“Quarantine-free” Holiday in Thailand from 1 November 2021

Thailand is now opens 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 (Test & Go).

Test & Go Key Points

  • Fully vaccinated travelers against COVID-19 from 63 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


  • 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


From  1 November  

  • No quarantine
  • At least 1 Day in SHA Extra Plus hotel 
  • After negative result, free to travel to any part of Thailand


  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Health insurance covering COVID-19 during the total stay in Thailand. Minimum coverage of 50,000 USD
  • A confirmed payment for a 1-night stay at a SHA Extra Plus (SHA++)* accommodation, 1 RT-PCR test and SHA+ Transfer
  • Negative RT-PCR result issued no more than 72 hours before the travel date
  • After 1st of Nov, COE will be no longer needed. But travelers require to apply the entry through Thailand Pass on this platform www.tp.consular.go.th
  • Exception in Phuket : A confirmed payment for a 1-night stay at a SHA Extra Plus (SHA++)* accommodation, transfer and prebook 1 RT-PCR test booking at www.thailandpsas.com

*SHA Extra Plus hotels are those that meet the Amazing Thailand SHA Plus standard and provide an accommodation service in partnership with certified hospitals for the RT-PCR test. The list of the SHA Extra Plus hotels is available here https://web.thailandsha.com/shaextraplus.

How to

Before departure

  • Book flights to Thailand
  • Book and prepay SHA Extra Plus-certified hotel (SHA++)
  • 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


  • Transfer directly by approved transportation provider
  • First RT-PCR on day 0 -1 at the booked accommodation or pre-arranged COVID-19 test center.
  • Exception in Phuket: RT-PCR test upon arrival at Phuket International airport.


  • 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.oslo.thaiembassy.org

Denmark : www.thaiembassy.dk

Finland : www.helsinki.thaiembassy.org

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