New Thailand Entry Requirements

New Thailand Entry Requirements valid from Nov. 1

Thailand will let vaccinated visitors from 46 countries without entering COVID-19 quarantine from next month, up from 10 previously announced.

The announcement was made by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Thursday. Thursday’s announcement was well above the 10 countries that the government had earlier proposed for its plan to reopen to international visitors.

Starting November 1, 2021, travelers will be allowed to enter Thailand with our without quarantine based on their vaccination status and their country of departure.

The 46 countries and territories that Thailand plans to allow quarantine-free entry from are: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the U.K., the U.S. and Hong Kong.

Fully vaccinated travelers from non-listed countries visiting Thailand are also not required to undergo a mandatory quarantine. They must enter Thailand under the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Sandbox programs. Starting November 1, 2021  Sandbox programs are available to travelers from any country or territory as long as you have the proper Thai visa, visa on arrival or visa exemption. The program has been extended to Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai and other key tourist destinations.

For international travelers who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, they will be required to undergo the mandatory alternative quarantine of 10 days in a designated quarantine hotel in Bangkok, Phuket or Samui before they can travel to other parts of Thailand.

thailand entry from nov1 2021

The MFA / Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently announced that the Certificate of Entry (COE) will be replaced with the “Thailand Pass” system starting November 1st, 2021.

The “Thailand Pass” online registration system will exist on or, and should be accessible by November 1st, 2021.

The new Thailand Pass system will be for everyone except for those who will be traveling as part of group arrivals (by sea), and Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ) stay as well. They will have to use the existing COE system until otherwise specified.

Thailand pass Flow Chart

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