Thailand Pass – The Full Guide

Author: The Thaiger

Here’s the website for the Thailand Pass.
Here you can upload required documents including your vaccination certificate and medical insurance with minimum coverage of US$50,000.
You can get that insurance from a range of insurers at
Here’s the link for your options….
It will take 1-7 days for approval of your Thailand Pass. Once approved, a QR code is generated which the traveller can use as they enter Thailand.

You’ll have to download the Mor Chana app on your phones. The app automatically evaluates your risk daily whilst in Thailand. You’ll need to have the app data set to ON.
From the airport to your approved AQ or SHA+ hotel, you’ll be picked up by the hotel, you can’t jump in a normal taxi. They’l be waiting for you as you depart the airport.
The approved hotel will provide the RT-PCR test, in conjunction with a local hospital.
Fully vaccinated Thai or foreign residents can’t quarantine in their homes for the first night after they arrive in Thailand. They must stay in an approved SHA+ hotel until they receive a negative test result. It’s the same for everyone at this stage.
If the result is positive, they will be sent to a hospital or an AQ hotel, at your expense… so check the fine print on your Covid insurance.
Travelling with children
Children under 12 years of age, travelling with their parents, aren’t required to have a vaccine certificate.
For children older than 12, a vaccine certificate and medical insurance is required.
Medical insurance
Only Thai nationals aren’t required to have medical insurance because any medical costs incurred by citizens will be covered under Thailand’ universal health care system.
The same insurance exemption now applies to foreign residents who already have medical and health insurance in Thailand.
You’ll need to ensure that your insurance policy does not only specify Covid-19 health coverage, but other general illnesses and hospital expenses.
Visitors from 63 countries and territories
Fully vaccinated travellers from the 63 listed countries and territories are required to have stayed at least 21 days in one or more of THOSE countries before travelling to Thailand.
But fully vaccinated local and foreign residents can travel to to one of the 46 countries for a shorter period and then return. You’re not required to stay a full 21 days in that country.
But that exemption doesn’t apply to local and foreign residents who visit countries that aren’t on the list of 63 eligible countries or territories.
Transit passengers
For transit passengers passing through countries that aren’t on the list 63 approved countries or territories, they can continue their trip to Thailand IF the transit period does’t exceed 12 hours and if they stay in the airport.
Exemption from Quarantine (Test and Go)
Travellers from eligible countries / territories only
Exempted from quarantine after testing negative for COVID-19 after arrival in Thailand.
You will need to stay at your hotel until your negative test result comes back.
This one’s important… You’ll need to have travelled from a port in eligible country / territory and have stayed in eligible countries / territories for at least 21 consecutive days
You’ll need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days before travelling
You’ll need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test result, issued within 72 hours before travelling

Now for the Sandbox Program
So the Sandbox program is still going and allows a lot more options… including that you can come from anywhere in the world, not just the approved low-risk countries.
Travellers from any country / territory
You’ll need to stay in the Sandbox area for 7 days and then will be able to travel in Thailand.

The Sandbox areas now include….
Buri Ram
Chiang Mai
Chon Buri
Nong Khai
Prachuap Khiri Khan
Samut Prakan
Surat Thani
Udon Thani
You’ll need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days before travelling
You’ll need to have a negative COVID-19 test result , issued within 72 hours before travelling

Alternative Quarantine
Now for the final option which is available for everyone else, including people who haven’t been vaccinated.
It’s now simply called Alternative Quarantine… at one stage they did call it Happy Quarantine but they’ve decided to get rid of the silly name and just call it what it is!
Travellers from any country / territory
Stay in quarantine for 10 days and then will be able to travel everywhere in Thailand after your 10 day stay. .

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