Date Updated

04/05/2021

  • CERTIFICATE OF ENTRY

    • Foreign nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand at this time will need to obtain a Certificate of Entry (COE) prior to entry; this should be applied for at the relevant Thai Consulate in their country of residence at least 15 days prior to their scheduled departure; the Thai Consulate will forward the COE application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for consideration and approval; once approved, the MFA will instruct the Consulate to issue the COE

    • Foreign nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand should carry the following documents with them:
    - Certificate of Entry (COE);
    - A completed and signed “Declaration Form” obtained from the Thai Embassy/Consulate;
    - A medical certificate obtained within 72 hours prior to departure showing negative results from a RT-PCR COVID-19 test
    - A copy of a Health Insurance Policy with at least USD 100,000 coverage for COVID-19; and
    - A COVID-19 assessment upon arrival

    • Note that the various Thai Consular posts have been interpreting the new rules and restrictions inconsistently. There remains some confusion between the official policy in Thailand and the interpretations of the consular posts POST-ARRIVAL

    • All travelers must present a completed T8 (“Airport of Thailand Application”) Form to the communicable disease control official upon entry

    • All travelers are subject to a 10-day quarantine at an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel/site, at their own expense; travelers who are subject to quarantine should contact the Ministry of Public Health for further information

    • All travelers should also follow any post-arrival COVID-19 precautions and requirements (such as downloading any contact-tracing apps on their phones, health monitoring, etc.) THAI NATIONALS

    • Returning Thai nationals must have a “Fit to Fly” health certificate and a certifying letter issued by the Thai Embassy in the jurisdiction where they are staying; if the Thai passenger is unable to present these documents, then the airline will not issue a boarding pass (and the passenger will not be able to board the flight)


  • • Board of Investment (BOI):
    - Pre-Position Approval applications: The BOI is accepting Pre-Position Approval applications at this time
    - Pre -Visa Approval applications: The BOI is currently not accepting Pre-Visa Approval applications at this time; these applications can only be submitted by special request to the BOI
    - New Candidate Nomination (CN) applications: Applicants can now submit the Candidate Nomination application online with the BOI after arrival in Thailand or during quarantine; however, applicants must complete the 10-day quarantine (14-day for high risk countries) before they can receive their Digital Work Permit and Long-term Visa in person.
    - Renewal applications: - If the applicant is in Thailand, then the renewal application can be submitted in the BOI system 90 days in advance of the expiration date; however, applicants must appear at the One Stop Service Center (OSSC) within 60 days from the approval date granted by the BOI, but not beyond the expiration date of the current work permit and visa - If the applicant is outside of Thailand, the BOI now permits a BOI company (employer) to submit renewal applications in the BOI system; however, the company and the applicant must comply with the following conditions: - When submitting the renewal application, certain information must be provided to the BOI, the Immigration Bureau and the Employment Department - The renewal application must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the expiration date of the applicant's visa and work permit - The applicant must enter Thailand and personally appear at the One Stop Service Center (OSSC) to obtain the extended work permit and visa, within 60 days from the BOI approval date; for applicants whose visa already expired before being able to re-enter Thailand, the applicant must obtain a new Consulate-issued non-immigrant "B" visa for the principal applicant (and non-immigrant "O" visa for accompanying family) prior to entering Thailand; they must also complete the last step of the renewal process at the OSSC within the 60-day period after returning to Thailand - The BOI now accepts clear passport copies from applicants without needing their signature on the documents; this applies to all applications, including new and renewal applications

    • Non-BOI (OSSC and Non-OSSC):
    - Pre-Work Permit Approval (PWPA) applications: The Employment Department is accepting PWPA applications
    - New Work Permit applications (at the Employment Department): All foreign nationals must complete the 10-day (14-day for high risk countries) quarantine after arrival before they can submit a work permit application to the Employment Department; therefore, applicants will need to wait about three weeks after entering Thailand to receive their Work Permit Booklet (as the application can now only be filed on the 13th day after entry, at the earliest, assuming the applicant can obtain a medical certificate right after the quarantine); the Employment Department will accept applications if they are made by a POA-holding authorized representative of the foreign national
    - Renewal applications: All foreign nationals with existing work permits (who returned to Thailand from abroad) must also complete their quarantine before they can file renewal applications Travel Restrictions

