Online Application for Certificate of Entry (COE)

From 2 November 2020 onwards Thais and Non-Thais are required to register on the website coethailand.mfa.go.th, in order to obtain Certificate of Entry (COE) for entering to Thailand. 

Online Application for Certificate of Entry (COE)

The COE registration process for non-Thai nationals is as follows,

1. Register for Certificate of Entry

Fill in application form and upload passport information page, valid visa / re-entry permit (or return/outbound air ticket for 45-day visa exemption), health insurance (you can easily buy online the special insurance package AXA Sawasdee Thailand that meets all requirements) and proof of vaccination (mandatory for Phuket Sandbox)

Embassy/Consulate-General takes 3 working days to process the application

Applicant can check the result of application on website

2. Once approved

Applicant finds and books a flight and Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) / Alternative Local State Quarantine (ALQ) hotel or SHA Plus hotel (for Phuket Sandbox only) within 15 days

3. Confirm application for Certificate of Entry (COE)

Save information of Flight and ASQ/ALQ hotel or SHA Plus hotel reservations and upload relevant evidences for consideration 

Full list of ASQ and ALQ hotels can be found here: 

Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) Hotels 

Alternative Local State Quarantine (ALQ) Hotels

Hotels that can be used for Phuket Sandbox are listed here:

SHA Plus Hotels in Phuket

Important note! If COVID-19 test fees are not included in your SHA Plus hotel booking, you additionally need to pre-book your COVID-19 Tests in Phuket and submit a proof of payment for RT-PCR tests when applying for COE under Phuket Sandbox scheme!

Must be processed within 15 days in accordance with No. 2 otherwise a new registration is required

Embassy/Consulate-General takes 3 working days to process the application

Applicant can check the result of application on website

4. Once Certificate of Entry (COE) is approved

Applicant requests to print Certificate of Entry (COE) from website via Check Application menu

Applicant signs the Certificate of Entry (COE)

Applicant shows Certificate of Entry (COE), Medical certificate attesting that the traveler is free from COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours before travelling, Medical certificate attesting that the traveler is fit to travel (Fit to Fly/Travel Health Certificate) (no longer needed!), and relevant documents prescribed in Guidelines based on Regulations issued under Section 9 of the emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation B.E.2548 (2005) (No.7) to Airline Officials and officials at point of Entry, otherwise might be rejected to enter the Kingdom

Traveling to Thailand

As the whole process of traveling to Thailand during COVID-19 is quite complicated and time consuming, you might find this article useful: FAQs for Foreigners Traveling to Thailand during COVID-19