COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing and Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers
• Temporary suspension of 'Test & Go' Scheme which previously allowed an exemption from quarantine for fully vaccinated travelers (fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to travel).
• Temporary suspension of the 'Blue Zone Sandbox', except for the Phuket Sandbox.
- During the temporary suspension, travelers are able to enter Thailand as before. However, they will need to enter via Phuket Sandbox or be subject to the Alternative Quarantine (AQ) scheme.
• For the Phuket Sandbox, 7-day quarantine in SHA + hotel or SQ hotel in Phuket for fully-vaccinated travelers (with a vaccine approved by Thailand's Ministry of Public Health or the World Health Organization no less than 14 days prior to departure) before traveling across the country. These travelers are required to present a vaccine certificate (either original or a printed copy) at the point of entry into Thailand.
• In addition to the Phuket Sandbox, Thailand will reopen Krabi, Phang-Nga, and Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao) for international arrivals under the Sandbox programme from January 11, 2022.
• 'Alternative Quarantine' Scheme- 7-day quarantine for all fully-vaccinated travelers with a vaccine approved by Thailand's Ministry of Public Health or the World Health Organization no less than 14 days prior to departure. These travelers are required to present a vaccine certificate (either original or a printed copy) at the point of entry into Thailand. During the quarantine they must undergo two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests on arrival at Day 0-1 and on Day 6-7 prior to finishing quarantine.
• All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before traveling to Thailand except for:
- Children, under 6 years of age, traveling with their parents who have negative COVID-19 RT-PCR tests can instead take a saliva test upon arrival. Non-vaccinated Travelers 'Alternative Quarantine' Scheme
- 10-day hotel quarantine at AQ certified hotel for travelers arriving by air who are unvaccinated, without a vaccine certificate or partially vaccinated. They must undergo two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests, the first upon arrival on Day 0-1 and the second on Day 8-9.
- 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving by land who are unvaccinated, without a vaccine certificate or partially vaccinated. They must undergo two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests, the first upon arrival on Day 0-1 and the second on Day 12-13. All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before traveling to Thailand and on arrival except for: Children, under 6 years of age, traveling with their parents who have negative COVID-19 RT-PCR tests can instead take a saliva test upon arrival.
• As a result of the State of Emergency that was extended until January 31, 2022, government agencies such as the OSSC, BOI, Immigration Bureau and the Employment Department have encouraged government officers to work from home except for officers with specific roles who need to provide services to the public. As a result, the numbers of the staff in government offices are reduced and delays in government processing are expected during this period.
• Board of Investment (BOI):
- Pre-Position and Pre-Visa Approval applications: The BOI is accepting Pre-Position and PreVisa Approval applications.
- 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 relevant quarantine before they can receive their Digital Work Permit and Long-term Visa in person. Applicants must also appear at the One Stop Service Center (OSSC) within 30 days from the approval date granted by the BOI.
- Service Center (OSSC) within 30 days from the approval date granted by the BOI.
- Renewal applications: The renewal application can be submitted in the BOI system during a period of 15 to 90 days prior to 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.
- 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 relevant quarantine period after arrival, before they can submit a work permit application to the Employment Department. Therefore, applicants will need to wait several weeks after entering Thailand to receive their Work Permit booklet (as the application can now only be filed on the next day after the quarantine period 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.
- Foreign national work permit applicants must be present at the OSSC for the collection and issuance of the work permit booklet. Representatives of companies can no longer collect a work permit booklet on behalf of the foreign national work permit applicant. Travel Restrictions
• The government of Thailand is permitting certain foreign nationals from visaexempt 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 SAR**, 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, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, 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 SAR 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 permission to stay for up to 30 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 nonimmigrant visa should be obtained (e.g., the non-immigrant "B" visa for business meetings, etc.).
• Entry ban for eight South African counties: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe has been lifted effective January 11, 2022.
• All foreign nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand must first register on Thailand Pass prior to entry and complete the relevant quarantine (if applicable) period upon arrival.
• 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.
Home SearchServices currently offered include:
• Virtual; multiple virtual options are possible
• Lease checks
• Check in/out for a limited number of people at property at any one time
• Timelines on a first come, first served basis
• Market availability (no restrictions, realtors operate normally)
• Classroom teaching is permitted.
• Schools must implement precautionary measures.
• Everyone onsite 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 is required.
• Frequently washing hands is strongly recommended.
• 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 but 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 as normal.
• Buses: Service is operating.
• Trams: Not currerntly available.
• Restrictions/timetables: masks required on all public transportation.
Household GoodsSurvey (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.
• Air: Yes, with limitations
• Sea: Service levels are back to normal capacity, but there is continued pressure on Asia outbound rates to Europe and America. Sea freight rates are increasing to record levels.
• Yes, with limitations
Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
• Yes, if client representative.