The Thai government has announced that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from 46 countries and change its Certificate of Entry (COE) procedure.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Nov. 1, travelers who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health or the World Health Organisation no less than 14 days before their travel date  and have been in Australia, Canada, China, South Korea, the U.S., the United Kingdom, and 40 other countries for at least 21 days can enter the country without having to quarantine.
  • The COE procedure for Thailand will be replaced with the Thailand Pass on Nov. 1.
    • Travelers must register their travel details at the Thailand Pass website at least seven days before traveling to Thailand.
    • Travelers who already have a COE are not required to use the Thailand Pass.
  • For the Sandbox Schemes, travelers must arrive through the International Airports of Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, U-Tapao or Buriram.

Additional Information: To enter the country on or after Nov. 1 travelers must have a valid visa or re-entry permit, a COE or Thailand Pass, proof of vaccination (if applicable), COVID-19 health insurance, flight confirmation, confirmation of an Alternative State Quarantine hotel booking (if applicable) and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.

BAL Analysis: Travel to Thailand will be more widely available on Nov. 1. Individuals should note that the Thailand Pass is replacing the COE and must be used to enter the country. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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