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Thailand Covid-19 Travel & Entry Restrictions

Prior to travel

Attention! Unnecessary tourist trips to Thailand are not recommended for European Union, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Canada citizens due to the ongoing entry restrictions.

Covid-19 Situation in Thailand
202,264
Confirmed
3,000
Confirmed (24h)
1,485
Deaths
19
Deaths (24h)
0.7%
Deaths (%)
157,944
Recovered
0
Recovered (24h)
78.1%
Recovered (%)
42,835
Active
21.2%
Active (%)

Before entry

International air traffic was resumed to a limited extent. Entry from Europe is possible again.

You will need, among other things, a health insurance certificate with COVID-19 coverage, a confirmation of accommodation for the quarantine period (see ‘Quarantine on entry’) and a Certificate of Entry (CoE). Furthermore, the app ” ThailandPlus ” has to be downloaded and the registration carried out before arrival. The data from the Certificate of Entry are required for this. Further information on the registration process is available on the website of any Thai consulate.

The national borders are still closed.

Transit

Transit via Bangkok is permitted. Travelers must provide a negative PCR test (no more than 72 hours) and proof of health insurance with COVID-19 coverage (minimum $ 100,000). The transit time of 12 hours must not be exceeded. Further information is available from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.

Information on quarantine regulations, test regulations and possible exceptions for travelers in transit who have already been vaccinated can be found (if available) in the respective categories.

Covid-19 test required for entry into Thailand: Yes

Present on entry: PCR test. Carrying out the pre-entry tests: 72 hours.

Travelers in transit must also present a negative PCR test result.

Complete vaccination required for entry: No.

No bypassing the quarantine and Covid tests with a full vaccination.

Demonstrably vaccinated travelers their quarantine period can be shortened to seven days.

Since May 1st the relaxed quarantine regulations for vaccinated persons will be lifted; All people traveling to Thailand then have to go into quarantine again for 14 days in selected ASQ hotels (for more information see ‘Quarantine on entry’)

Quarantine upon entry: Yes

Quarantine duration: 14 days

Since 05/01 All people traveling to Thailand must be quarantined again for 14 days in selected hotels . The booking confirmation from the quarantine facility must be presented upon entry. When calculating the quarantine period, the day of arrival for entry after 6 p.m. and the day of departure are not included.

On site

State of emergency was extended until July 31 , 2021 , but the nationwide night curfew has been lifted. Depending on the color classification (green, yellow, orange or red), stricter measures apply in the individual provinces, which may be stricter than the national regulations (with regard to movement restrictions, closure of public facilities). Since May 17th In most of the country, the measures of the orange zone (controlled areas) appl . This is currently the case in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Pattaya etc. but Bangkok, on the other hand, continued to be considered a dark red zone (maximum and strict controlled areas), in which the strictest measures of Thailand apply. If the number of cases increases again, measures can be tightened again.

The travel ban has been lifted, but unnecessary travel is not recommended.

This is especially true when traveling in and out of dark red zones such as Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Pattaya. When you cross the province, strict health checks are carried out at the checkpoints and, if necessary, quarantine measures, the carrying of a written approval from the authorities or the submission of a health certificate or entry form can be arranged.

During the state of emergency, it is forbidden to enter risk areas, piling up basic supplies, attending meetings and spreading false information. The Thai health authority suspects a connection between smoking and severe Covid-19 courses. Smoking in public, including electronic cigarettes, is therefore prohibited until further notice. Violations of the Emergency Ordinance are strictly punished by the Thai authorities and are subject to imprisonment and fines. Risk groups (previously ill, people over 70 and children under 5 years of age) are advised to leave their accommodation only for valid reasons.

Restrictions on freedom of movement

The state of emergency in Thailand was extended until July 31 , 2021 , but the nationwide night curfew has been lifted. Depending on the color classification (green, yellow, orange or red), stricter measures apply in the individual provinces, which may be stricter than the national regulations (with regard to movement restrictions, closure of public facilities). Since May 17th in most of the country, the measures of the orange zone (controlled areas) apply. This is currently the case in Phuket. Bangkok, on the other hand, continued to be considered a dark red zone (maximum and strict controlled areas), in which the strictest measures of Thailand apply. If the number of cases increases again, measures can be tightened again.

