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The Test & Go scheme for these arrivals will be scrapped from 1 May. Effective the same date, unvaccinated travellers will no longer be required to show their negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours before their arrival.

Thailand will scrap its Test & Go travel scheme for fully-vaccinated travellers arriving by air starting on 1 May 2022. Additionally, the minimum COVID-19 insurance coverage will be reduced from US$20,000 to US$10,000.

The decision was made at a meeting of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

While fully-vaccinated travellers will not be tested upon arrival in Thailand anymore, it is recommended that they self-test using antigen kits (ATK) during their stay. If they test positive, they should tap into their COVID-19 insurance, or take care of their own treatment.

Fully-vaccinated travellers must still register for entry via the Thailand Pass system, with a Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination and an insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000.

Similarly, unvaccinated travellers are also required to register for entry via the Thailand Pass system, and are no longer required to show their negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours before their arrival.

They should, however, note:

For unvaccinated travellers who provide a negative RT-PCR test, they are merely required to register for their Thailand Pass and attach the required documents, which include passport and COVID-19 RT-PCR test results issued within 72 hours before traveling. Travellers must attach these documents on Thailand Pass only.

For non-Thais, they are then required to attach proof of insurance with a minimum of US$10,000 coverage for medical treatments in Thailand. 

No COVID-19 test is required after arriving in Thailand.

It should be noted that travellers who have been approved to enter Thailand under the Alternative Quarantine (AQ) scheme, but wish to enter Thailand under an exemption from quarantine, must re-apply for a Thailand Pass.

For unvaccinated travellers who do not undergo an RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before traveling, or who wish to be quarantined, they will have to comply with the following instead:

  • Register for Thailand Pass
  • Attach required documents including passport, AQ hotel confirmation for five days (including one RT-PCR test).
  • Attach proof of insurance with at least US$10,000 coverage for medical treatments in Thailand (for non-Thais only).
  • Undergo an RT-PCR test on day four or five in Thailand, during the mandatory five-day quarantine at the AQ hotel.

Last, unvaccinated travellers are also advised to do a self-antigen testing during their stay. If they test positive, they should tap into their COVID-19 insurance, or take care of their own treatment.

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Reclassification of zones 

In further Thailand updates, starting from 1 May 2022, the CCSA has reclassified a number of provinces under its color-coded scale, designating 65 provinces as high-surveillance, or "yellow zones.”

The remaining 12 provinces, which will be designated as tourism-oriented, or "blue zones,” include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phetchaburi, Krabi, Nonthaburi, Phuket, Kanchanaburi, Pathum Thani, Rayong, Chon Buri, Phang-nga, and Songkhla.


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