Updated as of Sept 2022.
Travelers the world over are keen to find out how they can travel to Thailand in 2022.
In this guide, you'll find out everything you need to know about the current Thailand Travel Restrictions and what you need to do to prepare for your trip.
Can I Travel to Thailand Now?
Yes. You can now travel to Thailand without having to -pre-apply or needing to have a pre-departure test.
There is no test on arrival, either.
If you develop Covid symptoms during your trip, you are advised to take a self-administered antigen test.
There are different rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors.
Vaccinated travelers are required to have a copy of their vaccination certificate on hand before boarding a flight to Thailand, and available for show on arrival.
Children (those under 18) traveling with vaccinated parents do not need to an RT-PCR or Pro-ATK test before departing.
Unvaccinated travelers must complete an RT-PCR or Professional Antigen (Pro-ATK) test through a clinic or medical professional.
The test result must be issued within 72 hours of departing for Thailand. The test certificate must be available to show the airline check-in and on arrival.
An ATK (RAT) home test will not be accepted. Children traveling with unvaccinated parents also need to complete a test.
It may be the case that you are not asked to show your vaccination status or test result, but you should make sure you have the information available as random checks are being conducted.
Do You Need a Visa to Enter Thailand?
Those from countries under the Visa Exemption List are not required to obtain a visa and will be given a 30-day exemption stamp upon arrival.
Please note that the 60-day Tourist Visa, 90-day Special Tourist Visa, Thai Elite Visa, and other Non-Immigrant visas are also available at your local Thai Embassy or Consulate.
Thailand COVID Insurance for Foreigners
There is no longer a mandatory COVID insurance requirement – with a specific amount – required to travel to Thailand
However, it goes without saying that all foreign nationals have a travel insurance policy. This is for your protection and ensure you do not have to personally pay for a high hospital bill in the event of illness or accident.
Travel insurance is inexpensive and great quality cover can be had for as little as $50-100.
Booking a Hotel
In my experience the best hotel deals for Thailand are found on Agoda and Hotels .com.
Agoda is based in the region and as such has good relationships with many of the operators and therefore cheap deals.
That said, Hotels .com also has a presence in the Asia-Pacific region and is worth comparing against Agoda.
Air Travel within Thailand
Domestic flights to key destinations have fully resumed, though some operators may be flying limited planes on some routes until travel demand increases.
Some providers may ask you to wear a mask on the airplane.
All foreign nationals are now permitted to enter Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated: the former require proof of vaccination and the latter a negative test result.
That being said, do check with your airline carrier to see if they have rules you need to abide by such as pre-departure testing.
At this point you can proceed with your booking and obtaining your visa (if required), travel insurance policy (optional) and your PCR test (if applicable).
If you have further questions regarding Thailand's travel restrictions, please leave them in the comments section below.