Travel Restrictions Entering Thailand from Cocos (Keeling) Islands

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Cocos (Keeling) Islands to Thailand.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

PARTIALLY OPEN

Transit is allowed with restrictions

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Cases Per Million
114.04
Decreased by54.12
at 1/14/2022
Vaccinated
72.96%
Increased by72.96%
at 12/27/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Description

Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to enter Thailand.

Travelers are only allowed to arrive in Thailand through the Sandbox program. Current Sandbox locations include Phuket, Krabi, Phang-Na, or Surat Thani (only Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao). Travelers must stay for at least 7 days before traveling to other areas of Thailand. Travelers are not allowed to enter other regions of Thailand unless they have entered through one of the specified regions first.

All other schemes, except for Alternative Quarantine (Happy Quarantine), are suspended until further notice. Travelers who received their Thailand Pass before December 22nd may enter Thailand under the conditions of the scheme they registered for. For more details, please see the source.

Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Unvaccinated travelers under the age of 18 who are traveling with their fully vaccinated parents or guardians. The minors must have a valid negative test result;
  • Unvaccinated Thai citizens and residents.
Start Date
12/21/2021
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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Suvarnabhumi International Airport as long as they stay in the "sealed route" at the airport and the transit time does not exceed 12 hours.

Travelers in transit are required to present:

  • Proof of negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test issued a maximum of 72 hours before traveling;
  • Travel health insurance (worldwide or including Thailand) covering health care and treatment expenses for COVID-19, or any other guarantee throughout their stay in the Kingdom, with a coverage of no less than 50,000 USD.
Start Date
2/16/2021
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The result must be issued a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Thailand.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6 accompanied by parents with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before traveling;
  • Thai nationals who travel with a Thai passport as long they do not enter the Sandbox Program.
Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test booking

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Description

Travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 RT-PCR test to be taken on arrival before traveling to Thailand. Travelers must contact their approved accommodation to book their test and have proof of payment before departure to Thailand.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Thai citizens and residents.
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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

Travelers are required to provide proof of medical insurance with minimum coverage of USD 50,000 covering COVID-19 treatment in Thailand. The policy should include in-patient hospitalization and cover the whole period of stay in Thailand.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Thai nationals.
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Mandatory

Mandatory Thailand Pass registration form

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Description

All travelers must register for the Thailand Pass online at least 7 days before departure. Once approved, travelers must be ready to present the accompanying QR code on their mobile device or as a printed copy.

Thailand has suspended all new Thailand Pass applications for the Test&Go and most Sandbox schemes, except for the Sandbox regions Phuket, Krabi, Phang-Na, and Surat Thani (only Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao).

Thailand Pass will only accept new applications through the Alternative Quarantine (AQ) or Phuket Sandbox schemes.

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For the Sandbox Program scheme, all travelers aged 18 years and older must submit an individual registration. Travelers under the age of 18 can be added to the registration of their parents.

Effective November 1st, 2021, Thailand has replaced the Certificate of Entry (COE) with the Thailand Pass. Travelers with an approved Certificate of Entry before November 1st, 2021, can use their COE to enter Thailand. Travelers with a pre-approved COE will need to submit the rest of the required documents by November 7th, 2021. Travelers without a pre-approved COE by November 1st, 2021, will need to apply for a Thailand Pass.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Travelers must present proof of having received all doses required of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Thailand's Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organization (WHO). The full course of vaccination must have been completed no less than 14 days before travel.

Unaccompained travelers aged 12-17 years old under the TEST & GO or Sandbox programmes must be vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine.

The following vaccines are currently approved in Thailand: CoronaVac (Sinovac Biotech), Astra Zeneca (Covishield), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Janssen or Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sputinik V, and Covaxin.

Travelers that have received a combination of two different vaccines may still be considered fully vaccinated. Please check the link for more information on accepted vaccine combinations.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers with a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 who have received 1 dose of an approved vaccine within 3 months of recovery and no less than 14 days before travel;
  • Travelers under the age of 18 traveling with vaccinated parents under the Sandbox or TEST & GO Programmes.
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Mandatory

Mandatory accommodation booking for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Travelers from selected countries must have booked and paid for a 7-night stay at an approved SHA+ accommodation in a "Blue Zone" region through the Sandbox scheme. Currently, the only available Sandbox regions are Phuket, Krabi, Phang-Na, and Surat Thani (only Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao).

Please check the source for more details.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Thai citizens and residents.
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on arrival and wait at their hotel room for the test results.

Travelers under the age of 6 are required to receive a COVID-19 saliva test.

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Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test after arrival for vaccinated travelers

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Vaccinated travelers must take an additional COVID-19 RT-PCR test on day 6 or 7 after arrival in Thailand at a government-designated facility.

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Mandatory

Mandatory 7-day quarantine for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Vaccinated travelers arriving by air under the Sandbox Programme must quarantine for 7 days on arrival. Travelers will be required to undergo 2 COVID-19 tests during their quarantine, the first on arrival and the second on days 6 or 7.

Minimum Number of Days
7 days
Start Date
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in public places.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Thailand.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
114.04
Decreased by54.12
at 1/14/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
7.56%
Decreased by0.45%
at 1/1/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
72.96%
Increased by72.96%
at 12/27/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
51,032,649
Increased by51,032,649
at 12/27/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.38
Increased by-0.12
at 1/14/2022

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

An emergency decree is in effect which restricts entry to high-risk areas and all public gatherings are prohibited. Guidelines and restrictions vary between regions and regulations can change at short notice. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating as usual, but operating times may vary. Further restrictions may be in place depending on the region.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open but customers may be required to undergo pre-entry health checks. Further restrictions may be in place depending on the region.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open but customers may be required to undergo pre-entry health checks. Further restrictions may be in place depending on the region.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, pre-entry temperature checks, and social distancing. Customers may be required to provide their personal information for contact tracing purposes. Further restrictions may be in place depending on the region.

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