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Travelling to Thailand ( Alternative Quarantine)


Information for non-Thai nationals traveling to Thailand ( Alternative Quarantine)

***Latest update***

Travellers arriving in Thailand from 1 October 2021 onwards will be subject to quarantine no less than 10 days for those who have not received any vaccination or not been fully vaccinated.

*** Unvaccinated children aged below 12 years old  have to follow the conditions of their accompanying parents ( documents indicating the relationship between children and parents must be uploaded in the COE application).  Please do not upload vaccination certificates if the children do not have one. The system will automatically calculate from the age inserted.***

* Tourists who are nationals of Belgium and Luxembourg are permitted to enter Thailand on a visa exemption scheme for a period of 30 days.

Tourists who are nationals of Belgium and Luxembourg who wish to spend longer than 60 days in Thailand may apply for a Special Tourist Visa (STV), which allows them to stay in Thailand for 90 days (renewable twice).  For more information regarding the STV application,  click here

 


 

Procedure of the Certificate of Entry (COE) application

 

  1. Persons permitted to enter Thailand

In accordance with the Regulation issued under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005), as amended, the following non-Thai nationals are permitted to enter Thailand:

(1) exempted persons or persons who are specified, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister or Chief Official responsible for remedying the emergency situation to enter into the Kingdom pertaining to necessity, whereby conditions and timeframes may also be prescribed;

(2) persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under international organizations, or representatives of foreign governments, or agencies performing their duties in Thailand, or any other persons in international agencies, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission pertaining to necessity, including their spouses, parents or children;

(3) carrier of goods pertaining to necessity, who shall promptly depart after completing their mission;

(4) vehicle operators and crew members of vehicles, who need to enter into the Kingdom pursuant to their mission, with a clear scheduled time of departure;

(5) non-Thai nationals who are spouses, parents or children of Thai nationals;

(6) non-Thai nationals who have a certificate of residence or have been permitted to take up residency in the Kingdom;

(7) non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or have been granted permission to work in the Kingdom in accordance with Thai laws, including their spouses or children;

(8) non-Thai nationals who are students of educational establishments in Thailand approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians, except for students of non-formal schools in accordance with laws on private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments;

(9) non-Thai nationals who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand, including their accompanying persons, except for treatment for COVID-19; and

(10) non-Thai nationals who have been granted permission to enter into the Kingdom under special arrangements with other countries.”

  1. Travelling to Thailand

At present, certain air operators are permitted to operate semi-commercial flights to Thailand, including Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, Thai Airways, Lufthansa Austrian, Airlines, Swiss Air, KLM, Air France and Cathay Pacific. Click here for the list of authorised flights to Thailand.

Before booking flights with the abovementioned air operators, travelers shall ensure that they fall within the categories of non-Thai nationals permitted to enter Thailand. If they do not qualify for the COE and already paid for the flight, they will be subject to the applicable cancellation/refund policies of the respective air operators.

  1. Quarantine measures

3.1   All travelers arriving in Thailand are required to undergo a 10-day quarantine at:

          (1) Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility or Alternative Local Quarantine (ALQ) in Chonburi & Prachinburi (for those arriving in Bangkok)

          (2) Alternative Local Quarantine (ALQ) in Phuket (for travelers arriving in Phuket only)

3.2  How to reserve ASQ : 

List of Alternative State Quarantine hotels, click here

Reservation must be made for “ASQ/ALQ package “ for 10 nights at the travellers’ own expenses.

Reservations can be done through the following approved platforms :

  1. Hotels on the list of ASQ
  2. https://www.agoda.com/quarantineth 
  3. https://asq.locanation.com/
  4. https://asq.ascendtravel.com/

Remarks  : Travelers arrving at Suvarnnabhumi Airport or Don Muang Airport may reserve ALQ in Chonburi or Prachinburi only.

                      Travelers arriving in Phuket may reserve ALQ in Phuket or Pang-Nga only.

 

 4.  Required documents

Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand must present the following documents at the check-in counter in the country of origin and at immigration control in Thailand:

4.1 Passport

4.2 Valid Thai visa, re-entry permit or travelling on visa exemption scheme

4.3  Thailand Pass ( TP)

4.4 COVID -19 RT-PCR test result (negative or not detected) issued no more than 72 hours before departure

4.5 ASQ booking confirmation on arrival date

4.6 T.8 form click here

 

  1. How to apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE)

Non-Thai nationals who reside in Belgium and Luxembourg may apply for a Certificate of Entry (ONLINE) with the Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels. Those residing in other countries should submit their applications with their respective Royal Thai Embassies.

*** Important note***

  • Please apply for COE online around 7 days before your scheduled departure 

Remarks :  The COE is issued for specific flight and ASQ. If the applicant changes the flight and/or ASQ after receiving the COE, he/she must contact the Royal Thai Embassy for a new COE.

 

Should you have any questions that cannot be found on this website, please contact visa.brs@mfa.mail.go.th

***Please begin your email subject with ” Q :…(subject)…” and specify your question/enquiry as well as your name-surname and contact number or call.***

Your inquiry will normally be replied within 3 working days. Please refrain from sending e-mail requests twice during the 3-day period as this will increase the processing time.

or call 02 640 6810/ 0491 122 084  on Monday- Friday at 10.00-13.00 hr. and 14.00-16.00 hr. (except on the Embassy’s Holiday)

 

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