Thailand has recently implemented new measures for passengers arriving in the country by air. These measures are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health. If you are planning to travel to Thailand by air, it is important to familiarize yourself with these requirements to ensure that you are able to smoothly enter the country.
As of January 9th, passengers 18 years, and above are required to present a vaccination certificate or a letter from a doctor indicating that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 6 months (180 days). The vaccination certificate should indicate that the passenger has received a full course of a vaccine that is approved by the Thai Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The letter from a doctor should indicate that the passenger has tested negative for COVID-19 within the past 6 months and has fully recovered from the illness.
Passengers coming from countries with measures in place to prevent people infected with COVID from returning must also have health insurance covering COVID treatment for the duration of their trip in Thailand. This requirement is in place to ensure that travelers have access to necessary medical care in the event that they become infected with COVID-19 while in Thailand. Expats with Thai social security are exempt from this requirement.
It’s important to note that Thai passport holders and transit passengers are exempt from the vaccination and health insurance requirements. Airlines are responsible for checking the documents required for entry into Thailand, and if a passenger is unable to present the necessary documents, the airline should refuse to allow them to board.
In addition to the vaccination and health insurance requirements, airlines are expected to follow guidelines on mask use during the journey. Passengers should be asked to wear masks throughout their journey, except when eating or in an emergency. This is to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all passengers and staff.
Finally, passengers with symptoms of COVID-19 during their journey will be advised to undergo a test upon arrival at their destination. This is to help prevent the spread of the virus and ensure that appropriate measures are taken to protect public health.
These requirements are in place from January 9th at 1:00 a.m. It is important for all passengers to familiarize themselves with these requirements and to have the necessary documents in order to avoid any issues when traveling to Thailand.
Thailand COVID-19 Entry Insurance
As part of the new COVID-19 requirements for inbound travel to Thailand, it is important to have health insurance coverage for the duration of your trip depending on your country. To make it easy for you to find the right insurance plan, we’ve provided a comparison tool below. Make sure you have the right insurance coverage before your trip to Thailand.