Covid Test for Thailand

If you are travelling from the UK to Thailand, it is crucial that you have the right health certification. Medicspot offers Covid testing and fit to fly certification, allowing you to travel to Thailand without any additional stress.

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As of 18 February 2021, travellers from the UK to Thailand are required to apply for permission from the Royal Thai Government. Only travellers who meet the set entry criteria are permitted to enter Thailand from the UK.

However, please note the UK government has prohibited any international travel without a legally permitted reason for departure. 

As of 8 January 2021, travellers from the UK to Thailand are required to apply for permission from the Royal Thai Government. Only travellers who meet the set entry criteria are permitted to enter Thailand from the UK.

Covid-19 antigen tests are not accepted for those travelling to Thailand from the UK. Alternatively, you can test for Covid-19 using one of our PCR test kits which must be taken no more than 72 hours before departing the UK. Failure to provide a negative Covid-19 test may result in travellers being refused entry to Thailand.

If you’re planning to return to the UK from Thailand you’re required to take an antigen test from a government-approved service provider. Details on how to buy a Covid-19 antigen test can be found here.

Thailand Travel Advice

Can I travel to Thailand?

Travel to Thailand is subject to specific restrictions. You can only travel from the UK to Thailand if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are a Thai national or the parent, spouse or child of a Thai national.
  • You are an international student or the parent/guardian of an international student.
  • You are seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except for Covid-19), or are caring for someone who is.
  • You hold a valid work permit or are allowed to work in the Kingdom. This includes your spouse and children. 
  • You are a non-Thai national who holds a valid certificate of residence or permission to take up residence.
  • You are on a diplomatic or consular mission, belong to an International Organisation, are a government representative performing duties in Thailand, or have permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This also extends to families.
  • You are a non-Thai national who has been granted permission under a special arrangement with a foreign country.

Which Covid-19 test do I need to travel to Thailand?

The Thai government requires travellers to undertake a negative Covid-19 PCR test in order to travel from the UK to Thailand. A fit to fly certificate is also required for entry to Thailand. These should be issued no more than 72 hours before your flight.

Do I need any additional documentation to travel to Thailand?

Other requirements to travel from the UK to Thailand include a valid visa, medical insurance and a Certificate of Entry (COE). You can apply for a Certificate of Entry from the Thai government.

How much does a Covid-19 test cost for travel to Thailand?

If travelling to Thailand, the price of a Covid test is £149. This covers both the PCR test and a fit to fly certificate.

Are Medicspot Covid tests approved by Thailand?

Yes. Medicspot tests and fit to fly certificates are universally recognised by both Thai airlines and the Thai government.

What documentation will I get following my Covid test in order to meet Thailand’s travel requirements?

If your Covid-19 test is negative, Medicspot will provide you with a negative PCR test as well as a fit to fly certificate. This documentation will be provided within the 72 hour testing requirement.

How long before my flight to Thailand should I take a Covid test?

Travellers from the UK to Thailand are required to take a negative PCR test and receive a valid fit to fly certificate 72 hours before their flight.

Is quarantine mandatory for travellers arriving in Thailand during Covid-19?

Yes. All travellers to Thailand, including British nationals, are required to quarantine for 14 days at a State Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility at their own expense.

Disclaimer All information is provided as guidance only. Ultimate responsibility for ensuring tests meet travel requirements lies with the traveller. Medicspot cannot be held liable for the advice provided here, given the changing nature of the government guidelines and the testing environment.

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