How to enter Thailand from June 1, 2022


Simplified entry rules will apply to vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers from all countries/territories, with specific requirements for each group.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has updated its protocols for travelers entering Thailand.

The following rules will come into effect from June 1, 2022, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers from all countries/territories with arrivals scheduled from the above date.

This latest update follows the initial announcement on May 20, 2022, in which a series of COVID-19 updates were released for domestic and international travelers to note.

Entry requirements for travelers to Thailand, from June 1, 2022

The pre-arrival requirements differ according to the vaccination status of travellers.

Vaccinated travelers must have the following documents to enter Thailand:

  • A valid passport or border pass for arrivals through border checkpoints.
  • A Thailand Pass via https://tp.consular.go.th/. Thais are exempt from this requirement. Once all the essential details have been filled in through the system, the QR code will be automatically issued (no waiting time).
  • An insurance policy with coverage of at least US$10,000. Thais and foreign expatriates covered by Thai national medical coverage are exempt from this requirement.
  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
    • Anyone aged 18 and over should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine, at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand.
    • Travelers between the ages of 5 and 17 traveling to Thailand unaccompanied should be vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand. People traveling with their parents are exempt from this obligation.
    • Travelers with a history of COVID-19 infection who recovered with medical treatment and travelers who received at least one dose of an approved vaccine after infection must have a COVID-19 recovery certificate .

Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers must have the following documents to enter Thailand:

  • A valid passport or border pass for arrivals through border checkpoints.
  • A Thailand Pass via https://tp.consular.go.th/. Thais are exempt from this requirement. Once all the essential details have been filled in through the system, the QR code will be automatically issued (no waiting time).
  • An insurance policy with coverage of at least US$10,000. Thais and foreign expatriates covered by Thai national medical coverage are exempt from this requirement.

Requirements upon arrival

Upon arrival in Thailand, all travelers must undergo entry screening, including body temperature checks, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Screening Officer.

Vaccinated travelers will then be allowed entry and will then be free to travel anywhere in Thailand. However, arrivals by land with a border pass will be allowed to stay for a maximum of three days in specified areas only.

Similarly, unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers who have uploaded proof of a negative RT-PCR test result or professional ATK within 72 hours of travel through the Thailand Pass system will be permitted entry. and are free to go anywhere in Thailand.

Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers without a negative test result within 72 hours of travel are required to follow public health instructions and guidelines deemed appropriate by the health screening officer at the point of arrival.

During the stay

The Thai government reminds vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers to strictly follow health and safety standards while in Thailand. Travelers with COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If they test positive, they should receive appropriate medical treatment.

Thailand’s COVID-19 restrictions take effect June 1, 2022

Similarly, TAT also announced the extension of national COVID-19 color-coded zones to the following:

  1. The Pilot Tourist Areas, or the blue zone
  2. Surveillance Zones, or the green zone
  3. Areas under high surveillance, or the yellow zone

Peaceful mass gatherings or large-scale events are permitted in green and blue zones, in accordance with communicable disease control guidelines. On the other hand, the number of spectators in the yellow zone must not exceed 1,000 or 75% of the capacity of the site for sporting events.

Group gatherings in crowded places require prior permissions, unless the activities are for public health and safety; regular gatherings of individuals in residences, offices or meeting places; sporting events or those organized by public bodies.

In the blue and green zone, only entertainment venues, including pubs, bars and karaoke lounges that have been certified with Thai Stop COVID+ by the Department of Public Health will be permitted to resume operations in accordance with COVID-free settings guidelines. Staff must observe the following points:

  • Be fully vaccinated, have taken a booster dose,
  • Wear a mask at all times and
  • Take a weekly SARS-CoV-2 test with an ATK and assess your risk of contracting the disease using the Thai Save Thai app.

Similarly, clients must be fully immunized, including a booster dose, and adhere to communicable disease prevention guidelines.


For the complete list of provinces by zones, refer to the list below:

17 “blue zone” provinces + 12 provinces with “blue zone” districts

  • Central region: Bangkok and Ayutthaya (Mueang, Bang Pa-in, Phachi and Uthai districts only), Kanchanaburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi airport only).
  • Eastern region: Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Rayong and Trat (Ko Chang and Ko Kut districts only).
  • North East Region: Buri Ram (Mueang district only), Khon Kaen (Mueang, Khao Suan Kwang, Poei Noi, Phon, Phu Wiang, Wiang Kao and Ubolratana districts only), Loei (Chiang Khan district only), Nakhon Ratchasima, Nong Khai ( Mueang, Sangkhom, Si Chiang Mai and Tha Bo districts only), Surin (Mueang and Tha Tum districts only) and Udon Thani (Mueang, Ban Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yung, Prachaksilpakhom and Nong Han districts only).
  • North region: Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
  • South Region: Krabi, Narathiwat, Phang-nga, Phuket, Ranong (Ko Phayam only), Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao only), Songkhla and Yala (Betong district only).

14 “green zone” provinces, or surveillance zones

  • Central region: Ang Thong and Chai Nat;
  • Eastern region: Trat*;
  • North East Region: Amnat Charoen, Buri Ram*, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Phanom, Surin*, Udon Thani* and Yasothon;
  • North region: Lampang, Nan and Phichit;
  • South Region: Surat Thani*.

46 “yellow zone” provinces, or areas under high surveillance

  • Central region: Ayutthaya*, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Prachuap Khiri Khan*, Ratchaburi, Samut Prakan*, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, Sing Buri and Suphan Buri.
  • Eastern region: Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi*, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo and Trat*.
  • North East Region: Bueng Kan, Chaiyaphum, Loei*, Mukdahan, Nakhon Ratchasima*, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Nong Khai*, Kalasin, Khon Kaen*, Roi Et, Sakhon Nakhon, Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchathani.
  • North region: Chiang Rai*, Kamphaeng Phet, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nakhon Sawan, Phayao, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, Uthai Thani and Uttaradit.
  • South Region: Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Ranong*, Satun, Trang and Yala*.

*Except areas designated pilot tourist destinations “blue zone”.


Image / Thailand COVID-19 Information Center

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