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Step-by-step Instructions from SG to Thailand (VTL)

Information accurate as at Dec 14, 2021, and is subject to change with / without prior noticehttps://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/travel-to-thailand-from-singapore

Before Departure to Thailand

Thailand Pass

To make entry to Thailand easier for travelers, the Thai government has come up with the Thailand Pass Entry System which will be carried out starting November 1, 2021. This new system will replace the Certificate of Entry system, which had more rigorous and unnecessary requirements. The Thailand Pass entry system simplifies the process of securing an entry pass to Thailand. It collects the travel and medical information in the online registration, thereby unifying the system which contains the traveler’s necessary documents and requirements. Singapore Citizen are require to apply for the Thailand Pass before travelling to Thailand. Click here to find out more on who can apply for the Thailand Pass. https://www.siam-legal.com/thailand-pass.php

Health Declaration Form or T8 Health Form

A passport with a minimum of 6 months validity

Proof of booked and purchased flight/return travel

COVID-19 Insurance

COVID-19 insurance is essential for the protection of passengers in the event of an emergency situation relating to Covid-19 occurring within Thailand. If a traveler is infected with the virus It will cover all of a traveler’s medical expenses, including medicines, treatments, and professional care, as well as transportation.

COVID-19 Thailand requires travelers to get travel insurance with a minimum coverage of THB 1.75 million ($50,000) upon entering the country which will cover:

  • Medical costs (as mentioned earlier, including medicines, treatments, professional care, etc.)
  • Life insurance ( in case of death related incidents
  • Unexpected costs (like loss of baggage, missing flights schedules because of Covid-19 related incidents)

Undertake a pre-departure COVID-19 Test

Medical Certificate Document showing a negative result. The test must be taken within 72 hours before the trip

Proof of booked and paid accommodation and required RT-PCR tests at ASQ Quarantine Hotels or SHA+ Sandbox Hotels.

Proof of Vaccination.

From vaccines that are approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) or the World Health Organization (WHO).

All travellers are advised to get in touch with their local Thai Embassy or Consulate-General to obtain all the necessary documents before flying into Thailand. The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises travellers to apply for the Thailand Pass QR code at least 7 days before the scheduled date of departure.

  • All passengers are advised to download the ‘‘MorChana’ (หมอชนะ) mobile applications on their smart phones before departure.

While in Thailand

Please prepare for your stay in Thailand by checking for quarantine requirements for province-to-province travel so you can make proper plans for your trip should you have a domestic travel itinerary.

Restrictions vary throughout the country, in line with a color-coded zoning system designed to reflect the Covid-19 situation in individual provinces. Most major destinations are classified as "blue zones" and have had restrictions relaxed in recent weeks.

Interprovincial travel has been allowed to resume, including domestic flights to and from high-risk areas.

Masks are worn at all times in public, both indoors and out, while temperature checks are the norm. Those who do not wear masks face fines.

Before Departure to Singapore

Take Pre-Departure PCR Test within 48 hours or ART Test within 24 hours prior to departure to Singapore

  • A negative test result from a COVID-19 PCR or ART test taken within two days before departure to Singapore is required for entry for most air travelers from most countries, including the United States.

Receive a negative test result in English

Pre-book an on-arrival PCR test to be taken at Changi Airport

  • Name, Contact Number, Email Address, etc.

Submit pre-trip health and travel history declaration on SG Arrival Card within 72 hours prior to departure

Arrival in Changi

Proceed with on-arrival PCR Test after immigration

  • Passengers must also take a PCR test at the airport after arrival in Singapore. Testing and quarantine requirements are subject to change on short notice. Please check official Government of Singapore resources in advance of travel.

Take available transportation and proceed to serve self-isolation

  • You must self-isolate until test results are available, usually available within 24 hours. Do check for more information on Post-arrival COVID tests require for all returning Singaporean.

Frequently Asked Questions

Must know for Travelling to Thailand during Covid-19 pandemic

  • Effective from 1 November 2021, all travellers arriving in Thailand by air are required to register with Thailand Pass in order to travel into Thailand.
  • Thailand Pass will be closed for all new Test & Go and Sandbox applications (Except Phuket Sandbox)
  • According to an announcement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, Thailand Pass will be closed for all new Test and Go and Sandbox applications (except Phuket Sandbox), starting from 00.00 hrs. on 22 December 2021 until further notice.

New measures apply for all applicants on Thailand Pass:

  • Applicants who have received their Thailand Pass QR Code can enter Thailand under the scheme they have registered.
  • Applicants who have registered but have not received their QR Code must wait for their Thailand Pass to be considered / approved. Upon arrival, they can enter Thailand under the scheme they have registered.
  • New applicants will be able to register for Test & Go and Sandbox measures (except Phuket Sandbox). Thailand Pass will only accept new applicants seeking to enter Thailand under Alternative Quarantine (AQ) or Phuket Sandbox only.
  • Passengers who will arrive in Thailand under Test & Go and Sandbox Program must undergo their 2nd Covid-19 testing using RT-PCR technique (not ATK self-test) at government-designated facilities (no additional cost).

