STEPS TO TAKE FOR TRAVELING TO THAILAND AS A FOREIGNER

STEPS TO TAKE FOR TRAVELING TO THAILAND AS A FOREIGNER

Steps to Take for Traveling to Thailand as a Foreigner

*** The information provided here is updated with the latest regulations and information and therefore subject to change without prior notice ***

For transiting/transfering (changing planes but not leaving the airport or continuing your flight on the same aircraft after a stop) in Thailand, you will need (1) Proof of being fully vaccinated OR RT-PCR Test result less than 72 hours before flight AND (2) Insurance with coverage of at least 10,000 USD during duration of transit. For more details, please check directly with your airlines or see the following information: https://www.caat.or.th/en/archives/64336.

If your transit in Thailand is less than 12 hours, then no visa and no Thailand Pass is required. If your transit time is between 12-24 hours, then you will need to have a Transit visa (see below) but you do not need a Thailand Pass. If you wish to leave the airport (go through Thai immigration) during your transit then you must apply for a Thailand Pass. 

 

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1. Apply for Your Visa

If you are entitled to a visa exemption (including Cambodians entering Thailand for less than 14 days) or visa on arrival, you can skip this step and go to step 2. More information about visa exemption/visa on arrival here (click). 

If you need a visa, you must apply for an appropriate visa at the Royal Thai Embassy. You can apply in person or use an agent but the passport must have an entry to stamp to Cambodia. Visa applications received by mail – electronic or postal – will be rejected. We do not accept e-visa applications and do not issue e-visas. If you have already lodged an e-visa application at another Thai Embassy, it CANNOT be transfered to our Embassy and you must lodge a new application in person with us. 

          Visa application times

          Open Monday to Friday, except Embassy holidays. Please see 2022 Embassy holidays at this link (click)
          09:00–10:00 AM     document submission (no appointment required)
          02:00–03:00 PM     visa collection

          Visa processing times (including day of submission and day of pickup)*
          3 working days for Tourist visas, Non-Immigrant Labour visas for Cambodian migrant workers (for example, if you apply on Monday, you can pick up your passport on Wendesday)
          5 working days for other Non-Immigrant visas (for example, if you apply on Monday, you can pick up your passport on the next Monday)

There is no option for expedited visa consideration. Faster visa processing than the timeline outlined above is possible only for medical or family emergency cases. The applicant must provide proof of urgent need to travel such as medical or death certificate. 

*All passport holders can apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh. However, there are additional documents that nationals of some countries need to provide and/or procedures to follow in order to receive approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, which takes at least 1 month. Please see more information here (click). 

You can download a visa application form here (click). There are also visa application forms available at the Embassy for you to fill in. 

Please see the details, including required documents, of each type of visa below:

          - Tourist Visa (TR)
          - Special Tourist Visa (STV)
          - Transit Visa (TS)
          - Visa on Arrival
          - Medical Tourist Visa (MT) 

          - Non-Immigrant O Visa (Medical) *same as Medical Tourist Visa (MT) but allowed stay in Thailand is 90 days maximum and the visa processing fee is 80 USD.
          - Non-Immigrant O Visa (Thai Family)
          - Non-Immigrant O Visa (Dependents of Non-Immigrant visa holders)
          - Non-Immigrant O Visa (Retirement)
          - Non-Immigrant O Visa (Volunteer)
          - Non-Immigrant O-A Visa
          - Non-Immigrant O-X Visa
          - Non-Immigrant ED Visa (Student)
          - Non-Immigrant B Visa (Business, Work)
          - Diplomatic/Official visa: Please contact the Embassy
          - Non-Immigrant F visa: Please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand to submit your request

For visa inquiry, please call (+855) 23726307-8.

If you are currently not in Cambodia but wish to come to Cambodia to apply for a Thai visa with the Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh, please also take note of Cambodia's entry measures here (click). Questions about Cambodia's entry measures should be directed at the Cambodian Embassy in your country of residence. 

 

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For those who seek medical treatment and their accompanying people only, please contact your hospital from these lists (http://www.hsscovid.com/files/Alternative%20Hospital%20Quarantine.pdf and http://www.hsscovid.com/files/Alternative%20Hospital%20Quarantine2.pdf) to apply for a confirmation letter and an affidavit of support from the Department of Health Service Support, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand). You will need to apply for a medical tourist (MT) visa or a non-Immigrant O (Medical) visa and a Thailand Pass before traveling.

