From July 1, 2020, foreigners who are holding non-immigrant O visas and are spouses, parents or children of Thai nationals to be allowed to enter Thailand. You must get in touch with the local Thai Embassy in your current location for more information.
Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE) during COVID-19 situation
Under the Declaration of an Emergency Situation, all foreigners are not allowed to enter Thailand, except for:
(1) Diplomatic, Consular or International Organization representatives
(2) Those with a valid work permit or those who have been given permission to work in Thailand
(3) Those given special exception by the Thai Government for urgent medical or humanitarian reasons
This list is foreigners allowed to enter Thailand will be extended from July 1, 2020 and will also include:
(1) foreigners married to Thais and their children
(2) spouses and children of those who have work permits issued by state agencies
(3) foreigners with residency rights in Thailand (those who have homes in Thailand)
(4) foreigners and their caretakers seeking medical treatment in Thailand (except for Covid-19)
(5) foreign students and their parents
(6) foreigners allowed to enter Thailand under special arrangements, such as guests of the government, investors and highly skilled workers
If you are planning to travel to Thailand on Non-Immigrant B, BI or SMART visa (holders of Work Permit), for more details check here: How to Fly to Thailand with Work Permit (COVID-19).
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Information for Foreigners who are married to Thai nationals or foreigners who are children of Thai nationals planning to travel to Thailand
Non-Immigrant O visa is issued for foreigners who are married to Thai nationals or foreigners who are children of Thai nationals. Holders of this type of Thai visa can with an urgent need to travel to Thailand but must follow the procedure described below.
Important! The process of application can vary a bit depending on Thai Embassy or Thai Consulate you are applying at so double check with them before proceeding
1. At least 15 working days before intended date of travel, the applicant may submit information online or the other way acceptable to your chosen Thai Embassy or Thai Consulate.
2. Royal Thai Embassy submits documents in 1. to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval
3. If approved, the Royal Thai Embassy will inform the applicant to mail the following documents to the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General:
- Two passport-size photographs (2″x 2″)
- Visa application form
- A completed and signed “Declaration Form” (Download)
- Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19.
- Travel plan (air ticket reservation – please contact the Consular section per Thai nationals’ repatriation flights)
- Copy of recent bank statement
- Copy of a passport of a Thai spouse and a Non-Thai spouse/child or Thai Identification card.
- Proof of relationship with Thai nationals, such as a copy of marriage certificate or Birth certificate.
- Visa fee if the applicant does not have a valid visa.
- A confirmation of a 14-day quarantine at a government-designated Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility ( List of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) Hotels in Thailand)
4. Before the Embassy issues the Certificate of Entry (COE), the applicant must submit the travel plan (confirmed air ticket with proof of payment), health certificate (Fit to Fly) issued 72 hours before departure date, health certificate (test negative for COVID-19) issued no more than 72 hours before departure date, and confirmation of ASQ.
5. At the port of departure/embarkation (e.g. airlines check-in counter), the approved applicant is required to present
- “Certificate of Entry into the Kingdom of Thailand” issued by The Royal Thai Embassy.
- Completed and signed “Declaration Form” obtained from the Embassy
- Health insurance covering all expenditures of medical treatment, including COVID-19, while traveling to Thailand in an amount of at least 100,000 USD.
- Covid-free Health Certificate (test negative for COVID-19) issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
- ‘Fit to Fly Health Certificate’ issued no more than 72 hours before departure
6. Upon entry to Thailand, Travelers arriving in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic must submit a T8 Form upon entry into the Kingdom or register online through AOT phone application
Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account urgency and economic importance.
The applicant must arrange their own 14-day Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) at their own expenses. List of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facilities, which the applicant should contact directly, can be found here: Alternative State Quarantine Hotels in Thailand.