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6 January 2022


Certificate adoption

The Department of Disease Control has issued a vaccine passport called the “COVID-19 CERTIFICATE OF VACCINATION,” as published in the Royal Gazette. In this document, there are details of the immunization certificate for international travel. 


Instrument type

vaccination based


Certificate name

COVID-19 CERTIFICATION OF VACCINATION, International Vaccination, Certificate, Vaccine Passport 


Timeline

Available since the beginning of 31 March 2021


Certificate details

The certificate contains the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Nationality
  • Passport number or national identification (if applicable)
  • Whose signature follows
  • All the details of vaccination (including Dose, name of vaccine, date of vaccination, manufacturer and batch No. of vaccine, and certificate issued date, signature and professional status of authorized officer, and official stamp of issued center)

Certificate format

Proof of vaccination is available both in electronic- and paper-based format


Entry protocol

For general measures 

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, as follows;

  • 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. Once approved, they can enter Thailand under the scheme they have registered.
  • New applicants will not be able to register for Test and 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 and Go and Sandbox Programme must undergo their 2nd COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique (not ATK self-test) at government-designated facilities (no additional cost).

There are currently 3 entry schemes:

  • Exemption from Quarantine (Test and Go) [temporarily suspended]  – only for fully vaccinated travellers from authorized countries and territories. Proof of confirmed SHA+ or AQ Hotel reservation is required.
  • Living in theBlue ZoneSandbox [Temporarily suspended, except Phuket Sandbox] fully vaccinated travellers should spend the first 7 nights within one of the 17 Blue Zone Sandbox destinations prior to visiting other areas in Thailand. Proof of confirmed SHA+ Hotel reservation is required.
  • Alternative Quarantine (AQ)entry option for fully or partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated travellers from any country around the world where quarantine is mandatory. Proof of confirmed AQ Hotel reservation is required.

For more information, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate General in your country. 

Document requirements 

The Thailand Pass is a webbased system for Thai and foreign travellers to fill in their travel and health information and upload the related documents before travelling. This system is operational and will replace the COE system on 1 November, 2021. However, the COE will continue to be used for certain groups of travellers. 

Quarantine  

It depends on each scheme to entry Thailand 

  • Exemption from Quarantine (Test and Go) : No quarantine 
  • Living in theBlue ZoneSandbox : Must spend the first 7 nights within one of the 17 Blue Zone Sandbox 
  • Alternative Quarantine (AQ) : Quarantine at the AQ hotel for 10 days 

 


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

SinoVac CoronaVac, Oxford–AstraZeneca, Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Johnson&Johnson


Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

CoronaVac, AstraZeneca or Covishield, Pfizer–BioNTech or Comirnaty, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm, and Sputnik V


Border status

Travellers from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi or Mozambique are currently unable to enter Thailand. If you need to travel urgently, contact your local Thai Embassy. Travellers from other countries in Africa must quarantine for 14 days on arrival in Thailand. See the Thailand Pass website for more information.