    • The State of Emergency (SOE) in Thailand has been extended to 31 May 2021

    • General entry ban for all foreign nationals. Despite the general entry ban, certain categories of foreign nationals may be permitted to enter the country, as follows (note that this is a nonexhaustive list):
    - Those permitted by or invited by the Government of Thailand;
    - Spouses, parents, or children of a Thai national;
    - Members of diplomatic missions or international organizations or representatives of foreign governmental agencies;
    - Permanent Residents (and their spouse or children);
    - Those holding a valid work permit (and their spouse or children);
    - Students of educational institutions approved by the Thai authorities, i.e., ED Visa holders (and their parents or guardians);
    - Those in need of medical treatment in Thailand (but not Covid-19 patients) and their attendants;
    - Former Thai citizens;
    - Transit passengers; and
    - Those permitted to enter Thailand under a special arrangement (or as granted by the Prime Minister) as follows: - Thailand Elite Member - APEC card holder - Long-stay visitor: (a) Non-Immigrant O-A Visa holder (Retirement Visa) or (b) NonImmigrant O-X visa holder (Retirement Visa) - Medium-term visitor: (a) Tourist (TR Visa holder, single-entry) or (b) Business traveler and investor (Non-Immigrant B Visa holder) - Special Tourist Visa (STV) - Film crew member

    • Additionally, the Government of Thailand is now permitting certain foreign nationals from visa exempt countries to enter the country, including nationals from: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil*, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong**, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea*, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru*, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Sweden, UAE, UK, USA, and Vietnam** * Ordinary passport holders of Brazil, South Korea and Peru are entitled to the visa-exemption scheme; additionally, Thailand has bilateral agreements with these countries for visa-exempt stays of up to 90 days for diplomatic, official and ordinary passport holders of these countries ** Ordinary passport holders of Hong Kong and Vietnam are entitled to the visa-exemption scheme; additionally, Thailand has bilateral agreements with these countries for visa-exempt stays of up to 30 days for diplomatic, official, and ordinary passport holders of these countries
    - Passport holders from countries/territories other than those listed above are required to obtain a visa prior to entering Thailand; upon arrival in Thailand, they will be granted a permission to stay of up to 45 days
    - Passport holders from countries/territories listed above who visit Thailand for tourism purposes only are not required to obtain a visa; if they are visiting Thailand for other purposes, then the relevant non-immigrant visa should be obtained (e.g., the nonimmigrant “B” visa for business meetings, etc.)

    • Regardless of the above, all foreign nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand must first obtain a Certificate of Entry (COE) prior to entry and must complete the 10-day (14-day for high-risk countries) quarantine upon arrival (see below); this includes those foreign nationals who have received a COVID-19 vaccination (for the time being)

    • All entering foreign nationals are reminded to comply with the provisions of the Immigration Act, Communicable Diseases Law, Air Navigation Law, and the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation; foreign nationals should contact the Thai Embassy/Consulate in their home country and strictly adhere to any instructions
  • What services can be offered?

    • Virtual; multiple virtual options are possible

    • Lease checks

    • Check in/out for a limited number of people at property at any one time

    • Negotiations

    • Timelines on a first come, first served basis

    • Market availability (no restrictions, realtors operate normally)


  • • Yes
  • Upper secondary schools (e.g. baccalaureate and vocational schools): Classroom teaching is permitted; schools must implement precautionary measures; everyone on site must also wear a mask; there is no restriction on group size for sports tuition and this may also be held in sports halls; the requirements concerning physical distancing and/or the wearing of masks must be observed


  • • Wearing a mask in public areas, and frequently washing hands

    • Social distancing measures are strictly in effect; people should stay 1m to 2m apart

    • Shopping malls, department stores and community malls are allowed to open until 9:00 p.m.; retail shops are open; restaurants are open; alcohol cannot be served; bars and nightclubs are still closed; non-contact sports are available

    • Theatres and cinemas are reopened, but the audience is limited at 200 at each place; concerts are still not allowed

    • For constant updates of Thailand’s COVID-19 control measures for travelers, please visit: https://ddcmophgoth/viralpneumonia/eng/indexphp


  • • Flights: all international passenger flights are suspended from entering Thailand; domestic flights are operating

    • Trains: mass-transit trains in Bangkok and national train services are operating

    • Buses: service operating

    • Trams: not available

    • Restrictions/timetables: masks required on all public transportation
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Yes, both

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes (curfew in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.); some restrictions in/out
    some cities but accessible with permits

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Yes, with limitations

    Road Availability
    • Yes, with limitations

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • Yes, if client representative

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Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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