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See also our COVID-19 page for further updates.

ÀNI Thailand Open again from August 1st 2021

Due to frequent changes, please check  (https://www.tatnews.org/category/thailand-tourism-updates/) for information about visa and tourism restrictions in Thailand.

From November 1st 2021, Thailand is reopening more provinces to fully vaccinated travellers, as part of its Blue Zone Sandbox Program.

Under the program, there are now 17 Thai Provinces that have been classified as Blue Zone areas which are safe to travel to for fully vaccinated tourists.   

The permitted Blue Zone areas include the Province of Phang Nga, where ANI Private Resort Thailand is located, and eagerly looking forward to welcoming guests back.

There are now a few additional steps required to pre-register for entry into Thailand. Below is a detailed guide with additional links to help you through the entry process.

How to register for entering Thailand

Thailand has launched a new Thailand Pass Registration System to encourage tourists to pre-register for entry before they arrive in Thailand. 

Below is a 4-Step guide on how to obtain a Thailand Pass Registration for entry into the country:

Step 1: Select Citizenship

To start the registration process, you need to select between the “Thai Nationals” or “Non-Thai Nationals”  to access the correct documents, as these are different for Thai and foreign citizens.

Step 2: Select Your Thailand Travel Plan

The next step on Thailand Pass Registration System is to select how you are intending to travel whilst in Thailand.

There are 3 options given on the website:

  1. Exemption from Quarantine (Test and Go) – for vaccinated travellers from eligible countries.

Documents required for travelling under the Test and Go travel plan are as follows:

  • A valid passport 
  • Thai Visa (If required)
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Insurance which expressly covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD. The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand.  
  •  SHA Plus Hotel Reservation confirmation for at least 1 night after arriving in Thailand. This confirmation must also show receipt of payment for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test that will be carried out on arrival at the airport.

NB: ANI Thailand is a government registered SHA Plus Hotel. Guests who are arriving directly to ANI Thailand from abroad need to stay a minimum of 5 nights with us.

  • Sandbox Programme – for vaccinated travellers from countries that are not on the eligible countries list above.

Documents required for travelling under the Test and Go travel plan are as follows:

  • A valid passport
  • Thai Visa (If required) 
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Insurance which expressly covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with a minimum coverage of 50,000 USD. The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand.  
  • SHA Plus Hotel Reservation confirmation for 7 days This confirmation must also show receipt of payment for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test and Antigen Self-Test Kit that will be carried out on arrival at the airport.
  • Alternative Quarantine This is Not Applicable for ANI Thailand Guests.

Guests to ANI will need to choose either Option A or B, depending on whether they come from an eligible or non-eligible country as per Thailand’s list.

Step 3: Verify your Purpose of Arrival

The next step is to verify your Purpose of Arrival by clicking the “register” button.  This takes you to an information page which needs to be filled with the following information:

  • Purpose of Arrival 
    • Travel
  • Departure from country / area
  • First Arrival Port in Thailand (City)
  • Date of Arrival (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • Length of Stay (Day)
  • Visiting Type 
    • Tour group (Yes/No)
    • First-time visit (Yes/No)

Step 4: Register on Thailand Pass website

The final step in registering for the Thailand Pass is to provide personal (passport page/travel document) information; further details about your COVID-19 vaccination and health insurance cover as well as further details on where you will be staying in Thailand:

1. Personal Information Page: This information can be found on the photo page of your passport or travel documents.

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail
  • Occupation
  • Passport details

If you are a guardian, you can register on behalf of dependents. Information of dependent children including name, nationality, date of birth, and passport details need to be provided.

2. Vaccination Page

Passengers travelling to Thailand under Test & Go or Blue Zone Sandbox schemes must be vaccinated with the vaccines approved by either:

  • Thailand or
  • by the World Health Organization (WHO) or
  • other vaccines as allowed by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand,( see below for a list of vaccines approved by the Ministry)

approval must be given no less than 14 days prior to travelling.

You need to upload the certificate of both your 1st and 2nd dose of vaccination (only the 1st dose is required in case of Janssen vaccine).

