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Thailand Travel Requirements - 2022

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

In this post pandemic era, with travel gradually opening up, there has been a lot of queries regarding travel to Thailand. Presently, travel to Thailand is open to all Indians (irrespective of vaccination status). However, there are some documents and procedure which is to be followed for getting to Thailand.

I went to Thailand for the second time in June 2022. Had stayed there for 10 days covering Bangkok and Pattaya. The last time I visited Thailand was in 2018 where I visited Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi.

So, what documents do you need to travel to Thailand in these times. Check out the details below.

"Please note that due to uncertain circumstances, rules may be changed at any given moment. This guide is intended to be just an informative post for your reference. Please confirm once with latest updates and news from official websites and embassy"

Anyways, let us now check the documents and things required to get a Thailand Visa on Arrival for Indians.

  1. Passport with minimum remaining validity of 6 months after the day you exit Thailand.

  2. Thai Pass (More on that later)

  3. Return Flight Tickets (Compulsory)

  4. Confirmed Hotel Bookings for entire duration of stay.

  5. Passport Photo in white background (40 mm by 60 mm)

  6. Cash equivalent of 10000 Baht per person (may or may not be checked)

  7. Bank Statements (Not compulsory but can be taken)

The first thing you should apply is the Thai Pass. Although it may be scrapped soon, it has to be applied. The good news is that you get the Thai Pass almost immediately after you apply for the same from June 2022 onwards. Get your Thai Pass here.

Update: As on 1st July 2022, foreign visitors are no longer required to apply for the Thai Pass.

You must have the following documents in hand to get your Thai Pass.

(i) Soft Copy of Passport

(ii) Covid Insurance of 10000 USD per person (FWD or Axa- Sawasdee Thailand is preferred as per official website). Better to buy FWD as it is cheaper than Axa.

(iii) Vaccination Certificate with QR code.

Thai Pass Approval Conditions for Quarantine Free Travel in Thailand

1. Travel from a port of departure in any country / territory

2. Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days before travelling or have a COVID-19 RT-PCR or Professional Antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure (attach on Thailand Pass only) (If unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated)

3. COVID-19 RT-PCR or Professional Antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure (If unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated)

4. Insurance with minimum coverage of 10,000 USD (not required for Thai nationals / foreign residents in Thailand can use social security or certificate from their employer)

5. Reference documents must be in Thai or English only

After getting your Thai Pass, take a print out and also save the soft copy in your mobile. After reaching Thailand, the first thing that they will check is your Thai Pass. After that, you will be allowed to proceed for Visa on Arrival counter.

Visa on Arrival Fees

  1. 2000 Thai Baht (Normal)

  2. 2200 Thai Baht (Express Visa)

Keep following documents in hand before reaching the Visa on Arrival counter.

  1. Filled Visa Application Form (Available near Visa on Arrival Counter)

  2. Filled Arrival/Departure Card (Will be provided by airlines before landing)

  3. Passport

  4. Cash Amount of 2000 Thai Baht (Only Thai Baht accepted)

  5. Return Flight Tickets

  6. Confirmed Hotel Bookings

  7. Passport Photo in white background (40 mm by 60 mm)

Remember to take a pen and glue-stick with you. These two simple things will be your friend indeed after you land there, mark my words !!

Visa on Arrival does not take much time. It will range from 10 minutes to 1 hour depending on how many flights are landing at the same time.

After you get your visa, enjoy your stay at Thailand !! Presently, there is no restrictions as such as on June 2022. You can travel anywhere in Thailand after getting entry.

Be sure to leave a comment below in case you have any doubts or queries.

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Last Updated on 01/07/2022

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