Open with restrictions

Thailand Travel Restrictions

52.50% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 49.72% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Thailand.

Thailand entry details and exceptions

Thailand is now open to travelers from any country and territory around the world. There are currently two entry options:

1. Alternative Quarantine (AQ) System

2.Sandbox Pilot Reopening Program

More information on the entry requirements available on the Tourism Authority of Thailand website TAT


Outgoing travel to ThailandTravelling from New Zealand to Thailand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Thailand.

Details and exceptions

Aside from the pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result to be presented upon entry, AQ and Sandbox travelers are required to undergo at least 2 RT-PCR tests – first upon arrival on Day 0-1, and the second before finishing the quarantine/stay period.

More information on the testing requirements available on the Tourism Authority of Thailand website TAT

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Thailand.

Details and exceptions

Entry via the Alternative Quarantine (AQ) system International air travelers will be subject to a 7-night (for fully vaccinated) to 10-night (for unvaccinated) quarantine at their own expense at one of the approved Alternative Quarantine (AQ) facilities in Bangkok and 12 other provinces – Buri Ram, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chon Buri, Krabi, Mukdahan, Nakhon Nayok, Phang-Nga, Phuket, Prachin Buri, Surat Thani, and Tak. Quarantine length could vary for vaccinated travelers. Children under the age of 18 travelling with fully vaccinated parents are all subject to a 7-night quarantine.

Entry via the Sandbox Program Fully vaccinated international air travellers, 18 years of age and older, can enter Thailand with no need to quarantine, but they are required to stay for 7 nights at SHA Plus-certified hotel/s within the approved destinations, which are Phuket and the designated areas in Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao), Phang-Nga (Khao Lak and Ko Yao), and Krabi (Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Railay Beach).

More information on quarantine rules and exceptions available in the Tourism Authority of Thailand website. TAT


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Thailand

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Thailand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Thailand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Thailand

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Thailand.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Thailand.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Thailand.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Thailand is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Thailand are open with restrictions. Bars in Thailand are open with restrictions.