Thailand Blue Zone and AQ Travel Information


Welcome To The Land Of Smiles


From 1st November 2021, fully vaccinated visitors from 63 countries can travel to Thailand without needing to quarantine or enter through the Blue Zone Sandbox. Full details of these arrangements are available on our quarantine-free dedicated page.

This page includes the latest information for people planning on visiting Thailand outside of the quarantine-free regulations, generally people who are not from one of the 63 designated countries or have not been fully vaccinated.

We will update as changes are made official.

Updated 2nd November 2021.



Blue Zone


The Blue Zone “Sandbox” is for fully vaccinated visitors from countries not on the list of 63.

Visitors must travel by air but can come from any country. Must stay in one of the designated Blue Zone destinations, which must be for at least the first 7 nights if planning to travel elsewhere in Thailand.

Blue Zone Destinations

Required Documents:

  • A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling.
  • Those previously infected within 3 months must have received 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling.
  • Travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling (all travellers).
  • A confirmed payment for SHA+ accommodation, and RT-PCR test.
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000.

Applying for a Thailand Pass

  1. Register for a Thailand Pass at https://tp.consular.go.th/. travellers arriving by land or sea need to continue to apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.
  2. Upload the required documents (along with the valid visa/re-entry permit, if required), and allow 3-5 working days for the approval process. Wait for the approval of the Vaccine Certification and paid accommodation, including the RT-PCR test.
  3. Confirm the approval, and receive a Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE).

We have more information on the Thailand Pass here.

Arrival in Thailand

  1. Present the Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE) to the Health Control to carry out checks, then proceed through the Immigration procedures.
  2. Undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the reserved accommodation, or the pre-arranged test centre. (Children aged under 6 years have a saliva test.)
  3. Proceed to the hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer. (Distance from the airport within 5 hours.)
  4. Download and install the MorChana application at the hotel.
  5. Wait for the test result within the hotel room.

During Your Stay

  1. Stay at least the first 7 nights within one of the 17 Blue Zone Sandbox destinations if planning to continue the journey to other destinations in Thailand.
  2. If staying less than 7 nights, you must leave Thailand immediately on a direct flight to another country. *All travellers are subject to 2 required COVID-19 tests: the first test upon arrival by an RT-PCR method, and the second test by an ATK method at the designated test centres around Day 6-7. (Effective on 1 November, 2021 onwards)
  3. Practice the D-M-H-T-T-A precautions: D – Distancing, – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

Leaving The Blue Zone

After having completed a 7-night stay in one of the 17 Blue Zone Sandbox destinations, you are free to go anywhere in Thailand or leave Thailand to other countries. However, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective province/country of their destination.



Alternative Quarantine (AQ)


AQ is for travellers who are either not vaccinated or who aren’t fully vaccinated or are fully vaccinated, not from one of the 63 countries and decide to travel to a destination other than those designated as Blue Zone.

Requirements:

  • Travel from any country around the world.
  • If fully vaccinated, 7-day quarantine.
  • If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated,
    • 10-day quarantine for air and sea arrivals.
    • 14-day quarantine for land arrivals.

Required documents:

  • A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling (all travellers).
  • A confirmed payment for AQ accommodation.
  • An insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000.

Applying for a Thailand Pass

  1. Register for a Thailand Pass at https://tp.consular.go.th/. travellers arriving by land or sea need to continue to apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.
  2. Upload the required documents (along with the valid visa/re-entry permit, if required), and allow 3-5 working days for the approval process. Wait for the approval of the Vaccine Certification and paid accommodation, including the RT-PCR test.
  3. Confirm the approval, and receive a Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE).

We have more information on the Thailand Pass here.

Arrival in Thailand

  1. Present the Thailand Pass QR Code (or COE) to the Health Control to carry out checks, then proceed through the Immigration procedures.
  2. Undergo the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at the reserved accommodation, or the pre-arranged test centre. Children aged under 6 have a saliva test.)
  3. Proceed to the hotel by the pre-arranged airport transfer. (Distance from the airport within 2 hours.)
  4. Download and install an alert application.
  5. Wait for the test result within the hotel room. If testing negative for COVID-19, travellers can enjoy activities within the designated areas of the accommodation.

During Your Stay

Must complete the required quarantine period if planning to continue the journey to other destinations in Thailand.

  • If fully vaccinated, 7-day quarantine (RT-PCR test on the first day and Day 6-7).
  • If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, 10-day quarantine for air and sea arrivals (RT-PCR test on the first day and Day 8-9), and 14-day quarantine for land arrivals (RT-PCR test on the first day and Day 12-13).

Practice the D-M-H-T-T-A precautions: – Distancing, – Mask wearing, – Handwashing, – Temperature check, – Testing for COVID-19, and – alert application.

Leaving AQ

After having completed the required quarantine period, you are free to go anywhere in Thailand or leave Thailand to other countries. However, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective province/country of their destination.

Alternative Quarantine


Advertising and affiliate links help to support this site. We only partner with organisations who we believe provide a good service or product. Thank you.

%d bloggers like this: