Entry Thailand makes travel preparations easier
The Entry Thailand website, set up by the Thai Tourism Authority (TAT), describes six steps for international visitors planning a trip to Thailand, including registration for an entry certificate and booking a flight, organizing the quarantine, taking out the necessary Covid-19 insurance, checking the status of the access certificate and the entry requirements.
The mandatory quarantine period for vaccinated travellers is 7 days. The traveller must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved and registered by the Thai Ministry of Health or approved by the World Health Organization at least 14 days before the travel date. Visitors who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus must be in quarantine for 10 days. Travellers from countries where Covid-19 has mutated must be quarantined for 14 days.
Here the steps to enter Thailand:
Step 1: Apply for the Certificate of Entry, COE for short. Pre-approval can take approximately 3 days.
Step 2: Book a repatriation flight or a semi-commercial flight. Tickets must be purchased no later than 15 days after prior approval by the COE.
Step 3: Arrange to stay at an ASQ (Alternative State Quarantine) hotel and submit the booking confirmation no later than 15 days after the COE’s pre-approval.
Step 4: Concluding health insurance Covid-19 no later than 15 days after prior approval by COE. Submit the proof of purchase. If the insurance is booked through Entry Thailand, the system will automatically report the booking status.
Step 5: Check COE status and prepare additional documents before travelling.
Step 6: Prepare the required documents when entering Thailand Download the “Thailand Plus Application” and fill in the Thailand Health Declaration or T.8 form.