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Quarantine Time Reduced for Vaccinated Travellers
03 October 2021 | Written by Chris Alexander

Starting from 1 October, quarantine times in Thailand will be cut in half for fully vaccinated travellers. Visitors to the Land of Smiles now only need to spend seven days in quarantine from the time they arrive – the previous regulation was for 14 days. The news was confirmed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on 30 September.  

To enter Thailand, travellers will be required to present their vaccine certificate upon arrival (this can be the original document or a hard copy). This document should prove they have been vaccinated, no fewer than 14 days before their arrival, with a vaccine that’s been approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organisation (WHO).  

Vaccines currently approved by the MoPH include CoronaVac, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Pfizer, Comirnaty, Janssen, Janssen / Ad26.COV2.S (Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, Sinopharm, Covilo and Sputnik V. Vaccination certificates are not the only requirements for travellers who wish to enter Thailand. They will also need the following: 

– Valid visa or re-entry permit
– Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate
– Covid-19 health insurance policy
– Confirmation of Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel booking
– Medical certificate with a RT-PCR laboratory results indicating that Covid-19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure 

During the seven days of quarantine, travellers will also complete two RT-PCR tests: the first is on Day 0-1 (upon arrival); and the second is on Day 6-7, when they complete their quarantine. 

Travellers who have not yet been fully vaccinated, but still wish to enter Thailand without a vaccine certificate, will be required to complete either a 10-day or 14-day quarantine, depending on whether they enter Thailand by air or by land. They will also need to pass two RT-PCR tests – one at the beginning of quarantine and another at the end.  

Panorama Destination continues to work alongside the Government of Thailand to ensure all returning visitors are well informed and safely taken care of. We will continue to provide the latest breaking news regarding Covid-19 entry requirements, and all other matters related to tourism in Thailand, via our social media channels:  

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