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What Do I Need To Prepare - To Travel To Thailand

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Thailand is readying for a return to normalcy by relaxing some travel restrictions and quarantine requirements and allowing free tourists to enter the country after months of strict travel bans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has instituted Test and Go and Sandbox programs, which allow vaccinated people to enter Thailand without being quarantined.

Travellers entering Thailand need to obtain a visa according to the purpose of their visit.

However, visitors from countries that are under the Visa Exemption List (includes Singapore) do not need a Thai visa to visit Thailand for tourism.

The Thai Immigration Bureau allows tourists to stay in Thailand for maximum of 30 days. Tourists have the option of applying for an extension of their visa at any local immigration office in Thailand if they were to stay longer than that.

It is important for visitors to Thailand to understand that having a valid Thailand Pass is required during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Thailand Pass is a free-of-charge web-based tool that aims to help the Thai government's "Ease of Travel" initiative and make the documentation process for visitors to Thailand easier and more efficient.

You can apply for the Thai Pass and register for a test and go program in the official site here.

  1. Apply for a Thai Pass under the official Thailand Pass website
  2. Provide details of your arrival
  3. Provide your personal information
  4. Upload proof of vaccination
  5. Provide your hotel details
  6. Submit your COVID-19 insurance
  7. Approve and submit the summary of your Thai Pass application

You will then receive your access code (to check your status and update your information if necessary) in your registered email.

Starting 1st April 2022, all visitors to Thailand will no longer need to take the required RT-PCR COVID Test before visiting.
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In the Sandbox program, tourists must book a 7-night stay in a SHA+ hotel and pass one of two RT PCR tests on Day 1.

On Day 5, they have to pass the ATK testing before being allowed to travel to other parts in Thailand.

Note: the sandbox program is only available in Phuket, Samui, and Pattaya.

After a tourist has received a negative COVID-19 test result on their first attempt, they are eligible to travel throughout Thailand under the "Test and Go" program. On your fifth day, you must conduct an ATK self-test and report your results via the MorChana mobile app.

If you are a fully vaccinated traveler, it is best to apply under the Test and Go Program.

You can refer to the list of approved Test and Go hotels in Thailand here.

  • COVID-19 Travel Insurance - your policy should have a coverage of at least US$ 20,000 for medical emergencies
  • Have a COVID-19  vaccination certificate (tourists younger than 18 years old won’t need this if they travel with a legal guardian or a parent)
  • The hotel confirmation letter confirmation - showing that you’ve pre-paid for accommodation, RT-PCR test, and airport transfer (the letter needs to be issued by one of the approved Alternative Quarantine (AQ) or SHA + Hotels)
  • The documents that you would need for the Thai Pass Test and Go application are:
  • Scanned copy of your passport profile
  • Insurance policy purchased
  • Vaccination certificate
  • A vaccination certificate must be for an authorised vaccine type and you must have been vaccinated 14 days prior to travel.
  • Thailand is gradually reopening to tourists, and one of the newest prerequisites for overseas travellers is a COVID-19  insurance coverage that includes at least $20,000 in coverage for emergencies medical expenses.
  • The easiest way is to buy your policy online - from one of the travel insurance Singapore providers, who will provide you with all the important documents to present to the Thai authorities when you arrive.
  • Ensure that your insurance policy covers the entire period of your stay, if not this might compromise your entry to Thailand.
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