COVID-19 Information

Last updated: May 20, 2022

***  Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

  • The Royal Thai Government has implemented measures to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand. For the latest information please visit the Royal Thai Government’s English Language Dashboard from the Department of Disease Control and the Tourism Authority of Thailand site (in English) for the latest travel guidance.
  • The Communicable Disease Act requires face masks to be worn in public places at all times. Violation of this rule carries a fine of up to 20,000 Baht.
  • Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Thailand?  Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day?  Yes
  • For the most current list of COVID-19 testing locations in Thailand approved by the Ministry of Public Health please visit: https://service.dmsc.moph.go.th/labscovid19/indexen.php.

Please Note: Same-day Covid-19 testing is available at most private hospitals throughout Thailand.  Please reference this list of testing locations and contact the provider directly to inquire about COVID-19 testing options, scheduling, cost, and other information.

  • Has the government of Thailand approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Thailand for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Thailand? AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • The Thai government is currently distributing COVID-19 vaccines for U.S. citizens and is operating two websites for U.S. citizens to register for the COVID-19 vaccine: https://expatvac.consular.go.th/and https://thailandintervac.com/.  By registering with these websites, your information is going directly to the Thai government and hospital coordinating officials, not the U.S. Embassy. The U.S. Embassy will not have access to information on the form. In some provinces, the Provincial Public Health officials have also announced other local registration systems.
    • Answers to frequently asked questions from the Ministry of Public Health:  Are there two vaccine registration websites? Which of these should I register to get the Pfizer vaccine?
      • Answer: Both sites target different groups. Expatvac.consular.go.th targets foreign nationals aged 12 and above with a valid non-immigrant visa in Thailand. Vaccine options are not clearly identified on the site, nor can individuals select which vaccine they can receive; however, the Pfizer vaccine is often one of the options used and questions on whether the Pfizer vaccine is an option should be directed to responsible public health or hospital officials.  Thailandintervac.com caters to foreign nationals aged 40 and above, those with chronic diseases, and pregnant women. Three vaccine options (Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer) will be available for local inoculation.
    • When will I be notified of my vaccination appointment from the Thai government?
      • Answer: Emails acknowledging your registration and advising the assigned date and site of your vaccination will be sent to you after you complete your registration process. Please see below a confirmation page that will pop up after you succeed in registering for the vaccine on Expatvac.consular.go.th.
  • Confirmation page

  • Some private hospitals are providing COVID-19 vaccines. For more information a list of hospitals in Thailand is available at https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/medical-emergencies/ or you can contact your healthcare provider directly.
  • See below for more specific provincial/regional information:

Bangkok

AGE 75 AND OVER:

    • Foreigners aged 75 and above can visit Bang Sue Grand Station without an appointment to get vaccinated.
    • Opening hours 9:00-16:00, use entrance 2, 3 or 4. Please bring your passport and visa.

AGE 12-74:

    • Foreign residents in this age bracket should pre-register with the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs here: http://expatvac.consular.go.th
    • The Central Vaccination Center notifies registered persons of the vaccination appointment via SMS and/or email.

Residents with one of the seven underlying medical conditions listed below and pregnant women:

    • Pre-register with the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health here: http://Thailandintervac.com. Intervac-participating hospitals are listed below.
      • UNDERLYING CONDITIONS
        i. Chronic respiratory diseases
        ii. Cardiovascular diseases
        iii. Chronic kidney diseases
        iv. Cerebrovascular diseases
        v. All types of cancer during chemotherapy, radiotherapy and autoimmune therapy
        vi. Diabetes
        vii. Obesity (weighing more than 100 kilograms or BMI more than 35 kilograms per square meter)
      • DESIGNATED HOSPITALS
        i. Vimut Hospital, Bangkok
        ii. Samithivej Sriracha Hospital, Chonburi
        iii. Bangkok-Khon Kaen Hospital, Khon Kaen
        iv. MedPark Hospital, Bangkok
        v. Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, Chonburi

