Thailand Reopens to Travelers from 17 More Nations

The updated list allows quarantine-free entry for residents of India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

A longtail boat on Railay Beach in Ao Nang, Krabi province. (Photo: Preto_perola/iStock)

Today, November 1, marks Thailand’s much-awaited reopening to fully vaccinated travelers under the new Test & Go arrangement — a scheme that has just been expanded to a total of 63 low-risk countries. To be exempt from mandatory quarantine, all visitors aged 12 and above should have received all necessary Covid-19 jabs at least 14 days prior to departure, and remain in low-risk areas for no less than 21 consecutive days before entry. They’ll also need to carry proof of medical insurance with a minimum coverage of US$50,000, alongside a booking of one night’s accommodation at an SHA+ hotel with confirmation of payment. Another requirement is a certificate from a PCR test issued within 72 hours before travel

Visitors must apply for a Thailand Pass at tp.consular.go.th and upload a number of required documents including a vaccine certificate. The approval process typically takes three to five working days, after which travelers will receive a Thailand Pass QR code to be presented on arrival. A PCR test will then be conducted at a designated test center or nearby hospital, with incoming tourists allowed to carry on to their hotel via a pre-arranged transfer. Vacationers should download and install the MorChana contact tracing app while waiting for the result of their on-arrival test, which is expected to take between 6–12 hours.

International tourists who are cleared of Covid-19 will receive an antigen test kit for a self-administered test on day six or seven of their stay. The result must be shown to hotel staff and then recorded in the MorChana app; the total cost of testing amounts to 2,000 baht (US$60), with payment made in advance via the SHA+ hotel booked for the first night.

The 17 low-risk nations added to Thailand’s quarantine-free list on Sunday include seven in East and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam), four in South Asia (India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka), as well as two in the Middle East: Kuwait and Oman. Also counted are four more E.U. countries, namely Croatia, Luxembourg, Romania, and Slovakia.

Here is the full list of countries whose fully vaccinated residents can now enter Thailand without quarantine:

Region Country/Territory
Asia-Pacific Australia
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Laos
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
Philippines
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Vietnam
Europe Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Middle East Bahrain
Israel
Kuwait
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
UAE
North and South America Canada
Chile
United States
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