Easy steps to register on Thailand Pass:

STEP 1

Prepare the required documents

  • Passport
  • Thai Visa (If required)
  • Vaccination certificate (required for entry to the Sandbox Programs and the Test and Go scheme)
  • Covid-19 insurance with minimum coverage of US$50,000
  • Paid AQ / SHA+ hotel reservation confirmation (including RT-PCR test fee)
  • Air ticket

STEP 2

Register on tp.consular.go.th (At least 7 days before your travel)

  • • Fill in your details (including the immigration forms) and upload the required documents (as described in Step 1)
  • • Wait for the pre-approval of your vaccination certificate
  • • Obtain the Thailand Pass QR Code

STEP 3

Get Tested

  • Get a Covid-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours before departure with a negative result

STEP 4

Travel to Thailand

  • Have your Thailand Pass QR Code and Covid-19 RT-PCR test result checked by officers
  • Pass through disease control and immigration check points
  • Undergo Covid-19 RT-PCR test at the airport / hotel / designated accommodation (in case of entry to the Sandbox Programs or the Test & Go Scheme)

STEP 5

  • Undergo quarantine at your AQ hotel (in case of AQ)
  • Proceed to your SHA+ hotel (in case of Sandbox Programs)
  • Proceed to your AQ / SHA+ hotel (in ase of the Test & Go Scheme)

Choose a plan that’s right for you (Conditions)

Exemption From Quarantine (Test & Go) - Currently suspended

  • Only Eligible countries (Note: must reside in the country for at least 21 consecutive days, except those who have just travelled out from Thailand). Singapore is among the countries listed.
  • Fully vaccinated (at least 14 days prior to travelling)
  • Have a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling.
  • 1 day reservation at SHA+ or AQ hotel (Note: payment confirmation required). Must wait for RT-PCR test result at the hotel for 1 night or until receipt of a negative result.
  • Insurance with minimum coverage of US$50,000

Documents required:

  • Passport
  • Thai Visa (If required)
  • Certificate of Vaccination
  • Paid AQ / SHA+ hotel reservation confirmation (for the duration of 1 day including the fee for 1 RT-PCR test)
  • Insurance with minimum coverage of US$50,000

The Blue Zone Sandbox Program

  • Travellers from any country / territory. Stay in the Sandbox area for 7 days and will be able to travel in Thailand thereafter.
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (no less than 14 days prior to travelling)
  • Obtain a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling
  • Booking for 7 days on approved SHA Extra+ or AQ hotel approved list
  • Insurance with minimum coverage of US$50,000

Documents required:

  • Passport
  • Thai Visa (If required)
  • Certificate of Vaccination
  • Paid AQ / SHA Extra+ hotel reservation confirmation throughout the 7 days period (including the fee for 2 RT-PCR tests)
  • Insurance with minimum US$50,000

Alternative Quarantine - AQ

  • Travellers from any country / territory. Stay in quarantine for 7 / 10 / 14 days and will be able to travel in Thailand thereafter
  • Full vaccination is not required under this scheme.
  • Have a negative RT-PCR Covid-19 test result issued within 72 hours before travelling (Note: not required for Thai Nationals)
  • Booking for 7 / 10 / 14 days on approved AQ hotel
  • Insurance with minimum coverage of US$50,000

Documents required:

  • Passport
  • Thai visa (If required)
  • Paid AQ hotel reservation confirmation (fully paid or deposit of at least THB 15,000 / US$500 including the fee for 2 RT-PCR tests)
  • Insurance with minimum coverage of US$50,000

