Thailand has now joined the list of countries introducing new entry requirements to combat the growing fear surrounding the spread of the new COVID variant. Over the past few days, we’ve been receiving numerous phone calls regarding the new entry requirements for Thailand.
“The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to clarify that Thailand continues to welcome all international tourists under the fully-reopen-to-tourism policy that was introduced on 1 October 2022.”
In addition, foreign tourists are not required to show ATK or RT-PCR test results.
- Proof of vaccination is NO longer required.
- Travellers from the listed countries requiring negative RT-PCR test results before departure from Thailand should have health insurance covering at least US$10,000 for COVID-19 treatment that covers the duration of stay in Thailand plus 7 additional days.
- Those with business arrangements, including flight crews and students, may have an official letter from the host or other form of insurance to cover such need.
- The quarantine officer will randomly check the proof of insurance of travellers from the listed countries. If that traveller does not have proof of insurance, the traveller will have to purchase health insurance before immigration.
- Holders of Thai passports and transit/transfer passengers are exempted from health insurance checks.
- The airlines must adhere to related regulations and comply with the guidance as appropriate such as asking passengers to wear a mask at all times except during meals or emergency situations.
- Any passenger having symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival shall be recommended to get a COVID-19 test at arrival.
Starting with the first question, as from 10th January, Thailand joined the long growing list of countries placing COVID entry requirements on visitors from China, India and other countries which have measures in place to prevent those infected with COVID-19 from returning.
What level of insurance
It seems travel insurance which many travellers purchased previously (which included cover for COVID-19) to $10,000 USD will again be accepted by the Thai authorities. To purchase the correct COVID Insurance and receive the certificate within minutes, please click the following link to Luma Asean Pass
The Luma Asean Pass is one of the cheapest options available and is readily accepted by Thai Immigration as well as 9 other countries in the region. This plan meets these minimum requirements and can be purchased online in 5 mins by any person aged 1-75 years of age.
Note: This is a developing story. Please contact Thai Expat Club / Health if you have any questions or require any further information
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