax/Covovax, Medigen, Gamaleya Sputnik Light, CanSinoBIO

Domestic travel

Thailand has issued restrictions by zones for provinces and areas. Details about each zone and information about local travel and tourism is available below:

Nearly all businesses and activities in the Blue Zone provinces/districts can resume “New Normal” operations. These include all restaurants and eateries, shopping venues, convenience stores, markets, cinemas and theatres, sports venues, hair salons and barbershops, massage and spa shops, beauty and aesthetic clinics, and tattoo shops. Meetings, events, and fairs can be also held normally with no limitation on the number of attendees.

Restaurants and eateries in the Blue Zone destinations that have received the SHA Plus certification (Ministry of Tourism and Sports) or the Thai Stop COVID 2 Plus standard (Ministry of Public Health) will be allowed to serve dine-in customers alcoholic beverages up until 11 p.m. However, all types of entertainment venues, including pubs, bars and karaoke shops nationwide are to remain closed until further notice.

Nearly all businesses and activities in the yellow zone provinces can also resume “New Normal” operations. Meetings, events, and fairs can be also held with the number of attendees capped at 1,000. Sports events can be held with the number of attendees limited at 75% of seating capacity.

In Controlled Areas or Orange Zone provinces:

Malls, markets, convenience stores and cinemas can resume “New Normal” operations in a COVID-free setting.

Restaurants and eateries in Orange Zone provinces can resume normal opening hours, but will not be allowed to serve dine-in customers alcoholic beverages. This measure applies to all restaurants and eateries, both standalone and those situated in shopping malls, department stores, community malls, and similar venues.

Amusement parks and water parks within shopping malls, department stores, community malls and similar venues must remain closed.

Meetings and events in hotels, trade centers, convention halls and similar venues can be organized for less than 1,000 attendees, and under stringent disease prevention and control guidelines.

Meanwhile, provinces in the Orange Zone can arrange more engaging activities; such as, sports tournaments, food fairs and the like for no more than 1,000 attendees.

Beauty and aesthetic clinics, hair salons and barbershops, tattoo shops, massage and spa shops and Thai traditional massage shops can open until midnight.

Public parks, sports fields, outdoor swimming pools, outdoor and indoor gyms and fitness centers can open normally. Sports tournaments can be held, but the number of attendees must be capped at 50% of the capacity for indoor venues and 75% for outdoor venues.

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