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UPDATED! The TEST & GO plan will be restarted on February1, 2022.

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UPDATED!

The TEST & GO plan will be restarted on February 1, 2022

From February 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers from any country in the world can apply for a TEST & GO Thailand Pass up to 60 days in advance.

Eligible travellers

  • Thai citizens
  • Foreign visitors, including diplomats
  • government guests
  • Thai work permit holders
  • students and their families
  • patients seeking medical treatment.

Eligible countries

  • All countries/territories.

Pre-Arrival Requirements

All travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

  1. A Thailand Pass, which can be applied for via:

    Thailand Pass

    The system will reopen for new TEST & GO applications on February 1, 2022 (09.00 Hrs. Thailand Time).
  2. A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
    • Travellers under 6 years of age travelling with parents who have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have a saliva test when entering the Kingdom.
    • For arrivals by water, everyone on board the vessels must have a medical certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected within the officially specified time frame. Anyone on board with a history of COVID-19 infection within a period between 14 and 90 days must have a medical certificate of recovery.
  3. An insurance policy with a minimum coverage of $50,000 USD
    • Thais and foreign expatriates covered under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.
  4. A proof of prepayment for two separate nights at a government-approved hotel/s, such as: SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), AQ (Alternative Quarantine),OQ, AHQ (Alternative Hospital Quarantine) on Day 1 and Day 5
  5. A proof of prepayment for the cost of two RT-PCR tests on Day 1 and Day 5.
  6. Note

    • The prepayment for Day 1 must include accommodation, a RT-PCR test, and a prearranged transfer from the airport to the hotel.
    • Travellers can book 2 different hotels for accommodation on Day 1 and Day 5. However, on both Day 1 and Day 5, they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.
  7. A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination and Recovery
    • Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand.
    • Travellers aged 12–17 years of age travelling unaccompanied to Thailand must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine. Those travelling with their parents are exempt from this requirement.
    • Travellers aged 6–11 years of age travelling with their parents are exempt from this requirement.
    • For arrivals by water, everyone on board must be fully vaccinated. Except for passengers under the age of 18, who are accompanied by their parents or guardians.
    • Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered from medical treatment and travellers who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine after infection must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

    All travellers must undergo “exit screening” at the point of departure, i.e., at the airline check-in counter, and present the required documents to the person-in-charge to carry out the checks.

On arrival requirements/during stay

  1. All travellers must undergo “entry screening”, including a body temperature check at the point of entry.
  2. Present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks, then proceed through the immigration procedures.
  3. Proceed to the prearranged accommodation or medical facility to undergo the first RT-PCR test. The trip must be by a prearranged vehicle on a sealed route. Then, all travelers must wait for the test result within the hotel only. Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with their parents, can have a saliva test.
    • If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers are free to go anywhere in Thailand. However, they must stay at their prepaid accommodation on Day 5 and undergo their second COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique (they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.) The second test can also be taken when the travelers experience respiratory symptoms.
    • Travellers whose test results return as positive will be referred for appropriate medical treatment in accordance with Thailand’s Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015). The expenses must be covered by the required insurance for foreign travellers or national healthcare coverage for Thais and eligible foreign expatriates.
      • Depending on their conditions, they may be medically advised to receive treatment in either hospital hotel isolation or community isolation.
      • They must remain in their accommodation for at least 10 days while receiving medical treatment.They should not leave their accommodation unless absolutely necessary and must notify the communicable disease control officer in-charge.
      • After having recovered from COVID-19, they will receive a medical certificate of recovery.
      • While in Thailand, travellers are advised to strictly follow standard good personal hygiene practices such as wearing a mask in public, maintaining hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer), and keeping a physical distance of at least 1 metre from others.
      • Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If they test positive, they must get appropriate medical treatment. Those with a COVID-19 testing appointment must get tested.
    • All travellers must download and install the MorChana application and turn it on at all times for the COVID-19 precautionary measures and to record the result on Day 5–6 in the application.

Meanwhile, travellers who have applied for or obtained their Thailand Pass QR code before December 22, 2021, with scheduled arrival dates in Thailand from December 24, 2021, onwards, are still required to undergo their second COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique at government-designated facilities on Day 5–6 of their stay in Thailand, or when they experience respiratory symptoms (no additional cost).

Guidelines for Domestic/International Departure

For domestic departure, travellers must show proof that they have received a negative result for their RT-PCR test.

For international departure, it is the responsibility of travellers or their organisations to make sure that the travellers meet the requirements of their specific international destination regardless of the point of departure

Source :

Tourism Authority of Thailand NEWs

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