Thailand Opening

Test & Go scheme resumes from 1 February 2022. The same day from 09.00 Thailand time, the Thailand Pass system reopens for new TEST & GO applicants. They can register Thailand Pass 60 days in advance.

From 1 February 2022, Pattaya and Ko Chang will be included in the Sandbox destinations (Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, Khao Lak and Surat Thani – Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao).

Travellers who have already got QR code from Thailand Pass incl. Test & Go scheme can enter Thailand under the scheme they have registered. 

To visit Thailand, all travellers are required to register through Thailand Pass ( Register online no later than 7 days before departure.

All travellers must download and install the Morchana application.

What is Test & Go scheme?

Fully vaccinated travellers from all countries can travel to any destinations in Thailand. Stay 2 nights at SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) on Day 1 and Day 5, 2 RT-PCR tests and a pre arranged transfer upon arrival. 

What is Sandbox scheme?

Vaccinated travellers incl those from Nordic and Baltic countries can travel to Thailand under Sandbox scheme. Stay 7 nights in the Sandbox destinations before travelling to other destinations in Thailand. Stay the first night in your room at SHA++ Hotel while waiting for your RT-PCR test result. If negative, travel freely within the sandbox area for 7 nights before travelling to other destinations in Thailand.

What is Alternative Quarantine (AQ)?

Stay 7-10 nights quarantine in your room at an AQ hotel in any Thailand destinations. This applies for all travellers.

Test & Go Scheme

  • Effective from 1 February 2022 for fully vaccinated travellers from all countries to travel to Thailand.
  • Children under 18 years travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians. Read more under travel with children. 
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Health insurance covering COVID-19 during the total stay in Thailand. Minimum coverage of 50,000USD
  • A negative RT-PCR Test 72 hours before departure
  • A copied of prepayment for 2 nights (Day 1 and Day 5) at SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), 2 RT-PCR tests and a pre-arranged transfer airport-hotel.  The prepayment for Day 1 must include an accommodation, a test and a prearranged transfer from the airport to the hotel. *Travellers can book 2 different hotels for the accommodation on Day 1 and Day 5. However, on both Day 1 and Day 5, they must stay in the room while waiting for the RT-PCR test result.

Sandbox – stay first 7 nights in the Sandbox destinations



Krabi including Phi Phi, Koh Lanta

Phang-Nga including Khao Lak and Ko Yao

Surat Thani only Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao

Chonburi – Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Si Chang, and Sattahip – only Na Jomtien and Bang Saray (From 1 February 2022)

Trat – Ko Chang (From 1 February 2022)

