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Travel to Thailand is Swab-Free Starting May 1, Here are the Requirements

For fully vaccinated individuals.
by Clara Rosales
Apr 29, 2022
Photo/s: Alejandro Cartagena | Unsplash

Thailand will drop the RT-PCR requirement for fully vaccinated travelers starting May 1 in a move aimed at reviving its tourism industry, Thai authorities said.

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Mandatory quarantine upon arrival was also scrapped for fully vaccinated travelers. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals are still required to undergo RT-PCR testing and quarantine for five days upon arrival, with an RT-PCR test to be taken on the fifth day.

Unvaccinated travelers who can present a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system can forego quarantines.

Here are the updated travel requirements for Thailand starting May 1:

For fully vaccinated individuals:

Take note that processing of requirements submitted for the application of a Thailand Pass may take three to seven days.

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Additional documents may be required by your chosen airline, such as health declaration or passenger information forms.

Travelers who fail to present a Thailand Pass are subject to a 20,000-40,000 baht fine (approximately P31,293 to P62,587).

For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals:

  • Thailand Pass registration
  • Five-day hotel booking
  • Medical insurance with a coverage of no less than $10,000 (approximately P523,545)
  • Negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel (or take an RT-PCR test on fifth day of stay)

For more information, visit the Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom.

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