Thailand, Entry requirements, travel, COVID-19 restrictions

The simplified rules for entry will apply to vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully-vaccinated travellers from all countries/territories, with specific requirements for each group.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has updated its protocols for travellers entering Thailand

The following rules will take effect from 1 June 2022, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully-vaccinated travellers from all countries/territories with scheduled arrivals from the abovementioned date. 

This latest update follows the initial announcement on 20 May 2022, in which a series of COVID-19 updates was released for both travellers within the country, and international travellers to note.

Entry requirements for travellers to Thailand, from 1 June 2022

The pre-arrival requirements differ based on travellers' vaccination status.

Vaccinated travellers must have the following documents to enter Thailand:

  • A valid passport, or a Border Pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.
  • A Thailand Pass via https://tp.consular.go.th/. Thais are exempt from this requirement. Once all essential details have been completed via the system, the QR code will be automatically issued (no waiting time).
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000. Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.
  • A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination.
    • Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine, at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
    • Travellers five-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
    • Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered by medical treatment, and travellers who have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine post-infection, must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

Unvaccinated/not fully-vaccinated travellers must have the following documents to enter Thailand:

  • A valid passport, or a Border Pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.
  • A Thailand Pass via https://tp.consular.go.th/. Thais are exempt from this requirement. Once all essential details have been completed via the system, the QR code will be automatically issued (no waiting time).
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000. Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.

On-arrival requirements

Upon arriving in Thailand, all travellers must undergo entry screening, including body temperature checks, and present the required documents to the immigration/health control officer.

Vaccinated travellers will then be allowed entry and are then free to go anywhere in Thailand. However, arrivals by land with a Border Pass will be allowed a stay of no longer than three days within the specified areas only.

Likewise, unvaccinated/not fully-vaccinated travellers who have uploaded proof of a negative result from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in Thailand.

Unvaccinated/not fully-vaccinated travellers without a negative test result within 72 hours of travel are required to follow the public health instructions and guidelines as deemed appropriate by the health control officer at the point of arrival.

During the stay

Thailand's government reminds both vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully-vaccinated travellers to strictly follow the health and safety standards while in Thailand. Travellers who experience COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If tested positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.

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Thailand's COVID-19 restrictions effective 1 June 2022

Similarly, TAT has also announced the expansion of the nationwide COVID-19 colour-coded zones to the following:

  1. The Pilot Tourist Areas, or the blue zone
  2. The Surveillance Areas, or the green zone
  3. The Areas under Stringent Surveillance, or the yellow zone

Peaceful mass gatherings or large-scale events are allowed to take place in the green and blue zones, following the communicable disease control guidelines. On the other hand, the number of attendees in the yellow zone must not exceed 1,000 or at 75% of the venue capacity for sports events.

Group gatherings in crowded places require advance permissions, unless the activities are for public health and safety; regular gatherings of individuals at residences, offices, or meeting venues; sports events, or those arranged by public agencies.

In the blue and green zone, only entertainment venues including pubs, bars, and karaoke lounges that have been certified with Thai Stop COVID+ by the Ministry of Public Health will be allowed to resume operations under the COVID-Free Setting guidelines. Staff must comply with the following:

  • Be fully vaccinated, having taken a booster dose,
  • Wear a mask at all times, and
  • Undergo a weekly SARS-CoV-2 test with an ATK, and assess risks of contracting the disease using the Thai Save Thai application.

Likewise, customers must be fully vaccinated, including a booster dose and adhere to the communicable disease prevention guidelines.


For the full list of provinces by zones, refer to the list below:

17 “blue zone” provinces + 12 provinces with ‘blue zone” districts

  • Central Region: Bangkok, and Ayutthaya (Mueang, Bang Pa-in, Phachi, and Uthai districts only), Kanchanaburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, and Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi Airport only).
  • Eastern Region: Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Rayong, and Trat (Ko Chang and Ko Kut districts only).
  • Northeastern Region: Buri Ram (Mueang district only), Khon Kaen (Mueang, Khao Suan Kwang, Poei Noi, Phon, Phu Wiang, Wiang Kao, and Ubolratana districts only), Loei (Chiang Khan district only), Nakhon Ratchasima, Nong Khai (Mueang, Sangkhom, Si Chiang Mai, and Tha Bo districts only), Surin (Mueang and Tha Tum districts only), and Udon Thani (Mueang, Ban Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yung, Prachaksilpakhom, and Nong Han districts only).
  • Northern Region: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
  • Southern Region: Krabi, Narathiwat, Phang-nga, Phuket, Ranong (Ko Phayam only), Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao only), Songkhla, and Yala (Betong district only).

14 “green zone” provinces, or surveillance areas

  • Central Region: Ang Thong and Chai Nat;
  • Eastern Region: Trat*;
  • Northeastern Region: Amnat Charoen, Buri Ram*, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Phanom, Surin*, Udon Thani*, and Yasothon;
  • Northern Region: Lampang, Nan, and Phichit;
  • Southern Region: Surat Thani*.

46 “yellow zone” provinces, or areas under stringent surveillance

  • Central Region: Ayutthaya*, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Prachuap Khiri Khan*, Ratchaburi, Samut Prakan*, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, Sing Buri, and Suphan Buri.
  • Eastern Region: Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi*, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, and Trat*.
  • Northeastern Region: Bueng Kan, Chaiyaphum, Loei*, Mukdahan, Nakhon Ratchasima*, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Nong Khai*, Kalasin, Khon Kaen*, Roi Et, Sakhon Nakhon, Si Sa Ket, and Ubon Ratchathani.
  • Northern Region: Chiang Rai*, Kamphaeng Phet, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nakhon Sawan, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, Uthai Thani, and Uttaradit.
  • Southern Region: Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Ranong*, Satun, Trang, and Yala*.

*Except for areas designated as “blue zone” pilot tourist destinations.


Image / Thailand COVID-19 Information Center

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