As of 04:00 on Thursday 15 October, a ‘Declaration of a Serious Emergency Situation in Bangkok’ is in place. It will remain until further notice. Gatherings in Bangkok of five or more people are prohibited.
An emergency decree is currently in place until 31 October 2020. Domestic air travel options within Thailand are opening up but remain more limited than before. If you intend to leave Thailand and need to take a domestic flight
to reach your international airport, you should check with your provider and plan accordingly. Bus, train and boat routes are opening up but may be subject to restrictions. Make sure that you can get to your international departure
airport. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing borders or imposing internal travel restrictions.
Internal bus and train routes are opening up and travel between provinces is now permitted. However, travellers moving between provinces may be required by local authorities to undergo quarantine
on arrival in a new province so you should check the requirements for your destination.
If you are taking an internal flight
in Thailand, you may be asked to download an app or complete additional travel documentation. Some regional airports are temporarily closed – you should double-check before travelling. There may be road checkpoints in place across Thailand so you should carry a passport as proof of identification when in public. There have recently been instances where non-Thais have not been allowed
to use transport between provinces or visit public sites, such as temples. A number of measures have been outlined stating, among other instructions, that you must not: enter high risk areas; hoard essential goods; attend public gatherings; propagate false information; Further measures may be introduced at any time. You should follow the advice of the Thai authorities. More info here
A phased lifting of lockdown measures across Thailand is underway. Details of the measures may differ between different provinces. Measures may also change or even be reimposed at short notice in response to COVID-19
conditions. Provincial authorities may enforce measures which are stricter or different to those in other areas, including closing hotels and beaches. Check the details for the province where you are. Relevant penalties for breaches of regulations; Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Thailand to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19
). There have been several cases of foreign nationals
being arrested and fined or sentenced to jail for breaching restrictions. The Thai Department of Disease Control has linked the smoking of cigarettes to the impact of coronavirus. Smoking in public is banned and can result in a fine of up to 5,000 Baht. Electronic cigarettes are already illegal in Thailand and their use may incur further fines or imprisonment. Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Thailand. Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.
Most public places and services are now open with social distancing measures in place. Some entertainment venues such as pubs and clubs are still temporarily closed or operating with restrictions. Some provinces may impose stricter measures including lockdowns on certain premises. Most shops and malls etc now have processes in place to register customers on entry and exit.
requirement at government designated site.
All travellers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine
at a State Quarantine
or Alternative State Quarantine
negative certification required for entering the country.
A medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19
) within 72 hours before your departure
If you are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student. You will need a Certificate of Entry issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in your country of departure
, a fit-to-fly health certificate , a medical certificate indicating that you have tested negative for COVID-19
) within 72 hours before your departure
, proof of health insurance covering
all medical expenditure, including for COVID-19
, up to USD 100,000 minimum while in Thailand, and written confirmation that the quarantine
facilities you intend to use on arrival in Thailand comply with official rules. When you get to Thailand, you will be subject to 14-day quarantine
at your own expense
, and you will be tested twice for COVID-19
during this time. If suspected of carrying COVID-19
, you may be denied entry into the country.