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Thailand to Remove Pre- Testing Requirement from May 1st

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) late last week approved the lifting of the RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals beginning May 1, 2022, introducing two new entry schemes customized for vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.


New entry rules for vaccinated travellers: International travellers who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test. They are still required to register for a Thailand Pass (via tp.consular.go.th) with a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination and an insurance policy with coverage no less than $10,000 (reduced from $20,000).

Once arriving in Thailand, they will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.



New entry rules for unvaccinated travellers: International travellers who are unvaccinated or are not fully vaccinated will also no longer be required to show proof of a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test nor undergo an arrival test. They are required to register for a Thailand Pass with a five-day hotel booking and an insurance policy with coverage no less than $10,000 (reduced from $20,000).

Once arriving in Thailand, they must proceed to undergo the quarantine for five days and undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 5.

Tip: An exception is made for unvaccinated travellers who are able to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system, they—like those fully vaccinated—will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.


While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers are advised to strictly follow health and safety standards. Travelers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.

For the latest information, visit www.tatnews.org.

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