The concerns over coronavirus (Covid-19) continue to affect anybody with travel plans, whether it be to Thailand or any other part of the world. Because the situation is fluid, we advise you to keep in touch with the latest advice from the Thai authorities and the Royal Thai Embassy in South Africa. We have also put together some other information and links that you may find helpful.
Can I travel to Thailand?
It’s possible to fly to Thailand, but there are some restrictions. At the moment, it is still mandatory for travellers arriving in Thailand to undergo quarantine for 14 days. Thai passport holders can apply for a state quarantine facility. Non-Thais are obliged to use designated quarantine facilities (at travellers’ own expense). These are hotels which all meet the strict criteria of Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. The hotels are referred to as ASQ (Alternative State Quarantine).
More information about availability at ASQ hotels can be found on this official website:
After completing quarantine in Thailand, you are free to travel around the country (subject to any local restrictions which apply to everyone). As part of Thailand’s Covid-19 prevention measures, you may still have to agree to Covid-19 track and testing procedures.
If you are planning to fly to Thailand you must make sure you have all the correct documents before you travel. This includes a Certificate of Entry. For full details, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate in the country where you are intending to travel from: