Thailand Offers Quarantine-free Travel for 46 Countries/ Territories

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【Updated Dec. 21】Thailand halts Quarantine-free Entry Policy

From December 21st, Thailand halted its quarantine-free entry policy. No more applications for quarantine-free entry into Thailand will be accepted. It will last until Jan. 4th, when the Covid-19 panel lead by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha will reassess the program.

Visitors who have already applied for quarantine-free entry and got approvements, will be allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine, but additional requirements are needed: they should take PCR test upon their arrival and day 7.

Thailand Reopens with Quarantine-free Travel for Tourists from 63 Countries

【Updated Nov. 18】

Thailand has reopened to vaccinated tourists from 63 countries on November 2, as officials significantly ease border restrictions.

From November 1, Thailand will allow travelers from 46 countries and territories, including the United States, China, and the United Kingdom, to enter the country without quarantine if they meet certain requirements, in order to boost its economy via tourism which was ravaged by floods and COVID-19. The number is much higher than the 10 countries that the government proposed earlier.

Tourists from countries not on the list can visit Thailand as well, but they must be quarantined. Currently, passengers who arrive by plane are under mandatory quarantine for 7 days, while those by boat must be quarantined for 10 days.

Travellers from which Countries Enjoy Quarantine-free Travel to Thailand?

The following 46 countries/ territories are allowed to enter Thailand without quanrantine after certain requirements met.

ContinentCountries/ Territories
AsiaBahrain, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, China Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam
AustraliaAustralia, New Zealand
EuropeAustria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
North AmericaCanada, United States
South AmericaChile

When does Thailand Quarantine-free Travel Take Effect?

Fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter Thailand with quarantine-free entry from November 1, 2021.

What are Requirements for Quarantine-free Travelers to Thailand?

Traveler must meet following requirements for Quarantine-free entry to Thailand:

  1. Stay 21 days prior to departure in an approved countries/ territories in the list.
  2. Have had a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) at least 14 days prior to departure.
  3. Have proof of negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 issued within 72 hours of intended departure.
  4. Undergo an additional RT-PCR test on-arrival in Thailand and self-isolate for 1 night at an SHA+ approved hotel while awaiting test results.
  5. Purchase medical insurance valid for use in Thailand with a minimum coverage of US$50,000.
  6. Apply for Thailand Pass, which replace Thailand Certificate of Entry (CoE) from 1 November 2021, on

Do Travellers need Quarantine when Returning?

Many of these locations still consider Thailand a risk area and DO NOT offer quarantine-free return at this point. Entry policy of some countries/ territories allowing quarantine-free return are listed below. Visit local government site for detailed information for your own travel.

Origin CountryQuarantine-Free Return
FranceYes with proof of EMA-approved vaccine
SpainYes with proof of WHO-approved vaccine
SwitzerlandYes with proof of WHO-approved vaccine
United Arab Emiratestesting on-arrival with self-isolation while awaiting results
United KingdomYes with proof of EMA-approved vaccine
United StatesYes with proof of WHO-authorized vaccine & negative PCR test

SHA+ Hotel and Test & Go Package for your Thailand Quarantine-free Travel now offer hotel package with SHA+ Hotel for self-isolation and PCR test, as the following image shows.

The hotel package can only:

1. be sold to tourists from countries approved by Thailand government;

2. be sold to tourists who get fully-vaccinated and have had the vaccination passport for 14 days before go to Thailand;

3. be booked 7 days prior to checking in.

Test & Go hotel package

FAQ for Thailand Quarantine-free Travel

  • Can I enjoy quarantine-free entry to Thailand if I got vaccinated with non-WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine?

    No. If so, you need to be quarantined for 2 weeks.

  • What if I forget the PCR test before my flights departing?

    You need to reschedule your flight. Please contact customer service on Otherwise you'll be quarantined.

  • Where can I book SHA+ Hotel for my first night isolation during my quarantine-free entry?

    You can search for the tag on Here are some recommendations: Phuketa(SHA Plus+), Supicha Pool Access Hotel(SHA Plus+), Seabed Grand Hotel Phuket(SHA Plus+). See the SHA+ hotel list on

Hotels for Quarantine-free Travel in Thailand

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5 star

4.1/5Very Good1346 Reviews
Siam Bangkok|2.01km from city center
We had a brilliant stay at the twin towers hotel! The entrance is very opulent, and there is always security and stuff on the front desk . Our room was always very clean and the view out of the window was incredible !!! The air-conditioning worked well and so did the Internet, the rooms are very soundproof and came with a lovely big desk ! The hotel is situated about 20 minute walk to Chinatown and opposite some local food market stalls.  there is a 7-Eleven very close. And a short walk to the Metro/ Bangkok main train station. I’m here, it is only a short train into the centre where you can see the large temples and palace or go to the park with the pedaloes are free!  Downstairs there is a fantastic outside swimming pool which is a great temperature and a very well equipped gym with sauna! It literally has everything you need ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
4.1/5Very Good571 Reviews
Silom/Sathon Bangkok|0.28km from city center
I stayed this in 2016, and now the hotel room is refurbished the room into ALL WHITE color which is okay. Bright and looks modern clean , though to me a bit boring (perhaps to put one iconic color on the sofa or chair, but maybe that’s the designer concept) . Downside : The design is a bit lack of safety , why they painted the door stopper with white color ? My feet hit it 3 times every time I want to put something in the cupboard , the bathroom door also not safe. Notice also the bathroom does not cleaned thoroughly. Took pic on the shower water knob. Disgusting
4.2/5Very Good397 Reviews
Sukhumvit Bangkok|5.68km from city center
I chose to stay in this hotel becuz of the rating and the location… however, it was quite a disappointment. Check in took me a bit time because I arrived earlier than normal check in time… but they let me check in earlier and gave me a room… which was good… However, when I checked in my room, I was doing make up in the toilet and I didn’t hear the bell rang… the staffs of the hotel opened the door with their key and I was shocked… they called the receptionist to ask what was wrong and I could not understand what was wrong… They told me” madam it was okay!” Obviously it was not okay for me! Then 2 mins later, a receptionist called for some gift for another guest they left in the room. I saw it when I checked in but I didn’t touch it…so they wanted to come to my room and get it. I said okay. So they came to get it. At night, I was in the room. I noticed somebody(guests staying next door) was trying to open the access door which really scared me. Like someone wanna break into my room. Luckily I booked just one night… I don’t think I would ever stay in this hotel again. It is not worth the money and also the facilities are very basic.. like they were trying to time some normal apt into a service apt… however… if you are planning to stay for short term, pick a proper hotel!!!
4.2/5Very Good1382 Reviews
Riverside Bangkok|2.99km from city center
Good to have free boat shuttle to Sathorn pier which is close to Saphan Taksin BTS. And the hotel staffs were nice and helpful. When we reported that there were noise from air conditioner, they arranged a new room next day and upgraded my room as well. Will back again for my next trip.
4.3/5Excellent701 Reviews
Siam Bangkok|3.59km from city center
Really clean and easy to travel. Good breakfast buffet. Recommended for the travelers because it's really easy to access to many tourist spots.

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