“Quarantine-free” Holiday in Thailand from 1 November 2021
Thailand reopens to fully vaccinated foreign visitors, including returning Thais and foreign residents, from the approved countries to enter the Kingdom by air with no quarantine requirements from 1 November, 2021. Key Points Fully vaccinated travelers against COVID-19 from 46 nations including Nordic and Baltic to visit Thailand Travelers must take 2 RT-PCR COVID tests (72 hrs before flight and on arrival day at the hotel), and Antigen self-test kit on day 6-7. Travelers must stay in SHA Plus hotel at least 1 day while waiting for the result Who? Fully vaccinated travelers who received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days before their travel date. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 needs a medical Certificate of Recovery within the last 3 months and with at least one dose of the approved vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date Children under 12 years travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians. Must have a negative RT-PCR result issued no more than 72 hours before the travel date When? From 1 November No quarantine At least 1 Day in SHA+ hotel After negative result, free to travel to any part of Thailand Requirements Proof of COVID-19 vaccination Health insurance covering COVID-19 during the total stay in Thailand. Minimum coverage of 50,000 USD Copy of the payment confirmation at SHA Plus hotel no less than 1 night stay Copy of booked and payment confirmation of 1 RT-PCR tests and an Antigen Test Kit. Negative RT-PCR result issued no more than 72 hours before the travel date Certificate of Entry (COE). Register online, www.coethailand.mfa.go.th After 1st of Nov, COE will be no longer needed. But travelers require to apply the entry through www.tp.consular.go.th How to Before departure Book flights to Thailand Book and prepay SHA Plus-certified hotel Book and prepay RT-PCR tests and an Antigen Test Kit Buy Insurance covering COVID-19 treatment (minimum 50,000USD) Proof of vaccination Show a negative RT-PCR test no more than 72 hours before travel date Download and register the Mor Chana Mobile App Arrival Transfer directly by approved transportation provider First RT-PCR on day 0 -1 at the booked accommodation or pre-arranged COVID-19 test center. Stay Wait for your first RT-PCR result in your own hotel room (Should be available within the day) After a negative result, free to travel Self-tested with an Antigen Test on day 6-7 For more information, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy in your country. Sweden : www.thaiembassy.se Norway : www.thaiembassy.no Denmark : www.thaiembassy.dk Finland : https://helsinki.thaiembassy.org Test & GO: Quarantine-Free Entry Requirements From 1 November, 2021. Travel by air from the approved countries. Currently, Thailand has approved quarantine-free entry for arrivals from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK, USA, and Hong Kong. Must have been in the approved countries for 21 days or more. Transit/transfer from the approved counties is not allowed. For returning Thais and foreign residents, it is not necessary to be in an approved country for 21 days or more, as long as they are travelling from Thailand to the approved country/s and return within the last 21 days. A Certificate of Entry (COE) or a proof of registration for entry Thailand via specified platform. Currently, the COE can be applied online https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/ A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling. A Medical Certificate of Recovery is also required from those having a lab result with COVID-19 detected to show that that have recovered from COVID-19 no later than 3 months. An insurance policy, with coverage clearly identified as no less than US$50,000, which should cover the cost of the treatment and other medical expenses associated with being infected with COVID-19, including in-patient hospitalisation for the whole duration in Thailand. *Except for Thai citizens who are entitled to the national health insurance system.* A payment confirmation for no less than a 1-night stay upon arrival at the approved quarantine facilities (Alternative Quarantine – AQ, Organisation Quarantine – OQ, or Alternative Hospital Quarantine – AHQ), or SHA Plus-certified hotel. The prepayment should cover both the 1-night accommodation, the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test, and an Antigen Test Kit (ATK). A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated). For those fully vaccinated, proof includes a Certificate of Vaccination with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) (see here) or the World Health Organisation (WHO) (see here) no less than 14 days before their travel date. and a Certificate of Vaccination with at least one dose of the approved vaccine at least 14 days before their travel date. Travellers under 12 years of age, travelling with their parents or guardians, are exempt from this vaccination requirement, but must have a Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling. Undergo the entry screening (health screening and Immigration procedures) upon arrival at Thailand’s International Airport, and submit all the required documentation to the officials. Then proceed directly by the approved airport transfer to the pre-arranged COVID-19 test centre, or the reserved accommodation and undergo the required RT-PCR COVID-19 test on Day 0-1. Travellers must download and install the specified alert application (MorChana), and must wait within the accommodation only for the test result, which should be available within the day. If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Thailand. Each traveller will receive an ATK that they have prepaid when booking the accommodation. Any traveller experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done, using the provided ATK. If experiencing no symptoms, travellers must use the provided ATK for COVID-19 self-testing on Day 6-7, and show the result to staff at the hotel or accommodation, as well as record the result (bot detected and non-detected) in the...
Updates COVID-19 control measures
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The Return of Leatherback Turtles in Phuket
Even though the pandemic has brought the stop the world, it has also allowed the nature to revive and heal itself. In Phuket, we had witnessed many leatherback turtles have returned to lay their eggs after a long time of absence since 2017. These ancient leatherback turtles are the largest turtle in the world both for fresh water and sea water. What make them so unique is their leather shells and the pattern that look like starfruit. Since they rely fully on nature for their well-being, fertile nature become most impact factor of their distinction. Phuket and Phang Nga are the ideal places for them to lay eggs especially when the tourists were away. On the morning of new year 2021, one of the leatherback mothers came ashore to lay her eggs on Kata Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Phuket. The number of nests continue to grow from 13 nests last year to 18 nests altogether this year. This phenomenon is one of the evident that nature have return to fertility. After the world return to its normal stage, Thailand will continue to work on green tourism and welcome all the travelers close to the nature and the beauty that Thailand has to offer.