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Updated 18 July 2022

Thailand, encompassing charm and chaos, with its pristine beaches and vibrant pubs, is love in the true sense. The densely populated and chaotic urban retreat, combined with its scrumptious cuisines and luscious landscapes, is truly an enchanting getaway. 

The kingdom has been welcoming both Thai nationals and foreign tourists from India, subject to some testing and quarantine procedures. Here are the latest entry requirements you should be aware of while travelling from India to Thailand. 

Can I travel to Thailand from India?

Yes, you can. Thailand has now fully reopened for tourism.

Before travelling to Thailand, please note that:

  • Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
  • Travellers 5-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.

Thailand has now scrapped its pre-departure RT-PCR testing requirement for vaccinated international travellers arriving in Thailand. International arrivals to Thailand are NO longer be required to register themselves for the Thailand pass and US$10,000 health insurance, thus welcoming all travellers with proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR or professional ATK (Antigen Test Kit) test result.

Vaccinated travellers

Pre-arrival requirements

Vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

  • A valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.
  • A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination

On-arrival requirements

Upon arrival in Thailand, all travellers must undergo entry screening including a body temperature check, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks.

The vaccinated travellers will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.

Please note that for arrivals by land using a border pass, they will be allowed a stay of no longer than 3 days within the specified areas only.

During the stay

While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated travellers are advised by authorities to strictly follow the health and safety standards. Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.

Unvaccinated travellers

Pre-arrival requirements

Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

  • A valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.

On-arrival requirements

Upon arriving in Thailand, all travellers must undergo entry screening including a body temperature check, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks.

Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers who have proof of a negative result from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK within 72 hours of travel will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.

The unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travellers without a negative test result within 72 hours of travel is required to follow the public health instructions and guidelines as deemed appropriate by the Health Control officer at the point of arrival.

Please note that all expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the travellers.

During the stay

While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, or not fully vaccinated travellers are advised to strictly follow the health and safety standards. Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get the appropriate medical treatment.

COVID recovered travellers

  • Those previously infected with COVID-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any time after their recovery. They are required to submit proof or medical record of COVID-19 recovery alongside the single-dose vaccination certificate.
  • Those fully vaccinated before contracting COVID-19 are still considered to be fully vaccinated.
  • Those recovered from COVID-19 within 3 months before travelling to Thailand must present a valid medical certificate certifying the full recovery (within 3 months but no less than 14 days before travelling) or that they are asymptomatic in case the COVID-19 RT-PCR – or professional ATK – test shows a positive result.

Vaccination criteria

According to the MoPH, travellers are considered fully vaccinated if:

  • They get their second dose of a two-dose vaccine no less than 14 days before their travel date to Thailand.
  • They get a single-dose vaccine no less than 14 days before their travel date to Thailand.
  • In the case of mix-and-match vaccines, travellers should get their second dose of a different vaccine within the recommended interval of the first vaccine no less than 14 days before their travel date to Thailand.

Vaccines currently approved in Thailand for travel are:

  • CoronaVac (Sinovac) – two doses needed / second dose after 2-4 weeks
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, Covishield) – two doses needed / second dose after 4-12 weeks
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, Tozinameran (INN)) – two doses needed / second dose after 3 week
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – first dose needed
  • Moderna (Spikevax) – two doses needed / second dose after 4 weeks
  • COVILO (Sinopharm, Hayat-Vax) – two doses needed / second dose after 3-4 weeks
  • Sputnik V – two doses needed / second dose after 3 weeks
  • Covaxin – two doses needed / second dose after 4 weeks
  • Novavax (Nuvaxovid) / Covovax – two doses needed / second dose after 3 weeks
  • Medigen – two doses needed / second dose after 4 weeks
  • TURKOVAC / ERUCOV-VAC – two doses needed / second dose after 4 weeks
  • Sputnik Light – one dose needed
  • CansinoBio (Ad5-nCov / Convidecia) – first dose needed.

The travellers’ certificate of COVID-19 vaccination should contain the following details:

  • Given name and last name;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Nationality;
  • Passport or Identification No.;
  • Name of the COVID-19 vaccine;
  • Vaccination dates;
  • Vaccine manufacturer and lot/batch number;
  • Authorised organisation in the country of origin

Flights from India to Thailand

Most airports in Thailand are now operational, so you’ll be able to easily fly into the country from India.

Thai Airways, Indigo and Air India, provide flights to destinations in Thailand such as Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and many others.

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