 

2. Select Entry Measures, Book Flight/transportation/Hotel, Prepare Your Insurance
and Register

 

2.1 Entering Thailand through by Land border

As of 1 May 2022, 7 major border checkpoints are reopened for land travel between Thailand and Cambodia as follows:

1. Ban Klong Luk, Sa Kaeo Province - Poipet
2. Khao Din, Sa Kaeo Province - Battambang Province
3. Ban Pakkad, Chanthaburi - Pailin Province
4. Ban Laem, Chanthaburi - Kamrieng, Battambang Province.
5. Ban Hat Lek, Trat Province - Koh Kong Province
6. Chong Jom, Surin Province - O'Smach, Oddar Meanchey Province
7. Chong Sa-Ngam, Sisaket Province - Udonmeechai Province

From 1 May 2022, travelers entering Thailand by land will be subject to new entry measures, as follows;

  1. Passport Holders :

- Register on Thailand Pass (http://land.tp.consular.go.th) Travelers are advised to register on Thailand Pass sytem at least 2 days before travelling

- Attach required documents including

(1) passport 

(2) certificate of vaccination OR an RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before travel if you are not fully vaccinated 

(3) Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais) 

 (4) AQ hotel accommodation confirmation for 5 days (for non-Thais who are not fully vaccinated, and Thai nationals who are not fully vacccinated and wish to undergo quarantine at AQ hotel)

- If fully vaccinated, you will get an exemption from quarantine

- If not fully vaccinated but have an RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before travel, you will be able to enter Thailand without undergoing quarantine.

- If not fully vaccinated and do not have an RT-PCR test result, you must undergo quarantine for 5 days at AQ hotel (for non-Thais), SQ accommodation (for Thai nationals) or other accommodations as stipulated by relevant authorities

 

  1. Border Pass Holders :

- Do not have to register on Thailand Pass

- Do not need proof of insurance

- Must be fully vaccinated only

- Travel is permitted only in the area as stipulated by the agreements between the two countries (non-Thais only).

- Your stay in Thailand must not exceed 3 days (2 nights).

PLEASE NOTE For travelers whose Thailand Pass have already been issued prior to 1 May 2022 can travel with the issued QR Code and do not need to register for new Thailand Pass.

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2.2 Entering Thailand by Air travel 


From 1 May 2022, travelers entering Thailand by air will be subject to new entry measures, as follows;

1. Fully Vaccinated Persons must :

- Register on Thailand Pass. Travelers are advised to register on Thailand Pass (http://tp.consular.go.th) at least 2 days before traveling to Thailand

- Attach required documents including passport, certificate of vaccination

- Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)
- Thai Visa (if required)
(COVID-19 test, both prior to and after arriving in Thailand, is no longer required for those fully vaccinated)


2. Unvaccinated Persons

Option 1 - Exemption from quarantine Travelers with a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling must :

- Register on Thailand Pass

- Attach required documents including passport, and COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling (must attach as part of your Thailand Pass application)

- Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)
- Thai Visa (if required)
(COVID-19 test after arriving in Thailand is not required)


PLEASE NOTE Travelers who have previously been approved to enter Thailand under AQ scheme but wish to enter Thailand under exemption from quarantine under this option must re-apply on Thailand Pass.


Option 2 - Quarantine Travelers who are not fully vaccinated and do not have an an RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before traveling must :

- Register on Thailand Pass

- Attach required documents including passport, Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel confirmation for 5 days (including 1 RT-PCR test)

  • For a list of AQ hotels, CLICK HERE

- Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only)
- Thai Visa (if required)

* undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 4 - 5 in Thailand during the mandatory 5-day quarantine at AQ hotel


PLEASE NOTE Travelers under this option whose Thailand Pass have already been issued can travel with the issued QR Code and do not need to register for new Thailand Pass.

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For children under the age of 18 

- Children aged 11 and under (both Thai and foreign) do not need to be vaccinated and do not need to present a negative COVID-19 certificate issued within 72 hours before departure for Thailand but need to travel with their parents or guardians. Upon arrival in Thailand, children aged 6 and under will be tested for COVID-19 using a saliva sample.

- Children between 12-17 years of age (both Thai and foreign) can travel unaccompanied if they are vaccinated (one dose is sufficient) within 14 days before departure for Thailand. If they are not vaccinated, they need to travel with their parents or guardians.

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For those who have recovered from COVID-19:

You must be vaccinated with at least 1 dose after your recovery in order to be considered fully vaccinated. You must provide a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 in your Thailand Pass application. 

 

3. Register on Thailand Pass

All travelers will have to register for a Thailand Pass QR Code on https://tp.consular.go.th/ at least 48 hours prior to your departure for Thailand. The said website works best on Google Chrome. Also, you are strongly advised to use a Gmail account to register.

Applicants can use their approved Thailand Pass QR Code to enter Thailand on different date of arrival if the new date of arrival is within 7 days before or after the original date of arrival as indicated on the QR Code (no need to re-apply or modify your application). Please note that applicants are required to show proof of revised hotel accommodation (if entering Thailand as an unvaccinated/do not have an RT-PCR result) that corresponds to the new travel dates, and non-Thais are also required to show proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand for the entire duration of their revised travel itinerary. Failure to produce these documents may result in denied boarding. Further note that each Thailand Pass QR Code can be used only once. 

For more information about Thailand Pass, please see the Department of Consular Affairs' website (click). 

 

4. Check with your airline if you need a pre-flight Negative RT-PCR Result

A COVID-19 negative test result 72 hours prior to Departure is not required by the Thai government. However, some airlines may still request an RT-PCR test before the flight, which is the airline's right to request one. Please check directly with your airline to confirm if you need an RT-PCR test before your flight or not. 

 

5. Travel to Thailand and Enjoy your Stay!

Before your departure for Thailand, please make sure that you will be able to provide all documents that you need to apply for your visa and Thailand Pass QR Code if they are requested for inspection.

 

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