Northern Thailand

According to the Chiang Mai Provincial Government, U.S. citizens and other foreign residents in Chiang Mai who need a COVID-19 vaccination and who are included in one of the categories listed below should follow these instructions:

  • Category 1: Foreign residents of Chiang Mai over 18 years old who have never received any form of COVID-19 vaccine should complete this form: https://forms.gle/CG7qQHVpCFMJQyLW9
  • Category 2: Foreign residents of Chiang Mai who had their first vaccination dose outside Chiang Mai and would like to have their second dose in Chiang Mai should complete this form: https://forms.gle/iBAbnPAMvkmzWy1j8
  • Category 3: Foreign residents between 12 and 18 years old who do not go to school in Chiang Mai or have not or cannot receive vaccination at their school should complete this form: https://forms.gle/F6VzMQgxxBnz7uu57

According to the Chiang Mai Provincial Government foreign residents should fill in the form by the 15th of each month.

For more information please contact:

Coordinator, Chiang Mai COVID-19 Vaccination Request for Foreigners Center, Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office
Telephone: 053-211408-50 Ext. 130 or 131
email: covidcentercm@gmail.com

Coordinator, Foreign Affairs Section, Chiang Mai Governor’s Office
Telephone: 053-112704
E-mail: chiangmai.fa@gmail.com

For additional updates about COVID-19 vaccinations in Chiang Mai please follow the COVID International Community Support Chiang Mai page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/covid.int.cm/

U.S. citizens in northern Thailand can use the following list of Facebook pages to follow updates and announcements about opportunities to register for and/or receive a Pfizer vaccine.  According to the Royal Thai Government, the Ministry of Public Health will assign vaccination sites to areas outside of Bangkok and neighboring provinces (Nakorn Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, and Samut Sakhon).  You may only have a short amount of advance notice regarding registration or appointment opportunities.

Phuket

  • Beginning May 11, foreigners in Phuket with legal work permits can register to receive the state COVID vaccine through the “Phuket Must Win” web portal (www.ภูเก็ตต้องชนะ.com). According to the Phuket Tourist Association, expats must be registered under the name of the company where they work and have their HR staff register them. Expats that do not meet these initial criteria can register in subsequent phases.
  • Phuket provincial health office (062-243-5116 or LINE ID: @Phuketwin) is now accepting registration from foreigners with no work permits who reside in Phuket.  Foreign citizens aged 18 or above are eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccine. Must be able to present proof of Phuket residency (immigration stamps or records showing you live in Phuket). You can register at www.ภูเก็ตต้องชนะ.com. 

Hua Hin 

  • For Hua Hin residents, they are now using the Mor Prachub Prom application for vaccine registration. The registration is now open for all Prachub Khiri Khan residents aged 18 and above. However, all the information on Mor Prachub Prom is in Thai and also requires a 13-digit number on Thai ID cards for registration. Therefore, foreigners are advised to visit public hospitals in their district to obtain the 13-digit number for registration.  Local hospitals can also help with registration or visit Hua Hin Recharge – หัวหินร่วมใจ สู้ภัยโควิด for more information.

Koh Samui / Koh Phangan / Koh Tao

  • Foreigners who live in Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao can register for a vaccine at Koh Samui hospital from Monday through Friday 9.00-12.00am, 13.00-15.30pm. To register, please bring the following documents:
    1. A copy of your passport
    2. House rental agreement with house owners ID, signed by the owner/ the house register book, signed by the owner.
    3. Non-Thai ID card (Koh Samui only)
    4. Work permit
    5. Bank book
    6. Certificate from your employer or local hospital

Pattaya

Khon Kaen

  • Foreigners can register for a vaccine via their main district public hospital or at Srinagarind Khon Kaen hospital, Regional health Promotion Centre 7 and Khon Kaen hospital.Please bring passport, work permit and proof of Khon Kaen residency.

