Data Last Updated: May 01, 2021
Thailand has reopened to foreign tourists using special tourist visas (STV) as of Oct. 21, 2020.
The special tourist visas (STV) will allow international visitors to stay in the country for more than 200 days. Visitors must adhere to strict health protocols, such as COVID-19 testing upon arrival and an initial 14-day quarantine. They are also required to have health insurance coverage of at least US$100,000.
As of December 10, visitors from ALL countries can now enter Thailand using the Special Tourist Visa (STV). Interested travelers must apply for the STV at a Thai Consulate/Embassy in their home country.
Starting April 1, 2021, the quarantine requirement for all foreign tourists has been cut from 14 days to 10 days.
Authorities in Thailand have reintroduced a longer quarantine period for those visiting the country due to the continuing surge of new cases in the country. Those who were issued the Certificates of Entry before May 1, 2021, and will arrive in Thailand before May 6 can still avail of the shortened quarantine, depending on their vaccination status. However, all arrivals after May 6, 2021, will have to undergo an extended mandatory quarantine of 14 days, regardless of which country they came from and their vaccination status.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
The central government has extended the nationwide state of emergency through Aug. 31 to facilitate the continued implementation of restrictions, amidst the easing of some measures. Businesses can operate with social distancing measures in place.
Conferences, seminars, and concerts can also occur with health controls. Protocols include frequently sanitizing the venues and requiring the use of masks and temperature monitoring. Most schools have reopened.
Airlines & Transport
Domestic flights can operate with full passenger capacity as long as safeguards, such as requiring passengers to wear protective face coverings, are in place. Public transport has resumed with 70 percent of passenger capacity and other precautions.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Information for Non-Tourists
Authorities in Thailand are allowing additional categories of foreigners to enter the country from Aug. 4, amid attempts to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The group includes permanent residents and work permit holders with their spouses and children; foreigners with special arrangements, such as the Thailand Elite Card, a program for frequent business visitors; and migrant workers whose employers have obtained approval for employees' entry. These foreigners will have to adhere to health protocols, such as two weeks of quarantine at designated facilities.
Other groups of foreigners, including spouses, parents, and children of Thai citizens, resident diplomats, people seeking medical treatment, students of Thai educational institutions, and transport workers, can also enter.
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