Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Thailand

Information last updated on January 24, 2021.

It’s been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Traveling now is more complicated than it used to be, due to numerous restrictions, vaccinations, and other local factors. We admit that getting away is not easy, but it is by no means impossible! If you’re looking for options for a much needed holiday, Thailand could be the perfect destination for you!

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Here is all you need to know if you’re thinking of traveling to Thailand now, including the map of states whose citizens are welcomed to Thailand without too many restrictions.

Who can visit Thailand right now?
There are no restrictions regarding the country where people are coming from, but limited flights are available, which means travelers have to be able to transit the connecting countries if needed. Travelers may need to apply for tourist visas (TRV) or for special tourist visas (STV). People who received permission to enter Thailand have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine (ASQ) in a pre-booked designated hotel.
Is a negative COVID-19 test required for entry in Thailand?
Yes, a negative COVID-19 test done up to 72 hours before entering Thailand is necessary. Two or three other tests will be carried out after arrival, during the quarantine period. If all tests turn negative, you will receive a free travel pass that will allow you to move freely in Thailand.
Is quarantine mandatory for travelers entering Thailand?
Yes, a 14-day quarantine is mandatory for all travelers in a pre-booked designated hotel.
Is there any other special requirement before traveling?
Yes, you need to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to your departure and book the hotel where you plan to quarantine for 14 days. You also need to have travel and medical insurance that covers COVID-19 health problems.
Is domestic traveling allowed in Thailand?
Yes, domestic travel is now permitted and you will be able to move around freely once you have completed the quarantine period and all tests turned negative.
Are there any special rules set in place in regards to the pandemic?
The general health requirements need to be followed, including social distancing and wearing a mask in public places. Some particular measures might be ordered by the local authorities, so make sure you are paying attention to the local regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel to Thailand from the US right now?
Yes, US citizens can fly to Thailand visa-free up to 30 days.
Can I travel to Thailand from the UK right now?
Under normal circumstances, British citizens can travel to Thailand without a visa if their visit is no longer than 30 days. However, due to the serious outbreak of the coronavirus, many regions in the UK, including England, do not allow citizens to travel for touristic purposes.
Is a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for travelers entering Thailand?
No, vaccination is not required at the moment, but it may be in the future.
What are the best things to do in Thailand right now?
Thailand offers so many options for spending a great vacation. There are plenty of tours and activities you can enjoy while traveling in this amazing Asian country. Make sure you check out our dedicated page where you can find the inspiration for your next adventure.


Bear in mind that all information is subject to change. Travel restrictions vary depending on the evolution of the pandemic in different states. We strongly advise you to follow the indications of your local authorities before you decide to travel. We constantly update the information to keep you informed, but it is always a good idea to check the official websites of your destination country before your departure.