[Updated: Oct 9, 2020 4:10 pm]


Open for citizens: YES

Open for foreigners: NO

Quarantine: YES

·      Nationals of Thailand are not permitted to enter Thailand.

·      This does not apply to:

o   Passengers entering on a repatriation flight and holding a Certificate of Entry issued by a Thai representative in the country of entry and a fit to fly health certificate.

o   Passengers holding a Certificate of Entry issued by a Thai representative in the country of entry, a fit to fly health certificate, and a medical certificate showing a negative Covid-19 PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before departure.


Latest News: More categories of foreigners will be allowed into country from October (Xinhua, 29.09.2020). Government extends emergency rule against COVID-19 until 31 October (Xinhua, 28.09.2020).

International Restrictions:
At present you are only permitted to enter Thailand if they meet one of the following criteria: If you are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisations, a representative of governments performing their duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This includes families. If you hold a work permit or have already been granted permission from the Thai government to work in Thailand or have the Certificate of Residence and a valid re-entry permit. This includes families. If you are the spouse, child or parent of a Thai national. If you are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except treatment for COVID-19), or are caring for someone seeking medical treatment in Thailand. If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
If you fall into one of these categories and have an urgent need to travel, you should contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in your country of departure at least 10 working days before your proposed date of travel. They will confirm the documents you need. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. If suspected of carrying COVID-19, you may be denied entry into the country.
Other categories include:
If you have been exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
If you are a pilot-in-command and crew members with a fixed travel schedule.
If you are a carrier of necessary cargoes. You must leave the country immediately after your mission is completed.
If you hold a Foreigners work permit (WP3) and/or BOI certificate. You should contact your local Royal Thai Embassy or consulate for a permit to travel to Thailand. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) will arrange seats aboard repatriation flights for eligible passengers.
You should keep up to date with the latest information on the websites of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, and the Ministry of Public Health.
If you have a Thai resident visa and normally live in Thailand but cannot return within the required year, you will be granted an extension to your compulsory return deadline. However, you are required to return to Thailand as soon as the situation improves.
On arrival: Certain categories of foreigners arriving in Thailand will be tested for COVID-19 on entry and again during quarantine.
Quarantine requirements: All travellers to Thailand, including all British nationals, are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility.
Data Collection: You may be required to download the Thai Chana COVID-19 tracking app on arrival in Thailand.




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The COVID-19 Migrant Monitor is an urgent action campaign providing timely and appropriate information relating to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on migrants.