Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced the ending of the nationwide COVID-19 Emergency Decree, as the kingdom reclassifies COVID-19 from ‘a dangerous communicable disease’ to a communicable disease under surveillance’ from 1 October 2022.

Who will be affected?

All international travelers


From 1 October 2022, international travelers to Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results.


The simplified entry rules mean:

• No Thailand Pass required
• No pre-departure COVID test is required for vaccinated travelers
• No COVID test on arrival or during the stay
• No compulsory insurance (but all visitors are still advised to have travel insurance)
• On arrival in Thailand visitors are free to travel anywhere in the country

Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travelers who do not have proof of a pre-arrival negative test are required to follow the public health instructions and guidelines as deemed appropriate by the Health Control officer at the point of arrival. All expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the traveler.

In addition, the cabinet has approved an extension to the period of stay to 45 days (from 30 days) for tourists from countries/territories entitled for visa exemption, and to 30 days (from 15 days) for those eligible for a Visa on Arrival (VOA). This will be in effect from 1 October 2022, until 31 March, 2023.

Implementation date

1 October 2022

Santa Fe recommendation

We recommend you contact Santa Fe, Bangkok for further documents review before starting the process.

If you have questions about LTR visas, Thailand immigration, or how to enter Thailand during COVID-19, please reach out to your local Santa Fe consultant, and we will be able to advise you further.

For more information or assistance, you can also contact:

Benjawan Kruajan
Immigration Manager – Thailand
Santa Fe Relocation
Bangkok, Thailand
D: +66 65 504 8899
M: +66 98 267 6975

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations

Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125

To read more immigration updates, click here

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