NEWS

Updated on January 2023

Thailand remains fully open to all international tourists.

In a recent statement to the media, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, stated that no vaccination proof is necessary when travelers arrive.

Furthermore, ATK and RT-PCR results are not required of tourists from foreign countries.

However, while Thailand is welcoming all visitors, foreign visitors from countries requiring negative RT-PCR test results before returning home are now required to get COVID insurance.

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As part of the full reopening to tourism, Thailand is also offering a longer period of stay for visitors. For passport holders from visa-exempt countries, the length of stay was extended until March 31st 2023 from 30 days to 45 days.

During the same time period, the duration of stay for Visa On Arrival was extended from 15 days to 30 days.

Check our Step by Step Guide to get a visa or if you plan to stay here for longer, check out the Long-term Visa Options.

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IMORTANT INFORMATION 

Thailand is completely open to all tourists from all over the world!

Since October 1st 2022, All travelers eligible for entry without proof of vaccination or a COVID-19 test result.

There is also no requirement for travelers to show health insurance before arrival (even though it’s very recommended to have one).

SHA plus hotels, SHA extra plus, Thailand Pass, test & go and sandbox programs are no longer necessary for entering Thailand.

Thailand Pass is no longer required since July 1st 2022.

Prior to July 1st, 2022, foreign travelers had the following pre-arrival rules:

Travelers needed to provide passport details, vaccination, and an $10,000 health insurance policy to get an approved Thailand Pass.

The registration process for the Thailand Pass required a 5-day reservation at a SHA+ hotel and travel insurance coverage of no less than $10,000.

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