The vaccination certificate should include your personal information for identification purposes:

  • your full name,
  • date of birth,
  • nationality,
  • passport number and
  • vaccination details.

If your vaccination certificate has QR code, please attach it. The QR Code will make the verification of vaccine information easier and will expedite the processing of your application.

List of approved COVID-19 vaccines

Currently, the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand has approved the following manufacturers and vaccines:

  1. CoronaVac by Sinovac Biotech Ltd – 2 doses needed / 2-4-week interval;
  2. AstraZeneca or Covishield by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, SK Bioscience (South Korea), Siam Bioscience, and Serum Institute of India (Covishield) – 2 doses needed / 4-12-week interval;
  3. Pfizer–BioNTech or Comirnaty by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech 2 doses needed / 3-week interval;
  4. Janssen or Janssen/Ad26.COV2.S by Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. – 1 dose needed;
  5. Moderna by Moderna Inc. – 2 doses needed / 4-week interval);
  6. Sinopharm or COVILO by Sinopharm Co., Ltd. – 2 doses needed / 3-4-week interval);
  7. Sputnik V by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology – 2 doses needed – 3-week interval).

3. Contact & Accommodation Page:

  1. Hotel Information required:
  2. Booking information and SHA+ certification information (hotel accommodation must be Safety & Health Administration certified. ANI is SHA+ certified. Click here [TW1] for more information in SHA certification)
  3. Booking ID
  4. Accommodation Name 
  5. Address
  6. Province
  7. Duration of Stay
  8. Flight Number
  9. Document of accommodation booking (to be uploaded to Thailand Pass website)
  10. Permanent Address outside Thailand
  11. Permanent residence address overseas
  12. Overseas mobile number
  13. Emergency contact details
  14. Name of person to contact in the event of an emergency
  15. Mobile number of emergency contact

4. Medical Insurance Page:

Each guest must have medical insurance that expressly covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with a minimum coverage of $50,000 USD. The insurance must also cover the total duration of your stay in Thailand.  The information required for the Thailand pass will be:

  • Insurance Policy Number
  • Confirmation of Minimum medical coverage of $50,000 USD (Yes/No)
  • Confirmation that the insurance period covers the total duration of stay in Thailand (Yes/No)
  • The effective date of the policy
  • Medical insurance documents (to be uploaded to Thailand Pass website)

Guests can purchase appropriate insurance cover approved for the Thailand Pass from AXA Insurance under their Sawasdee Thailand Travel Insurance special offer

5. Other visited countries within 14 days before arrival

Details will be required of other countries that have been visited in the two weeks prior to arriving in Thailand. 

Your Final Step before submitting your Thailand Pass registration

Before clicking the ‘Submit’ button to send in your application for a Thailand Pass, it’s a good idea to do a quick check to ensure that all the information required is present and correct.

If you do need to make any changes, simply click the ‘Back’ button to the previous pages and amend as necessary.

Once you are happy with the data you have given, just click the “Submit” button.

How long does it take to get approved?

Once you have submitted your details and uploaded the relevant documents, you need to wait for the Department of Disease Control to check your vaccination certificate. This usually takes between 1-3 days.

Once approved, you will be sent your Thailand Pass QR Code which you will need to present to your airline at check-in and to immigration officers on arrival in Thailand.

Important! Your Thailand Pass needs to be registered online at least 7 days before travel. 

The pass is issued by the Central Authorities in Thailand and NOT the Royal Thailand Embassy, so please allow sufficient time for the online approval process once you have registered.

On Arrival in Thailand

In addition to requiring your Thailand Pass QR Code to enter Thailand, guests will also need a negative RT-PCT test result produced 72 hours before leaving your country.

On arriving in Thailand another PCR test will be taken at the airport and you will also pass through a body temperature screening.  

Once your PCR and body temperature have been cleared, you should get ready to show the following mandatory documents:

  • QR Code from Thailand Pass
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • COVID-19 Health Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD
  • RT-PCR test result within 72 hours
  • Reservation confirmation of SHA+ hotel

On approval of your above documentation, you will be able to proceed through the standard immigration screening, baggage claims and customs clearance and then exit the airport for transportation to your hotel.