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Thailand Travel Restrictions in 2023/2024


Thailand has been easing the quarantine requirements for international travelers after months of strict travel restrictions imposed because of the rapid spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Travelers around the world are now eager to find out what they need to prepare before heading to Thailand in 2023.

Here’s what you need to know about Thailand travel restrictions if you plan to visit Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travel to Thailand

Travelers entering Thailand may or may not be quarantined depending on their country of origin and vaccination status. The latest entry requirements below were introduced on May 1, 2022.

Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine and are not asked to complete RT-PCR tests upon arrival. Unvaccinated children under the age of 18 are allowed to travel with fully vaccinated parents without being quarantined. But a Thailand pass is mandatory.

Foreigners who have been vaccinated need to provide proof of vaccination and a certificate of COVID-19 insurance when applying for a Thailand pass. Thai nationals flying to Thailand from other countries do not need insurance, just proof of vaccinations.

Unvaccinated travelers

Unvaccinated travelers who can provide negative PCR results within 72 hours won’t be required to be quarantined when entering Thailand and only need to upload their negative test results into the Thailand Pass system before boarding.

Those who failed to provide test results have to be quarantined for 5 days.

How Do You Apply for a Thailand Pass?

All foreign travelers need a valid Thailand Pass to enter the country, which is mandatory during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can directly go to the official website https://tp.consular.go.th/ to apply for your Thailand Pass.

Required documents for fully vaccinated travelers:

1. Your passport profile page

2. Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) or vaccine card

3. A health insurance policy of at least $10,000 to cover COVID-19

Thailand Pass

Required documents for travelers who are not vaccinated and quarantined:

1. Your passport profile page

2. Negative RT-PCR results within 72 hours before departure

3. A medical insurance policy with at least $10,000 coverage to cover COVID-19

Required documents for unvaccinated travelers in quarantine:

1. Your passport profile page

2. 5-day hotel quarantine package

3. PCR test order upon arrival

4. A medical insurance policy with at least $10,000 coverage to cover COVID-19

Application for a Thailand pass is free of charge. It is recommended that you submit your Thailand Pass application at least 3 to 7 days before departure. You are not allowed to enter Thailand until you receive your Thailand Pass.

COVID-19 Travel Insurance for Thailand Pass

During the COVID-19 pandemic, all travelers to Thailand must purchase travel insurance in advance. The policy needs to cover COVID-19 with a minimum of USD 10,000. Proof of travel insurance is required to be submitted to the Thai Embassy when applying for a Thailand visa and pass.

How Do You Choose a Quarantine Hotel if You Are Unvaccinated?

Consider your budget, hotel policies, and room size before booking a hotel room. Quarantine policies change frequently, so it is important to know the hotel’s cancellation and refund policy before confirming a reservation. It is strongly recommended that you put your own needs first and make your isolation as comfortable as possible. It is strongly recommended that you put your own needs first to ensure you live a quarantine life as comfortably as possible.

Do You Need a Visa to Enter Thailand?

Tourists from 64 countries on the “Visa Exemption List” do not need to apply for a visa to visit Thailand and are allowed to stay for up to 30 days. You can be on the official website https://www.thaievisa.go.th/ to check whether you need to apply for a Thailand tourist visa.

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