Latest updates for foreigners entering Thailand from September 30

23 September 2022 — An update from the Thai government regarding Thailand’s #COVID19 situation, reporting from the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
  • CCSA has resolved not to extend the invocation of the Emergency Decree, imposed at the start of the pandemic, as part of Thailand’s transition to the post-pandemic phase beginning on 30 September 2022.
  • Other public health measures including entry requirements implemented during the pandemic will also be done away with starting from the same date. This in effect means visitors coming to Thailand will no longer need to show their COVID-19 vaccination certificates or COVID-19 test results.

  • Those found to have been infected with the COVID-19 virus belonging to the green group, in other words those who show mild or no symptoms and are not part of the 609 at-risk group, will also no longer have to self-isolate. They’re instead encouraged to strictly follow the DMHT measures for five days. Those who are high-risk contacts will have to self-monitor for 10 days and conduct self-ATK on day 5 and day 10.
  • The wearing of masks in crowded areas is still encouraged but no longer mandated. The general public is still urged to follow DMHT measures during the transition to the post-pandemic phase.
  • The Ministry of Public Health assesses that Covid-19 situation will gradually ease into the same level as influenza, meaning it will easily transmitted but won’t cause severe symptoms in those who are fully vaccinated.

  • The CCSA meeting approved the proposal to extend the period of stay to 45 days for travellers from countries/territories entitled for visa exemption, and to 30 days for those eligible for a Visa on Arrival. This will be effective from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.
  • National vaccine drive is mainly focused on procuring booster shots to children aged 5-11 years old, medical personnel, and the 608 vulnerable groups to ensure the safety of the public. However, every fully vaccinated person can still receive their booster shots at local vaccination centre.
  • The Central Vaccination Center at Bang Sue Grand Station will continue offering free booster shots daily from 09.00 hr. to 16.00 hr. until 30 September 2022. Thais will be required to show ID card, while non-Thais will be required to show their certificate of identity or passport. Those who wish to be inoculated can make appointment in advance via mobile phone network, or simply walk in at Gate No.2.