THAILAND PASS FAQs

As of October 31, 2021https://www.mfa.go.th/en/content/thailand-pass-faqs

  • It will be opened for registration starting from November 01, 2021 at 0900 hours (Thailand time)
  • Effective from November 01, 2021, all travellers arriving in Thailand by air are required to register with Thailand Pass in order to travel into Thailand.
  • If you have an approved COE, you can travel to Thailand using that COE (Certificate of Entry), and will be eligible to enter Thailand via one of the three schemes, depending on whether you meet the scheme’s requirements.
  • Your COE will indicate which schemes you are eligible for.
  • If your COE has been pre-approved, you will need to submit the rest of the required documents by November 07, 2021, otherwise your COE request will be automatically rejected, and you will need to register with Thailand Pass to travel to Thailand.
  • Applicants are required to submit their registration at least 7 days before their intended travel date.
  • No. If you would like to change your travel date or other details, you will need to re-register on the Thailand Pass system.
  • No, except when travelling with children if the conditions below are met.
  • For the Exemption from Quarantine scheme:
    • Everyone aged 12 or over must submit an invididual registration through Thailand Pass. Children aged under 12 can be added into their parents’ registration under the section Personal Information.
  • For the Sandbox Program:
    • Everyone aged 18 or over must submit an individual registration through Thailand Pass. Children aged under 18 can be added into their parents’ registration under the section Personal Information.
  • For the Exemption from Quarantine scheme:
    • All persons aged 12 or over must have a vaccination certificate confirming that they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their travel in order to be able to enter Thailand.
  • For the Sandbox Program:
    • All persons aged 18 or over must have a vaccination certificate cofirming that they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their travel in order to be able to enter Thailand.
  • AQ hotels are hotels that are eligible to be used as quarantine sites under the AQ scheme as well as designated venues to wait for your RT-PCR result under the Exemption from Quarantine scheme.
  • SHA+ hotles / accommodations are hotels that meet the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration” standards and are eligible to be used as hotels under the Sandbox Program and as venues to wait for your RT-PCR result under the Exemption from Quarantine scheme.
  • Exemption from Quarantine scheme:
    • You can travel to any destiantion in Thailand if the RT-PCR test conducted on your day of arrival is negative.
  • Sandbox Program:
    • You can travel freely in the Sandbox area for the duration of 7 days if the RT-PCR test conducted on your day of arrival is negative (can stay in the province that your hotel is located only, travelling across different Sandbox areas is not permitted). Once you have completed your 7 day mandatory stay at SHA+hotle within the Sandbox area, you can travel to any destinations in Thailand.
  • Alternative Quarantine Scheme (without vaccination):
    • You will need to undergo your 10 day mandatory quarantine at your AQ hotel / accommodation. Once you have completed your 10 day mandatory quarantine, you can travel to any destination in Thailand.
  • No. Currenlty, Thailand Pass is for those who plan to travel to Thailand by air only. Passengers who plan to arrive by land or sea must contact the Royal Thai Embassy / Royal Thai Consulate-General in your area for COE issuance.
  • The related agencies are still considering expanding the registration system for passengers who plan to travel to Thailand by land and sea.
  • No. However, you must provide your Covid-19 test result (RT-PCR) issued within 72 hours before your travel to the officers at the airport, except if you are a Thai national arriving in Thailand through Alternative Quarantine.
  • For others, failure to provide your Covid-19 test result (RT-PCR) may result in being denied entry into Thailand.
  • Please note that your test result must be a hard (not digital) copy or print-out and in Thai or English language only.
  • Yes. However, your transit in a non-listed country / territory must not exceed the duration of 12 hours and you must not pass immigration control; otherwise you will not be eligible for the Exemption from Quarantine scheme.
  • No. However, you must have a proof of insurance with minimum coverage of at least US$50,000 and a Covid-19 test result (RT-PCR), issued within 72 hours before your travel.
  • You need to have stayed in the listed countries / territories for at least 21 consecutive days (can stay in several listed countries / territories for a total of 21 consecutive days) before being eligible for the Exemption from Quarantine scheme.
  • Yes, however, please make sure that you do not stay in non-listed countries / territories during your travel after leaving and before re-entering Thailand, otherwise you will be ineligible for the Exemption from Quarantine scheme.
  • No. You can also use general insurance or health insurance with a minimum coverage of US$50,000.
  • If you do not carry a mobile phone with the QR Code, you may print out a hard copy of the QR code and bring it with you to present it to the officers at the airport. In this case, you may register with Thailand Pass on your PC and then be able to print out the QR Code as a hard copy.
  • No. Your Covid-19 test result must be obtained using the RT-PCR testing technique (ATK is not permitted) and issued within 72 hours before your travel only.
  • CoronaVac (Sinovac)
  • AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Covilo (Sinopharm)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Sputnik V
  • Thailand fully recognises mixed vaccination. However, your second dose needs to be administered based on the recommended time frame for each vaccine type (first dose), as follows :
    • 1st dose of Sinovac : 2nd dose after 2 weeks
    • 1st dose of AstraZeneca : 2nd dose after 4 weeks
    • 1st dose of Pfizer-BioNTech : 2nd dose after 3 weeks
    • 1st dose of Moderna : 2nd dose after 4 weeks
    • 1st dose of Sinopharm : 2nd dose after 3 weeks
    • 1st dose of Sputnik V : 2nd dose after 3 weeks
  • To be considered fully vaccinated, your 2nd dose must be administered at least 14 days before your travel.
  • Those vaccinated with Jansson (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine do not need to receive their 2nd dose to be considered fully vaccinated.
  • Yes. Those previously infected with Covid-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine within 3 months after their recovery. In this case, the proof or medical record of Covid-19 recovery must be submitted alongside your single-dose vaccination certificate.
  • However, if you have been fully vaccinated before contracting Covid-19, you are still considered to be fully vacinnated.
  • More information can be found on the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Thailand’s website (https://consular.mfa.go.th/), or you may contact the Royal Thai Embassy / Royal Thai Consulate-General in your area for more information.
  • Thailand Pass is also designed to be user-friendly and provides step by step instructions on how to register correctly.

Entering Thailand for Non-Thai Travellers from November 01, 2021Registration via website : https://tp.consular.go.th

For more updated information, please visit: https://thaiembdc.org/thailand-pass/Nam Ho Travel cannot be held liable for any misinformation, misrepresentation etc

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