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THAILAND PASS RULES

What Is Thailand Pass

The Thailand Pass system is a web-based system designed to make the documentation process of travelers entering Thailand more efficient than the Certificate of Entry application.

Just like the Certificate of Entry, it will collect data for entry forms required, but what makes it better than the Certificate of Entry (COE) is that it collects both travel and health information like journey destinations and vaccine certificates and  it will help facilitate the filing the required official forms.

Through the Thailand Pass system, the expected documents and other paperwork requirements imposed on by the COVID-19 will be addressed.

The goal of the new Thailand Pass is to help support the country’s “Ease of Travel” system after it reopens and to expedite the process of filling out information and uploading travel documents.

Who Can Apply for the Thailand Pass

The Thailand Pass is required for all travelers whether Thai or foreigners based on the following travel restrictions:

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    Fully Vaccinated from the Listed Countries (Test & Go scheme)

    Fully vaccinated travelers, both Thai and foreigners will be allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine or sandbox stay. They only need to stay for 1 night in an ASQ or SHA+ Hotel while they wait for the COVID 19 RT-PCR test result that was taken upon arrival.  The quarantine-free program is initially available for low-risk countries, and currently, there are  46 countries on the list. You must have stayed in these countries for at least 21 days before traveling to Thailand (except for those who traveled from Thailand).  Unvaccinated children below 12 years old may travel with vaccinated parents without quarantine.

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    Fully Vaccinated under Sandbox Program for all countries (BLUE Zone scheme)

    Fully vaccinated travelers who are coming from non-listed countries are eligible to enter Thailand without quarantine. They must enter Thailand under the Sandbox Programs such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Samui Sandbox. They are required to spend 7 nights in an accredited SHA+ hotel in these Sandbox areas before they will be allowed to travel to other parts of Thailand. Unvaccinated children below 18 years old may travel with vaccinated parents without quarantine.

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    Non-Vaccinated under Quarantine Program

    Non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers are still allowed to travel to Thailand. They must undergo a mandatory quarantine of 10 nights in an accredited ASQ or AQ quarantine hotel before they will be allowed to travel to other parts of Thailand.

What are the Requirements for the Thailand Pass

In support of the “Ease of Travel”, there are only a few requirements that one will need to be able to obtain a QR entry code and enter Thailand. Listed below are the requirements:

  • Passport

  • Vaccination Certificate

  • Health Insurance certificate covering COVID-19 and with at least 50.000 US$ coverage

  • Confirmed SHA+ or ASQ hotel booking, including airport transfer and swab/atk tests

  • Flight Booking

  • Copy of Thai Visa (if required)

How to Apply for Thailand Pass

The Thailand Pass System is a QR code generating system.

To obtain a QR entry code or Thailand Pass ID, travelers will have to:

  • Register at Thailand Pass web portal

  • Input personal details

  • Upload the required documents

And if approved, you will receive an email of your QR Entry Code or Thailand Pass ID which you will use upon entering Thailand.

The Thailand Pass system will be available on November 1 at 9AM Thailand time.

If your COE has been issued before November 1, 2021 please go to the weblink provided to you by the embassy and download your updated COE to match the new entry requirements for November 1, 2021 onward.

If you are traveling on November 1 to 7, you may still apply for the COE using the old system. 

 

How long does it take to Process the Thailand Pass

The processing time for the Thailand Pass application is 3 to 5 days depending on the Thai Embassy or Consulate where the application has been submitted. It is recommended to apply for the Thailand pass at least 7 days before your intended departure.