- Beginning October 1, 2021, the required quarantine time for fully vaccinated international travelers will be reduced from 14 days to seven days
The government of Thailand announced that beginning October 1, 2021, the Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) will be reduced from 14 days to seven days for fully vaccinated international travelers. Fully vaccinated travelers must:
- Be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Have been fully vaccinated for 14 days prior to the date of arrival
- Present a vaccination certificate (original or printed copy) at the point of entry into Thailand
- Undergo two RT-PCR tests during the mandatory quarantine. The first test is to be taken on days 0-1 of entry, and the second before finishing the quarantine period on days 6-7
International travelers arriving by air who have not been vaccinated, are without a vaccine certificate, or are only partially vaccinated will be required to:
- Undergo a 10-day quarantine
- Undergo two RT-PCR tests. One upon arrival on days 0-1, and the second on days 8-9
International travelers arriving by land who have not been vaccinated, are without a vaccine certificate, or only partially vaccinated will be required to:
- Undergo 14-day quarantine
- Undergo two RT-PCR tests. One upon arrival on days 0-1, and the second on days 12-13
Quarantine times have been reduced for fully vaccinated travelers. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated or who cannot provide proof of vaccination must quarantine for 10-14 days depending on the means of arrival into Thailand.
The government of Thailand advises that to be eligible to enter Thailand, vaccinated international travelers still need to make appropriate arrangements prior to arrival. This includes holding a valid visa or re-entry permit, a Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate, a COVID-19 health insurance policy, confirmation of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel booking, and a medical certificate with an RT-PCR laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected and is issued no more than 72 hours before departure. Continue to check Thailand’s government page for future updates.
Sources: Dej-Udom & Associates Ltd.