COVID-19 Reopening Matrix
Quarantine RequiredCOVID-19 Testing and Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Fully vaccinated travelers (with approved vaccine and at least 14 days prior to travel) traveling by air under the ' Test Go' scheme are exempt from quarantine. Travelers must wait for the COVID-19 test result within an approved SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) or alternative quarantine facility on Day 1. A proof of prepayment for 1 night of accommodation at government-approved hotel/s; such as SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) on Day 1 and a pre-paid RT-PCR test. A second test on Day 5 by an Antigen Self-Test Kit (self-ATK) method will be required (must report/record the result via the MorChana application). Alternatively, travelers under the Test Go scheme may choose to go through a 7-night quarantine at a government-approved hotel; such as SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) with 2 prepaid RT-PCR tests required on Day 1 and Day 5. Sandbox Scheme: Fully vaccinated travelers must stay during the first 7 days upon entry at an approved accommodation such as in a SHA ++ hotel, within an eligible Sandbox destination. Eligible Sandbox destinations are Phuket, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao), Chon Buri (Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Si Chang, and Sattahip – only Na Jomtien and Bang Saray) and Trat (Ko Chang). Travelers are required to present a vaccine certificate (either original or a printed copy) at the point of entry into Thailand and proof of prepayment for 1 RT-PCR test on Day 1 and 1 self-ATK on Day 5-6 Travelers must stay at least the first 7 nights within a Sandbox destination if planning to continue the journey to other destinations in Thailand. If staying less than 7 nights, the traveler must leave Thailand to another country immediately. However, the traveler may be required to take another test depending on the airline and the final international destination. For travelers who intend to stay 6 days (nights), they will be required to undergo the self-ATK on Day 5-6 although they are scheduled to leave for another country the next day. Travelers who intend to stay more than 7 nights and to continue their journey to other parts of Thailand must undergo the self-ATK test on Day 5-6. After receiving a negative test result, travelers can obtain a ‘Release Form’ and continue their journey domestically. 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 ( they can instead take a saliva test upon arrival). Requirements for entry for all travelers: Thailand Pass (arrival by Land and Air); A Medical Certificate (issued no more than 72 hours before travel) with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that the person is negative for COVID-19; (Exception for children below 6 years old) An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$20,000. Non-vaccinated Travelers Alternative Quarantine' Scheme: 10-day Quarantine: Travelers who are unvaccinated, without a vaccine certificate or are only partially vaccinated must undergo 2 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests, the first upon arrival on Day 0-1 and the second on Day 8-9. 14-day Quarantine: Travelers who are unvaccinated, without a vaccine certificate or are partially vaccinated must undergo 3 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests, the first upon arrival on Day 0-1, the second on Day 5-6 and the third on Day 12-13. Travelers under 18 years of age, traveling with parents or guardians, must quarantine during the same period and duration as their parents or guardians. 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 ( they can instead take a saliva test upon arrival). Requirements for entry for all travelers: Thailand Pass (arrival by Land and Air); A Medical Certificate (issued no more than 72 hours before travel) with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that the person is negative for COVID-19; (Exception for children below 6 years old) An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$20,000.
ImmigrationAs a result of the State of Emergency that was extended until March 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 Pre- Visa 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 visa-exempt countries to enter the country, including nationals from: Andorra, Australia, Argentina*, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil*, Brunei, Canada, Chile*, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR**, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, 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 Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru are entitled to the visaexemption 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 visaexemption 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 non-immigrant 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.
General Information- The recommendation to stay home for 4 days does not apply to children, who are recommended to stay home if they are sick
• 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.