The travel ban has been lifted, but unnecessary travel is not recommended. This is especially true when traveling in and out of dark red zones. When you cross the province, strict health checks are carried out at the checkpoints and, if necessary, quarantine measures, the carrying of a written approval from the authorities or the submission of a health certificate or entry form can be arranged.

During the state of emergency, it is forbidden to enter risk areas, piling up basic supplies, attending meetings and spreading false information. The Thai health authority suspects a connection between smoking and severe Covid-19 courses. Smoking in public, including electronic cigarettes, is therefore prohibited until further notice. Violations of the Emergency Ordinance are strictly punished by the Thai authorities and are subject to imprisonment and fines. Risk groups (previously ill, people over 70 and children under 5 years of age) are advised to leave their accommodation only for valid reasons.

Lockdown

The Thai authorities repeatedly impose (partial) lockdowns in some provinces. Travel to and from the provinces is then restricted.

Hygiene / Social Distance Rules

Shops

Most of the shops and malls are open. Many stores register their customers as they enter and exit the store; temperature measurements are also carried out. In addition, there is a mask requirement.

In dark red zones (including Bangkok), markets and shops are allowed to open between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m., in orange zones (including Phuket) they are allowed to open at normal times. All over the country, shopping centers and department stores have to close at 9 p.m.

Gastronomy

Restaurants are allowed to open in compliance with hygiene and distance regulations and are operated under strict capacity limits; a pick-up and delivery service is offered.

In the dark red zones (including Bangkok), restaurants may remain open until 9 p.m., but pick-up services may be offered until 11 p.m. In orange zones (including Phuket), catering establishments are allowed to open at normal times.

Hotel Industry

Depending on the incidence of infection, hotels are allowed to reopen in compliance with strict hygiene and distance requirements. Due to the absence of many tourists, many hotels remain closed.

Events

Concert and exhibition halls are allowed to reopen; however, social events and private celebrations are still prohibited.

Sports & Leissure

Sports may be practiced outdoors. Sports facilities are also open; Selected sports may be practiced without contact in sports halls. Numerous tourist attractions (including museums, national parks, temples) are temporarily closed.

In dark red areas (including Bangkok), gyms, clubs and other leisure facilities are closed. The same applies nationwide to massage studios.

Transportation

National train and bus traffic have gradually be ramped up again. It is compulsory to wear a mask during travel; There are also restrictions with regard to the maximum permissible total capacity. An overview of all currently available transport options can be obtained from the Thai tourism authority.

Flight Operations

Domestic flights are being operated again, and international air traffic has also been resumed to a limited extent. Passengers must wear masks and gloves and may be asked to download an app. The transit is since 01.03. allowed again.

Additional Information

Further information can be obtained by telephone from the Thai Tourism Authority (number: 1672) or the tourist police (number: 1155).

People who test positive for COVID-19 must either go to a hospital, hospice (a converted hotel with medical facilities) or field hospital in quarantine (admission to one of the three quarantine facilities depends on the course of the disease). Even people who are asymptomatic have to go into state quarantine.

Departure

Covid-19 PCR test required for departure: No.

There are no known restrictions.

Test obligation

Test obligation before returning to the European Union : Yes

There is a test obligation for flights to the E.U.. The test must have been carried out 48 hours before entry.

All persons who travel to the E.U. by plane must present a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery to the airline carrying them before departure. This obligation to provide evidence applies regardless of whether you have stayed in a risk area.

The chargeable test may have been carried out a maximum of 48 hours (antigen test) or 72 hours (PCR, LAMP, TMA test) prior to arrival. Antibody tests are not allowed. Children under six years of age are exempt from the test requirement.

Exceptions for virus variant areas: A negative test result is always required here! In the case of antigen tests, the period before entry is reduced to 24 hours.

Note: The entry and quarantine regulations and the situation on site can change at short notice at any time or individual exceptional cases can occur. Only the competent diplomatic mission abroad can therefore make legally binding statements or provide information that goes beyond the information listed here.

If necessary, please use this information as a basis for further individual research.

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