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
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Thailand.
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
Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Thailand.
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
Travellers returning from Thailand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.
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
Visitors returning from Thailand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
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.
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.
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