Coming back to Thailand – what you need to do (April 2021)

Author: The Thaiger

Re-entry information
Covid Insurance packages

As the situation is very fluid, there have been some updates to the re-opening situation. Here’s the latest as of April 1.

In this video we’ll cover visas, quarantine, insurance, medical certificates and vaccines. Finding information about traveling to Thailand at this time can be a bit confusing, to say the least. Suddenly there’s a lot more paperwork and the Thai government keep updating the situation and, for now, gradually re-opening the borders. You also need to work through the vagaries of individual embassies and staff who may sometimes have different interpretations of the latest guidelines. But everyone is trying their best to help you get back to Thailand… so your patience will be rewarded.
Will I need a visa?

Here’s a list of countries that, as of today, do not require a visa for a stay of up to 45 days in Thailand. They are part of the Visa exemption scheme. I won’t read them all out… you can check if you’re on the list in the description below the video…

Andora, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein. Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Sweden, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam. Also Laos, Macau, Mongolia and Russia . Travellers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Korea and Peru can stay for up to 90 due to long-standing arrangements between Thailand and those countries.
If you’re not on the list you can apply for a Special Tourist Visa. This allows travellers to enter for a maximum of 90 days, and can be extended for another 90 days, but the STV plan finishes in September this year. Any other visa type will need to be individually discussed with your embassy if your circumstances are exceptional.

From April 1 the quarantine time is being reduced to 10 days, from 14. Unless you’re arriving from a country where mutated strains of Covid are currently a problem. As of the date of this video, that included many countries on the African continent. The Thai government will allow a quarantine of only 7 days for vaccinated travellers but only for people vaccinated within three months of travel.

We’ll also cover…. Insurance, Certificate of Entry, Fit To Fly Certificate and Covid test, Check list and your arrival.
We’d also recommend contacting your embassy for any of the latest information about formalities if you wish to travel to Thailand right now before injuring expenses like booking flights or your ASQ.

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