Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE)

(The following regulations applied during COVID-19 situation
until further notice)

 

By virtue of Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005)
and Section 11 of the State Administration Act B.E. 2534 (1991), the entry to Thailand is permitted for particular persons
in the exempted list. The list for non-Thai nationals includes the following:

(1) Exempted persons or persons who are specified, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister or Chief official
      responsible for remedying the emergency situation to enter into the Kingdom pertaining to necessity,
      whereby conditions and time frames may also be prescribed;

(2) Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under International organizations, or representatives of
      foreign governments or agencies performing their duties in Thailand, or any other persons in international
      agencies, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives  permission pertaining to necessity, including their spouse,
      parents, or children;  (click here for more information)

(3) Non-Thai nationals who are spouses, parents, or children of Thai nationals (click here for more information)

(4) Non-Thai nationals who have a certificate of residence, or have been permitted to take up residency in
      the Kingdom; (click here for more information)

(5) Non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or have been granted permission to work in the Kingdom in
      accordance with Thai laws, including their spouses or children;  (click here for more information)

(6) Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational establishments in Thailand approved by Thai authorities,
      including their parents or guardians, except for students of non-formal schools in accordance with laws on
      private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments; (click here for more information)

(7) Non-Thai nationals who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand, including their accompanying persons,
      except for treatment for COVID-19 (click here for more information)

(8) Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country
      or have been granted permission by the Prime Minister – all of whom must strictly adhere to the Kingdom’s
      communicable disease prevention and control. 

List of government-designated Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility
for 14-day State Quarantine

Persons under 2 – 8 must apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at the Royal Thai Embassy/
Royal Thai Consulates-General and obtain a visa (if they do not already have one) prior to the entry.

Currently, the following types of visas are NOT permitted to enter Thailand:

– Tourists visa holders (TR),
– Transit passengers (TS),
– Sports visa holders (S),
– Monks and other religious visa holders (R),
– Volunteers (O), and non-formal students visa holders
  (such as language schools, diving schools, boxing schools). 

Due to a high number of infection rate:   
– the APEC card holders and; 
– the Special Tourist Visa (STV) 
  do not fall under the categories that could enter Thailand at the moment, 
  please check back regularly for any updates.

 

Flight 

Regarding flights to Thailand, please be advised that normal commercial passenger flights into Thailand
have been suspended until further notice.

The Thai Government organizes 1) the semi commercial flight, and 2) the repatriation flights 
on a regular basis and that are permitted to enter Thailand. 


1. Semi-Commercial Flight 

 (For the availability and flights information, please contact the airlines directly)

At present, certain air operators are permitted to operate semi-commercial flights to Thailand, including 
– Austrian Airlines     (VIE-BKK: OS025);
– Air France                (flight details are not yet available.)
– Cathay Pacific         (HKG-BKK:  CX653). 
Emirates                  (DXB-BKK:  EK384); 
– Etihad Airways       (AUH-BKK:  EY406); 
– EVA Air                    (TPE-BKK:  BR211); 
– KLM                         (flight details are not yet available.)
– Lufthansa                (FRA-BKK:  LH772); 
– Qatar Airways         (DOH-BKK: QR 830 & QR836); 
– Singapore Airlines (SIN-BKK:   SQ976); 
– Swiss Air                 (ZRH-BKK:  LX180); 
Thai Airways           (flight details are not yet available.)

Before booking flights to Thailand with the above-mentioned air operators, travelers should ensure that
they study the different categories of visas granted to foreign nationals at this time to determine
the possibility of travel.

Please note that having plane tickets does not guarantee entry to Thailand,
non-Thai travelers must have all the required documents to enter Thailand. 

(Visa and COE processing time is 7-15 business days) 

2. Repatriation Flight 

The Thai Government organizes repatriation flights for Thai nationals to return to Thailand
on a regular basis. For the coming month, repatriation flights on various airlines have been
scheduled for the following days:

October 2020

  • Arriving in Thailand on 22 October 2020 – Cathay Pacific;
                                                                     – Asiana Airlines
  • Arriving in Thailand on 23 October 2020 – Qatar Airways; 
                                                                     – Eva Air
  • Arriving in Thailand on 29 October 2020 – Cathay Pacific;
                                                                     – Asiana Airlines
  • Arriving in Thailand on 30 October 2020 – Qatar Airways;
                                                                     – Eva Air
  • Arriving in Thailand on 31 October 2020 – Korean Air

November 2020 

  • Arriving in Thailand on   5 November 2020 – Asiana Airlines
  • Arriving in Thailand on   7 November 2020 – Korean Air
  • Arriving in Thailand on 12 November 2020 – Cathay Pacific
  • Arriving in Thailand on 14 November 2020 – Qatar Airways
  • Arriving in Thailand on 19 November 2020 – Asiana Airlines
  • Arriving in Thailand on 20 November 2020 – All Nippon Airways
  • Arriving in Thailand on 28 November 2020 – Korean Air

If you wish to travel to Thailand on one of the above flights, please contact the travel agents authorized by
the airlines directly to see if they can accommodate you.

 

FAQ for Non-Thais wishing to enter Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles