Entry requirements clarified for overseas visitors
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Entry requirements clarified for overseas visitors

The government clarified the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand's rules for incoming international passengers on Monday, scrapping a rule which required inbound travellers to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

While incoming passengers won't be asked to produce a Covid-19 vaccination certificate upon arriving in Thailand, travellers are urged to take note of additional rules which might impact their journey. These include:

  • Passengers whose flights originated in a country that still has Covid-19 travel restrictions, which may prevent them from returning in the case of infection, are required to purchase health insurance. The policy must cover at least US$10,000 of Covid-19 treatment plus an additional seven days.
  • Incoming students and business travellers may be exempted from purchasing health insurance if they are able to show that their hosts have agreed to cover the costs of Covid-19 treatment throughout the duration of their stay in Thailand.
  • Holders of diplomatic passports and United Nations laissez-passer documents are also exempted from the health insurance requirement.
  • Holders of Thai passports and transit/transfer passengers are exempted from vaccination checks and health insurance requirements.
  • Passengers who fail to produce the required documents must be subjected to Covid-19 testing at the port of arrival.
  • Airlines must adhere to and ask passengers to comply with related public health regulations, such as wearing masks at all times except during meals or emergency situations.
  • Passengers who develop Covid-19 symptoms en route shall be tested upon arrival.
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