  • Fully vaccinated travellers against COVID-19 from all countries
  • Children under 18 years travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians. Read more under travel with children. 
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Health insurance covering COVID-19 during the total stay in Thailand. Minimum coverage of 50,000USD
  • A negative RT-PCR Test 72 hours before departure, except children under 6 years.
  • From 1 February 2022, The Sandbox Extension programme will be introduced between Phuket, Phang-Nga, Krabi, and Surat Thani (only Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, and Ko Tao), where Sandbox travelers can travel within these destinations during the first 7 nights.
  • A confirmed payment package for a 7-night stay at a SHA Extra Plus (SHA ++) accommodation, pre-arranged airport transfer and 2 RT-PCR tests.
    • Maximum 2 hotels within the province for travellers to Krabi, Phang-Nga, or Phuket during the first 7 days
    • Maximum 3 hotels for travellers to Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao within the first 7 days. However, they must stay the first night on Ko Samui and must receive a negative result for their first RT-PCR test, before being able to change accommodation to other hotels on either Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, or Ko Tao. 
  • Transfer with SHA+ service to the 2nd SHA++ Hotel is not mandatory.
  • All travellers must undergo 2 RT-PCR tests in Thailand, incl children. The first RT-PCR test upon arrival and the second one on day 5/6.
    • Travellers to Phuket, Krabi and Phanga /Khao Lak, book and pay PCR tests via Thailand PSAS (2,100 Baht / test, or 4,200 Baht / 2 tests).
    • Travellers to Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, Ko Tao –  book and pay via your SHA ++ Hotel. (2,200 Baht / test, or 4,400 Baht / 2 tests).
    • If staying less than 7 nights in the Sandbox destinations, the second RT-PCR test is recommended one day before departure date. 
    • A negative RT-PCR test result (COVID-19 not detected) issued no more than 72 hours is required before leaving the Sandbox destinations. 
  • Travellers arrive at Phuket or Krabi international airport and can travel to Phuket, Krabi (Phi Phi, Koh Lanta) or Phanga (Khao Lak, Ko Yao)  under their Sandbox scheme.
  • Flying to Phuket, Krabi or Chiang Mai via Bangkok is currently not allowed. Except flying to Phuket via Bangkok with Bangkok Airways daily dedicated flights
    • PG 5275 Bangkok – Phuket 12.00-14.05
    • PG 5279 Bangkok – Phuket 17.00 -19.15
  • Only flying to Koh Samui via Bangkok with Bangkok Airways daily dedicated flights are allowed. 
    • PG 5125 Bangkok – Samui 12.00 – 13.30
    • PG 5171 Bangkok-Samui 17.10 – 18.40 
    • PG 5172 Samui – Bangkok  19.30 – 20.45
  • For travellers under the Sandbox Extension programme, as well as travellers to Chon Buri (Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Si Chang, and Sattahip – only Na Jomtien and Bang Saray) and Trat (Ko Chang), we will provide more details as soon as possible.

Read more here.

Alternative Quarantine (AQ) – 7-10 night quarantine in any Thailand destinations

For fully vaccinated, not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers who travel to Thailand (all Thailand destinations)

7-night quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers in an AQ hotel or 10 nights for not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Travellers are required to stay in an AQ hotel during their stay.

Read more here.

Travel with children

  • Children under 18 years travelling with parents should register for Thailand Pass QR Code together with their parents or guardians and not separately.
  • Children under 6 years travelling with parents are exempted from taking a RT-PCR test 72 hours before departure. They are required to take 2 RT-PCR with saliva tests, upon arrival and Day 5-6. 
  • Children between 12-17 years do not need to present a certificate of vaccination if they are travelling with parents. If they are travelling alone, they need to show a certificate of vaccination at least 1 dose of accepted vaccine. 
  • Children under 11 years are not required to show vaccine against Covid-19 proof.
  • Travel to Phuket, Phanga (Khao Lak, Koh Yao) and Krabi (Koh Lanta, Phi Phi), book RT-PCR test via The price is the same as an adult.
  • Travel to Ko Samui, Ko Phangan or Ko Tao, book RT-PCR test via your SHA Extra Plus Hotel (SHA++). The price is the same as an adult.

Travellers with Covid-19 history

  • Those who have recovered from Covid-19 must present a certificate of recovery (Immunity Pass) together with a certificate of vaccination showing 1 dose of an accepted vaccine.
  • Those infected and have recovered within 3 months may present a certificate of recovery in case the RT-PCR test result is positive.
  • Upon arrival in Thailand, if the RT-PCR test shows a positive result and even if the travellers can show a certificate of recovery (immunity pass), there is a risk of being sent to a hospital or hospitel depending on the doctor’s advice.

What happens if you received a positive RT-PCR result?

  • Minimal 10 days in the hospital, hospital hotel isolation or community isolation depending on medical advice. Stay in the room only. They should not leave their accommodation unless utmost necessary, and must notify the Communicable Disease Control officer in-charge.
  • After having recovered from COVID-19, they will receive a medical certificate of recovery.
  • From 1 February 2022, the high risk contacts are required for a 7 days quarantine (previously 10 days quarantine).

Contact the Royal Thai Embassy in your home country for more information.


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