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Thailand TEST and GO Returns!

Thailand TEST and GO Returns!

Thailand Test and Go

Thailand Test and Go was previously suspended due to the surge of COVID cases.

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved the resumption of the Exemption from Quarantine (TEST & GO) entry scheme. It is effective from 1 February 2022, from 09.00 Hrs.

From 1 February 2022, fully vaccinated travelers from any country around the world can apply for a TEST & GO. The Thailand Pass must be applied 60 days in advance.

Thailand Test and Go – Pre-Arrival Requirements

All travelers must have the following documents for entering Thailand:

  1. A Thailand Pass, which can be applied here. The system will reopen for new TEST & GO applications from 1 February, 2022 (09.00 Hrs. Thailand Time)
  2. A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected. It must be issued no more than 72 hours before travelling.
  3. Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test. The result obtained within 72 hours before travelling. They are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR result. These children can have a saliva test when entering the Kingdom.
  4. For arrivals by water, everyone on board the vessels must have a medical certificate with an RT-PCR lab result. The result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected within the officially specified time frame. Anyone on aboard with a history of COVID-19 infection must have a medical certificate of recovery. Infection is within a period between 14-90 days
  5. An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000.
  6. Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.
  7. A proof of prepayment for 2 separate nights of accommodation at government-approved hotel/s. Hotels such as, SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), AQ, OQ, or AHQ. The payment for on Day 1 and Day 5, 2 RT-PCR tests. The prepayment for Day 1 must include an accommodation, a test and 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 within the room for the RT-PCR test result.
  8. A Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination/Recovery
  9. Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. The vaccine muste among the approved vaccine list at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand.
  10. Travellers 12-17 years of age travelling to Thailand. Those unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.
  11. Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, are exempt from this requirement.
  12. For arrivals by water, everyone on board must be fully vaccinated. This is except for travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians.
  13. Travellers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have recovered by medical treatment. Also travellers who have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine after post-infection. Both must have a certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

Exit Screening

All travelers must undergo ‘exit screening’ at the point of departure. It could be at the airline check-in counter. They must present the required documents to the person in charge to carry out the checks.

Thailand Test and Go – On-Arrival Requirements / During the Stay

  1. All travellers must undergo ‘entry screening’, including body temperature check at the point of entry.
  2. Present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks, then proceed through the Immigration procedures.
  3. Proceed to the prearranged accommodation or medical facility to undergo the first RT-PCR test. The trip must be by a prearranged vehicle on a sealed route. Then, all travellers must wait for the test result within the hotel only. Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents, can have a saliva test.
  4. If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers are free to go anywhere in Thailand. However, they must stay at their prepaid accommodation on Day 5 and undergo their second COVID-19 test. The RT-PCR technique will be used(they must stay within the room for the RT-PCR test result.) The second test can also be taken when the travellers experience respiratory symptoms.
  5. Travellers whose test result returns as positive. They will be referred for appropriate medical treatment in accordance with Thailand’s Communicable Diseases Act B.E. 2558 (2015). The expenses must be covered by the required insurance for foreign travellers. Another option is national healthcare coverage for Thais and eligible foreign expatriates.
    • Pending on their conditions, they may be medically advised to receive treatment in either hospital hotel isolation or community isolation.
    • During receiving the medical treatment – at least 10 days, they must remain in their accommodation 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.
  6. While in Thailand, travellers are advised to strictly follow standard, good personal hygiene practices. This include, wear a mask in public, maintain hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer). It also includes keeping physical distance of at least 1 metre from others.
  7. Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive they must get an appropriate medical treatment. Those with COVID-19 testing appointment must get tested.
  8. All travellers must download and install the MorChana application. It muste be on at all time for the COVID-19 precautionary measures. This is where the record and the test result on Day 5-6 with show.

IMPORTANT

Travelers who have applied/obtained their Thailand Pass QR code before 22 December 2021, with scheduled arrival dates in Thailand from 24 December 2021, onwards, are still required to undergo their second COVID-19 testing using the RT-PCR technique at government-designated facilities on Day 5-6 of their stay in Thailand, or when they experience respiratory symptoms (no additional cost).

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