Details as of February 05, 2023
The Thai government has confirmed the complete removal of the Thailand Passrequirement from 1 July 2022 for all travellers.
Travellers fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will have to provide a certificate of vaccination upon arrival in Thailand (but probably also upon embarkation from the country of departure), while travellers who are not or partially vaccinated will have to undergo a test (PCR or antigenic), 72 hours before arrival. The country has also announced the end of outdoor masks and temperature taking in low-traffic public places.
If no documents are presented on entry to Thailand, a rapid antigen test (ATK) - and probably a charge - will be made on the spot.
The information below therefore applies to travellers arriving by 1 July 2022.
Thailand seduces many with its impressive temples and beautiful beaches(Hua Hin, Phuket, Pattaya) or the hinterland(Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai). However, before flying to this country, it is necessary to follow certain procedures, especially in this period of health crisis. Whatever your reason for travelling, you must have a document called " Thailand Pass"(ex-Certificateof Entry or COE). Here is a closer look at this essential document for your trip to Thailand.
Bear in mind that the Thai authorities change their minds very often about entry procedures. They are also very fussy about the documents to be provided and their quality.
Thailand Pass : what is it?
The Thailand Pass is one of the alternatives put in place to facilitate air(via all the main international airports such as Hat Yai, Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Krabi, Samui, Chiang Mai and U-tapao), sea or land entryinto Thailand since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. This is an official authorisation granted either by Thai immigration and no longer by the embassy closest to the traveller, to any person wishing to enter its territory.
Those eligible for the Thailand Pass
All persons entering Thailand must provide this Thailand Pass, vaccinated or not, adults or minors, whether they have a visa or benefit from the 30-day visa waiver, even if they have a validre-entry. For stays longer than 30 days, a visa is required before departure (e-Visa TR, STV, OA, OX etc).
The Thailand Pass is issued for the duration of your stay only, and can only be used once.
The constraints around the Thailand Pass
As of 1 June 2022, Thais(only) no longer need Thailand Pass and no quarantine is required for all travellers, vaccinated or not. The Thai government has therefore discontinued the quarantine exemption "Test & Go"and its various associated programmes (Sandbox, QA, etc).
How to apply for Thailand Pass ?
The ancillary steps and the procedure for obtaining the Thailand Pass are quite tedious and involve a large number of steps that must be followed carefully, including converting the files to the correct format. We will take care of the various round trips with the authorities. You will have to submit all the documents to the Thai authorities and wait for them to check whether the criteria and requirements are met.
You must apply for an entry certificate at least 3 days before your planned departure date. Moreover, this authorization is only for one entry into Thailand and will be valid within the limits of the duration of your stay. In the case of a postponement of more than 7 days at the initiative of the traveller, you are obliged to reapply for Thailand Pass.
The documents common to all applications for Thailand Pass
To make your application, several documents are needed in the process. Their language is not important, you can provide documents in French, German or English.
Mandatory special insurance
With a cover amount of USD 10,000 minimumis compulsory and is also a condition for the granting of a Thailand Pass. The amount covered may be the equivalent in another currency.
This is a special insurance cover for Covid-19 treatment, valid at least for the duration of the stay in Thailand.The preferred insurer for travellers, Chapka Insurance, offers suitable insurance.
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A negative PCR test result
Thailand exempts vaccinated travellers from "pre-departure PCR testing".
Travellers who have not been or are only partially vaccinated must provide a negative PCR (or pro-ATK) test within 72 hours of arrival in Thailand, via the Thailand Pass.
The government's mobile application
Thailand requires the installation of the mobile application MorChana on the smartphones of all travelers. It keeps you updated on restrictions and case developments in Thailand. To download on Apple iOS or Android
Please note that some Thailand Pass are not recognised by the application. This is a known problem and will not cause any problems on site.
Form Thailand Pass
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The Thailand Pass is no longer required to travel to Thailand since July 1, 2022
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It is a one-page document with the Thai emblem and the scheme logo at the top. Just below it, you can read in capital letters, Thailand Passand the name of the traveller.
The document has a QR code so that the Thai authorities can easily find your file. The date of entry, the name of the chosen programme and a unique code are used to complete the paper. The latter contains the content of the QR Code.
Children under 12 have their own QR code, even if the application is made on a parent's QR code to the authorities. They will have to fill in a separate form on visamundi.fr