Thailand’s Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme will be closed indefinitely, from 11 January, 2022. International travelers from any country around the world, regardless of their vaccination status, can enter Thailand under the Alternative Quarantine entry scheme.

Who will be affected?

Foreigners currently in Thailand and foreigners who are entering Thailand.

Background

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced, Thailand’s Test & Go quarantine exemption scheme will be closed indefinitely. International travelers from countries abroad, regardless of their vaccination status, can enter Thailand under the Alternative Quarantine entry scheme.

Some additional updates as follows:

  1. The Phuket Sandbox remains and re-opens for the Sandbox program e.g. Krabi, Phang-Na, or Surat Thani (only Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao) to start on the 11th January until further notice.
  2. Minimum 7 days quarantine for travelers who have a Certificate of Vaccination for full vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine. Minimum of 1 dose for travelers under 18 years of age. Vaccination must have been administered 14 days prior to travel to Thailand.
  3. Minimum 10 days quarantine for travelers who do not have a Certificate of Vaccination.
  4. For travelers under 18 years of age, traveling with parents or guardians, the quarantine period is within the same duration as their parents or guardians.

 

For more information, please refer to this link: consular.mfa.go.th

Impact

This 5th wave of COVID-19 is adding delay to the overall immigration process.

Thai borders are open with restrictions. Employment seekers outside of the above three locations could proceed with their visa applications.

Santa Fe Analysis

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt global travel, we encourage all travelers to continue to practice hygiene and safety measures.

If you have questions about 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 please contact:

Benjawan Kruajan
Immigration Manager – Thailand
Santa Fe Relocation
Thailand
D: +66 65 504 8899
M: +66 98 267 6975
E: benjawan.kruajan@santaferelo.com

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations

Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125
E: Robert.Day@santaferelo.com

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