Travel Restrictions Entering Thailand from South Africa for Vaccinated Travelers

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Summary

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

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Mandatory Health Assessment

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2x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change

Cases Per Million

30.86
Decreased by 2.17
at 6/27/2022

Vaccinated

81.05%
Increased by 0.05%
at 6/28/2022
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Allowed

Travel is allowed

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The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from South Africa to Thailand.

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Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

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Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Thailand. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Allowed

Transit is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to transit through Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, and Phuket International Airport as long as they stay in the “sealed route” at the airport and the transit time does not exceed 24 hours. The transit time in the case of Phuket international airport should not exceed 8 hours.

Travelers in transit are required to present: -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 USD $10,000.00.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to have a negative pre-departure COVID-19 RT-PCR test result before traveling to Thailand.

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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Travelers are required to provide proof of medical insurance with minimum coverage of USD $10,000.00 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 and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage.
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination for Thailand

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Fully vaccinated travelers must attach on Thailand Pass 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 whole course of vaccination must have been completed no less than 14 days before travel.

Travelers with a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 who have received 1 dose of an approved vaccine in the past 3 months of recovery and at least 14 days before travel are considered fully vaccinated.

Unaccompanied travelers aged 5-17 years old must be vaccinated with at least 1 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, Sputnik V, Covaxin, Novavax (Nuvaxovid)/Covovax, Medigen, Turkovac/ERUCOV-VAC, Sputnik Light, CansinoBio.

Travelers who have received two different vaccines may 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 who present a valid medical certificate certifying the full recovery within 3 months and at least 14 days before traveling;
  • Travelers under the age of 18 accompanied by vaccinated parents.
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Mandatory

Mandatory Thailand Pass registration form

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All travelers must register for the Thailand Pass online a minimum of 7 business days before departure. Travelers can apply for a Thailand Pass a maximum of 60 days before departure. Travelers need to provide passport details, vaccination, and a $10,000 health insurance policy. Once approved, travelers must be ready to present the accompanying QR code on their mobile device or as a printed copy.

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.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Thai citizens.
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For Transit

Not Required

No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for transit

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Transit
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Travelers are not required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result when transitting through Thailand.

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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required for vaccinated travelers

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Fully vaccinated travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Thailand.

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Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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All travelers must undergo entry screening including a body temperature check on arrival in Thailand.

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While There

Not Required

Masks are not required in public

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Travelers are not required to wear masks in public places. Travelers are still advised to wear a face mask in crowded places, such as public transport, markets, and concert venues.

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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Thailand.
Daily New Cases Per Million more information indicator
30.86
Decreased by 2.17
at
Positive Test Rate more information indicator
30.93%
Decreased by 1.29%
at
Percent Vaccinated more information indicator
81.05%
Increased by 0.05%
at
People Vaccinated more information indicator
56,696,337
Increased by 37,765
at
Reproduction Rate more information indicator
0.97
Decreased by 0.10
at

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. 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 but operating times and restrictions on movement may vary by region.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open but further restrictions may be in place depending on the region visited.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open but further restrictions may be in place depending on the region visited.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open but further restrictions may be in place depending on the region visited.

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. Further restrictions may be in place depending on the region visited.

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