Open with restrictions

Thailand Travel Restrictions

40.65% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 38.53% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Thailand.
Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Thailand with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Thailand for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Thailand entry details and exceptions

Foreign visitors that are permitted to enter Thailand from approved countries are required to have the following:

- An approved Certificate of Entry (COE)

- Proof of a COVID-19 insurance plan that covers the entire duration of their trip with a minimum coverage of $100,000

- The Thailand Plus app in order to show a QR code upon entry

- Arrangements to stay at an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ)

Fully vaccinated travelers from eligible countries who are visiting Thailand through the Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus Sandbox are not required to undergo a mandatory quarantine. The Phuket Sandbox travelers are required to stay for 14 nights in a designated SHA+ hotel in Phuket only. Samui Plus Sandbox travelers are required to stay for 14 nights in a designated Samui Extra Plus Hotel and SHA+ hotel in Samui only or stay for 7 nights in Samui Extra Plus Hotel and another 7 nights in SHA+ Hotel in Koh Phangan or Koh Tao.


Outgoing travel to ThailandTravelling from the United Kingdom to Thailand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Thailand.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Thailand.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to Thailand are required to complete 14 days quarantine at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility. Quarantine length could vary for vaccinated travelers.

Starting July 1st, special travel restrictions will apply to Phuket. Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries do not have to quarantine, but will need to stay in Phuket for at least 14 days in approved hotels.


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Thailand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Thailand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test (a PCR test, a LAMP test or an antigen test, such as an LFD (lateral flow device) test) taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date. If a traveler is changing flight, the test should be taken in the 3 days of the final departure point to UK.

The test result must be in either English, French or Spanish. Translations will not be accepted.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) and children who are 0-10 years old going to England (0-11 years old for children going to Wales, Scotland and NI) are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Thailand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Details and exceptions

All travelers including vaccinated individuals who are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Thailand

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Thailand with a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Thailand.

  • Vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Thailand with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter Thailand.

  • Travelers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travelers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Thailand is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Thailand are open with restrictions. Bars in Thailand are open with restrictions.