Buriram

  • For Buriram province, there are three channels to register for Covid vaccine.
    1. Buriram residents can visit the website Buriram IC (Buriram Immunization center) for a risk assessment survey and register to receive Covid vaccine.
    2. Registration can also be done at local hospitals. You will need to bring a copy of your passport, proof of Buriram residency and contact details.
    3. Village health volunteers can assist with registration.

Rayong

  • Register for vaccine via https://ระยองสู้โควิด.com between 08:00-17:00. You can receive the vaccine at one of these 9 hospitals:
    1. Rayong hospital
    2. Memorial Hospital Sirindhorn
    3. Banchang hospital
    4. Klang Hospital
    5. Wang Chan Hospital
    6. Ban Khai hospital
    7. Pluak Daeng Hospital
    8. Khao Chamao Hospital
    9. Nikhom Patttana Hospital

Additional Information

Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Yes. From May 1, 2022 onwards travelers entering Thailand will be subject to new entry measures as follows:

Fully vaccinated travelers must:

  • Register on Thailand Pass
  • Attach required documents including passport, certificate of vaccination
  • Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand
  • COVID-19 test, both prior to and after arriving in Thailand, is no longer required

Unvaccinated travelers must follow one of the following options:

Option 1

  • Exemption from quarantine.  Travelers with a negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling must:
  • Register on Thailand Pass
  • Attach required documents including passport, and COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling (must attach on Thailand Pass only)
  • Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand
  • COVID-19 test after arriving in Thailand is not required

Option 2

  • Quarantine.  Travelers who cannot undergo an RT-PCR test with result issued within 72 hours before traveling or wish to be quarantined must:
  • Register on Thailand Pass
  • Attach required documents including passport, Alternative Quarantine (AQ) hotel confirmation for 5 days (including 1 RT-PCR test)
  • Attach proof of insurance with at least 10,000 USD coverage for medical treatments in Thailand
  • Undergo an RT-PCR test on Day 4 – 5 in Thailand during the mandatory 5-day quarantine at AQ hotel

For the most current information on Thailand’s entry requirements, please consult the following websites: https://tp.consular.go.th/ and Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy has no authority or jurisdiction to intervene in Thai COVID-19 entry, testing, or quarantine protocols.

Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  Varies according to vaccination status.  Please see detailed options for entry above or visit https://tp.consular.go.th/ and Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website for more information.

While in Thailand, both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers are advised to strictly follow health and safety standards. Travelers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive, they must get appropriate medical treatment.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy has no authority or jurisdiction to intervene in Thai COVID-19 entry, testing, or quarantine protocols.

Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes

Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  For detailed entry and quarantine requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers under Thailand’s updated entry schemes, please review the most current information and requirements on the following websites: https://tp.consular.go.th/ and Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website. These measures are subject to change. Travelers should monitor entry/exit and quarantine requirement announcements carefully to be aware of rules and requirements for quarantine.

Please be advised that all travelers to Thailand are subject to Thai laws and Ministry of Health protocols regarding COVID-19.  Please note that the U.S. Embassy has no authority or jurisdiction to intervene in Thai COVID-19 entry, testing, or quarantine protocols.

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes
    • Please adhere to all social distancing measures implemented by the Royal Thai Government.
  • U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Consular Section has reduced availability for routine services until further notice. Appointments can be made through the U.S. embassy website.
  • American Citizens Services: If you have a time-sensitive emergency need for a passport, report of birth abroad, or notary service please email acsbkk@state.gov with your name and an explanation of your situation. We continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Visa Services: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our ability to offer routine visa services. The particular constraints vary based on local conditions and restrictions, but include local and national lockdowns; travel restrictions; quarantine regulations; and measures taken by our embassy and consulate to contain the spread of COVID-19. Combined, these restrictions have reduced appointment capacity. For nonimmigrant visa applicants, if you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/th/th-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment. All requests for an expedited interview are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For immigrant visa adoption cases, please contact visasbkkiv@state.gov for more information on current limitations related to processing adoption cases.

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