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For tourists, travelers, and vacationing families planning a trip to Thailand, there are specific Thailand entry rules you ought to follow before enjoying a sunset on the beach. The main entry requirement you must consider prior to your trip is the “Thailand Pass” declared by the central authorities in Thailand.

What is Thailand Pass? Regarding the information provided in an official announcement on June 1st, 2022. We will introduce you to the Thailand Pass updates and Phuket travel restrictions to help you plan your vacation with ease. Furthermore, from July 1st, 2022, the Thailand Pass registration scheme will be lifted (see the details below).

What is Thailand Pass?

Thailand Pass is a registration system designed to facilitate the process for tourists and travelers entering Thailand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, making it easier, faster, and more efficient. It allows Thai authorities to collect and process your basic health information before arriving in Thailand. Thus, minimizing the spread of the virus within the country to ensure the safety of all travelers and locals. In addition, the application on Thailand Pass is free of charge.

Please see the details below to learn how you can easily pass through Phuket travel restrictions.

Preparation Before Traveling to Phuket

You should ready all the necessary documents to apply for Thailand Pass prior to entering the country, which includes:

  • Passport
  • A valid passport or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.
  • Flight Itinerary
  • Details of your flight schedule (arrival and departure dates).
  • Insurance
  • With a coverage policy equal to or more than 10,000 USD, which expressly states that it covers COVID-19 while staying in Thailand.
  • A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • All travelers who are 18 years or older must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organization (WHO) for COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to arriving in Thailand.

From June 1st, 2022 onwards, travelers are no longer required to do an RT-PCR test or professional ATK, provided they are fully vaccinated with certification as proof.

There are 2 possible cases: 

  • Travelers 5 – 17 years of age traveling to Thailand unaccompanied
  • Must be fully vaccinated with a minimum of 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand.
  • Travelers 5 – 17 years of age traveling with parents
  • Exempt from this requirement. However, they must have tested negative for COVID-19 no longer than 72 hours before arrival.

With the ease of Thailand entry rules, unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers are now allowed entry without quarantine. However, they must apply for a Thailand Pass and present proof of a negative RT-PCR test or professional ATK within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system.

Thai passport holders are no longer required to register for Thailand Pass. They are permitted to enter the country without quarantine or COVID-19 tests. Despite that, they must present a certificate of vaccination. If they are unvaccinated, an RT-PCR or professional ATK test within 72 hours needs to be presented before departure.

In the case of Thai national parents traveling with non-Thai children under 18, they are required to register on Thailand Pass for the children to be exempt from Phuket Thailand travel restrictions.

(In June 2022)

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Registering for Thailand Pass

Visit the website: tp.consular.go.th and begin registration. Follow the procedures and provide all the required information and documents such as passport, certificate of vaccination, proof of insurance, and COVID-19 RT-PCR/Professional ATK test result issued within 72 hours (for unvaccinated travelers).

The registration process typically takes about 5 – 10 minutes to complete. Once all essential details have been completed via the system, the QR code will be automatically issued within 1 – 2 hours. However, please note that any incorrect or incomplete documents will delay the process, so be sure to double-check all your information.

Upon Arrival in Phuket

Travelers would go through the usual security procedures, including entry screening and body temperature check. Then present the required documents as well as the Thailand Pass QR Code to the Immigration/Health Control officer.

After the screenings, vaccinated travelers can freely travel anywhere in Phuket or Thailand. Similarly, unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers who have uploaded proof of a negative result from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system will be allowed entry without quarantine.

In the case of entering the country on a different date of arrival, the QR Code is still valid (no need to re-apply) if the new arrival date is within 3 days after the initial entry date. Please also note that Thailand Pass QR Code can only be used once.

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Thailand Pass Regulation Lifted Starting July 1st, 2022

In the latest update from TAT and CCSA, from 1 July 2022 onwards, the Thailand Pass registration scheme will be lifted for all foreign travelers.

Fully Vaccinated Travelers:

Vaccinated foreign travelers are no longer required to register for Thailand Pass nor apply for 10,000 USD health insurance. Visitors only need to show either a certificate of vaccination or proof of a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel. These documents can be in print or digital format. In addition, random checks will be made on arrivals at Thailand’s international airports or land border checkpoints.

Unvaccinated/Not Fully Vaccinated Travelers:

If unvaccinated travelers cannot provide proof of pre-arrival negative test results, they are required to undergo a professional ATK test at the point of entry.

On top of that, the Center of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also approved the designation of Bangkok and 76 provinces as the Surveillance or green zone. This allows nationwide businesses to resume normal operations. Meanwhile, the Thai government is preparing further announcements regarding new post-pandemic guidelines. This information is subject to change, so please follow the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) news websites constantly to get the latest updates.

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