The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles, would like to provide information on travelling from the US to Thailand during COVID-19, from November1, 2021 onwards, as follows:
 
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1. Thai nationals who are fully vaccinated (i.e. travel at least 14 days after completing required dose(s)), and have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result (no more than 72 hours before travel), will be exempted from quarantine BUT will have to stay at one of the SHA+ hotels or Alternative Quarantine hotels (AQ) for 1 night for another RT-PCR test at the hotel. If the test is negative, travelers will be able to travel to other domestic destinations freely.
 
2. Thai nationals who are not vaccinated (or travel before 14 days after completing required dose(s)) will have to quarantine at an AQ hotel for 10 nights.
 
3. Non-Thais who are fully vaccinated (i.e. travel at least 14 days after completing required dose(s)), have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result (issued no more than 72 hours before travel), and have stayed in the US (or in countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand) longer than 21 days, will be exempted from quarantine as mentioned in No. 1.
 
4. Non-Thais who are fully vaccinated (i.e. travel at least 14 days after completing required dose(s)), have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result (issued no more than 72 hours before travel), BUT have stayed in the US (or in countries listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand) less than 21 days, can enter Thailand through Sandbox Program and MUST stay in SHA+ hotels in Sandbox area for at least 7 nights.
 
5. Non-Thais who are not vaccinated (or travel before 14 days after their second dose) must have a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result (no more than 72 hours before travel) and quarantine at an AQ hotel for 10 nights.
 
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Summary of required documents and proofs for each case are as shown in the table.
 

FAQ

Q1: Do Thai people need medical insurance to enter Thailand?
A1: No. Medical insurance is NOT required for Thai nationals.
 
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Q2: I’m Thai, fully vaccinated, and am visiting the US as a tourist. Do I need to stay in the US longer than 21 days to be exempted from quarantine when I go back to Thailand?
A2: No. For Thai nationals travelling back to Thailand, 21-day condition does not apply.
 
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Q3: Do children who are not eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, and traveling with their fully vaccinated guardian(s) (e.g. parents or relatives), need to quarantine?
A3: Unvaccinated children under 12 years old will receive the same treatment as their accompanying guardian(s).
 
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Q4: What are the differences between Sandbox Program and Alternative Quarantine?
A4: Sandbox Program allows travelers staying in a SHA+ hotel in the Sandbox area to go out and enjoy activities outside of their hotel for the full 7 days, while Alternative Quarantine limits that travelers have to stay only in their hotel room throughout the period of their stay.
 
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Q5: How can I go to Thailand under the Sandbox Program?
A5: For the Sandbox Program, travelers MUST enter Thailand via airports namely Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Samui, U-Tapao, and Buriram by international direct flights or special sealed route/chartered flights ONLY.
 
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Q6: What is Thailand Pass system?
A6: It is a centralized registration system, connecting all travel information between Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Health, and Immigration Bureau of Thailand, designed to replace the Certificate of Entry (CoE) system, the T.6 and T.8 forms, and link with COSTE system. Thailand Pass will be operated from November 1, 2021 onwards. Travelers can register at https://tp.consular.go.th/ 7 days prior to their departure. Through the system, Thai CDC will check the proof of vaccination and provide “Thailand Pass QR Code” for travelers be used to enter Thailand.
 
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Q7: My trip is scheduled during the transitional period between the current CoE system and the upcoming Thailand Pass system. What should I do?
A7: If you plan to enter Thailand in the first week of November 2021, it is recommended that you register in the CoE system (https://coethailand.mfa.go.th) no later than October 28, 2021 with an AQ hotel booking confirmation for 1 night (for fully vaccinated travelers). Our team at the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles, will check your documents and approve your CoE. When Thailand Pass system is already in place (from November 1, 2021 onwards), it is suggested that you register through the new system to acquire Thailand Pass QR Code as well.
 
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Q8: I am fully vaccinated and got my CoE already before measures changed. In my current CoE, it states that “at least 7 nights quarantine.” What should I do?
A8: For travelers planning to enter Thailand during the first week of November 2021 and already received CoEs prior to the changes, your CoEs are still valid and can be used to travel. Please be reminded that you MUST bring all relevant documents (such as proof of vaccination and COVID-19 RT-PCR test result) to show to Thai CDC officers at the time of arrival to request for exemption of quarantine. Also, after November 1, 2021 when Thailand Pass system starts to operate, it is suggested that you register through the new system to acquire Thailand Pass QR Code as well.
 
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Q9: Do Thai people need to show a COVID-19 RT-PCR test before boarding?
A9: If you would like to be exempted from quarantine, a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative result issued no more than 72 hours before boarding is required. Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that you check with your airlines regarding their COVID-19 protocols and measures before travelling.
 
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Q10: Can fully vaccinated foreigners traveling from countries outside of the list announced by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand (e.g. Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and India) and transiting in the US travel to Thailand with quarantine exemption?
A10: If they have stayed in the US for less than 21 days, they will NOT be exempted and have to enter Thailand under the Sandbox Program.
 
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Q11: Can fully vaccinated foreigners traveling from countries in the list announced by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand (e.g. France, Germany, UK, and China) and transiting in the US travel to Thailand with quarantine exemption?
A11: If they have stayed in the listed countries and in the US for more than 21 days all together, they will be exempted.
 
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Q12: I received cross vaccination. Can I be exempted from quarantine?
A12: Thai CDC will check your vaccine types and period between doses, then approve your proof of vaccination.
 
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Q13: I will travel with my foreign partner to Thailand. Where can I buy medical insurance for my partner?
A13: Medical insurance covering treatments of COVID-19 in Thailand can be purchased via https://covid19.tgia.org/
 
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Q14: I already have a universal health insurance including medical treatment abroad. Can I use it?
A14: Please contact your insurance company and request for a cover letter indicating the coverage in accordance to our criteria.
 
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Q15: I cannot download application “Thailand Plus” nor log-in to the system. What should I do?
A15: You do not need to download “Thailand Plus” anymore as it is no longer required.
 
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Q16: I would like to travel to Chiang Mai. Can I transit in Bangkok?
A16: If your international flight ends in Bangkok and your connecting flight to Chiang Mai is NOT sealed route/chartered flight, you MUST stay in an AQ/SHA+ hotel in Bangkok for 1 night (in case of fully vaccinated) or quarantine in Bangkok for 10 nights (in case of unvaccinated/vaccination criteria is not satisfied) before leaving for Chiang Mai.
 
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Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles

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