Thailand Lifts RT-PCR Requirement for Tourists, Here are the New Travel Guidelines

The RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals have now been lifted. Starting May 1, Thailand travelers will no longer be required to show a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result. This was recently approved by Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Here are the new travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers to Thailand:

  • Thailand Pass (register via https://tp.consular.go.th/)
  • Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination
  • Insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 (reduced from US$20,000)

Upon arrival to Thailand, fully vaccinated individuals are free to go anywhere WITHOUT the need to undergo a test upon arrival.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers, on the other hand, will be required of the following:

  • Thailand Pass (register via https://tp.consular.go.th/)
  • 5-day hotel booking
  • Insurance policy with coverage no less than US$10,000 (reduced from US$20,000)

Upon arrival to Thailand, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers must be in quarantine for 5 days and undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 5. Although if they are able to upload a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system, they will be exempted.

All travelers are advised to strictly follow the kingdom’s health and safety standards.

Travelers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. They must get the appropriate medical treatment upon testing positive.

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