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Approved Covid Tests for travel to Thailand

Outbound and return Covid test for travel to Thailand. Get your doctor signed certificate NEXT DAY. Accepted by ALL AIRLINES.
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Tests for Travel to Thailand

Fit to Fly Test

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Day 2 Test - Lateral Flow Test

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Latest Updates

Last updated 4 October 2021

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. 

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.

From 4am on Monday 4 October 2021, the rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world. The rules for travel from countries and territories not on the red list will depend on your vaccination status. Fully vaccinated travellers can book a day 2 test with free delivery. Not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can book their return antigen tests and day 2 and 8 travel packages with Medicspot. Further details can be found on our Covid test page.

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 £75. 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.