How to Fly to Thailand with Work Permit (COVID-19)

Foreigners who are holding a valid work permit or granted permission from the Ministry of Labour to work in Thailand 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 O visa (spouse or children of Thai national), for more details check here: How to Fly to Thailand with Thai Family (COVID-19)


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For holders of valid Work Permits

Non-Immigrant B, IB or SMART Visa and Entry Procedures

It is requested that only those in urgent need to enter Thailand submit an application for entry.


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, applicant must fill information online. If the embassy/consulate doesn't have an online system, other way of document submission should be used, so contact them for more details.

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:

  • Passport
  • Two passport-size photographs (2″x 2″)
  • Visa application form
  • Copy of work permit
  • Declaration form (Download)
  • Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 US dollars (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.
  • Visa fee
  • Provide reasons for urgent need to travel to 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).

5. At the departure airport, the approved applicant is required to present these documents:

  • “Certificate of Entry” issued by The Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulates-General;
  • Declaration form (Download)
  • “Health Certificate”, Fit to Fly, issued no more than 72 hours before departure; and
  • Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 US dollars (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.

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.

For applicants who do not yet have a Work Permit

Non-Immigrant B, IB or SMART Visa and Entry procedures

It is requested that only those in urgent need to enter Thailand submit an application for entry.


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. Applicant’s company in Thailand submits a request to related Thai government agencies (Ministry of Labor/Board of Investment/Other related government agencies or state-owned enterprise).

2. If the request is approved, the related Thai government agency will issue a letter of permission to work in Thailand.

3. At least 15 working days before intended date of travel, applicant must fill information online. If the embassy/consulate doesn't have an online system, other way of document submission should be used, so contact them for more details.

4. Royal Thai Embassy submits documents in 3. to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval.

5. 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:

  • Passport
  • Two passport-size photographs (2″x 2″)
  • Visa application form
  • Copy of the Letter of permission to work in Thailand issued by relevant Thai government agency
  • Declaration form (Download)
  • Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 US dollars (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.
  • Visa fee
  • Provide reasons for urgent need to travel to Thailand

6. 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).

7. At the departure airport, the approved applicant is required to present these documents:

  • “Certificate of Entry” issued by The Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulates-General;
  • Declaration form (Download)
  • “Health Certificate”, Fit to Fly, issued no more than 72 hours before departure; and
  • Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 US dollars (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.

8. 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.

Important Notes

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.

 

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