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2022 Thailand Entry Requirements

Visiting Thailand? Here’s Thailand Entry Requirements You Need to Know (Updated August 2022)

Thailand Entry Requirements

As countries around the world continues to relax the travel restrictions, Thailand has recently updated the Kingdom’s latest travel guideline. Many soon-to-be Thailand Elite members are asking on our website about Thailand’s current travel restrictions. The good news is that there are no longer any complex restrictions in place! Here is the latest on travelling to Thailand as of July 30, 2022 (updated August 2022).

Quick notes:
– You no longer need to apply for a Thailand Pass. The Thailand Pass registration is no longer required since July 1, 2022.

Ready to fly?
Here are the docs you’ll need to have ready:

  • – Passport
  • – Visa (if needed)
  • – Flight Itinerary
  • – Travel Insurance
  • – Hotel Booking Confirmation
  • – Vaccination Record (for Vaccinated Travellers)
  • – COVID-19 Test Result (for non-vaccinated travellers)
  • – Passport validity of at least 6 months

1. Visa-Free Entry

Did you know there are 64 countries that are eligible for Thailand visa-free entry? For Nationals under this list, you’re free to enter under the Visa Exemption program and the Bilateral Agreement. The duration of stay for visa-free entry depends on your nationality, ranging from 14 days, 30 days, to 90 days.

On the other hand, there are 19 countries that are eligible to enter Thailand under the Visa On Arrival programme. Under this programme, travelers are required to fill out the TM88 Visa on Arrival form and a fee of 2,000 THB upon airport arrival.

They are allowed up to 15 days stay duration in Thailand.

For visitors from countries outside these two programmes, they are required to apply for a Thai visa through an online application or in-person at the Thai Embassy or consulate nearest to their residence.

2. Vaccinated or COVID-19 Test

While there are no restrictions in place, visitors to Thailand can roam freely as long as they can show proof of vaccination or pre-departure COVID test. Fully vaccinated visitors are required to either print out or show a digital copy of their proof of vaccination.

 

Non-vaccinated travelers, it is mandatory for a pre-departure COVID test within 72 hours with an RT-PCT test or a professional ATK (RAT) antigen test, with test results showing negative/non-reactive. LINK

Unvaccinated Children must undergo a pre-departure COVID-testing while traveling with an unvaccinated adult.

Stay in Thailand long-term.
With a Privilege Entry Visa
that is valid from
5 years up to 20 years.

Thailand Entry Requirements

3. Thailand Travel Insurance

It is recommended to have Travel Insurance upon entering Thailand. You may use your existing health insurance policy or purchase one online from a Thai insurance company.

4. Thailand Elite Visa Application

As many of you reading this are already considering living, retiring, or re-locating to Thailand through Thailand Elite, we’d like to mention that Thailand Elite has officially announced an ‘Extra 3 Months Visa Extension’ for interested applicants to apply and pay before September 24, 2022. This means your membership will receive an extension of 3 months upon the date you wish to activate your membership!

 

You can now easily obtain your Thailand Elite Membership and obtain a long-term residency visa for you, your spouse, and your family through our online application portal. Choose the Thailand Elite package that’s right for you and apply to become a member directly on Thaielite-Express.

If you’re looking to consult or step-by-step guide on your Thai Elite application with our Thailand Elite representatives, please send us a chat on the website (immediate response) or scan our whatsapp QR code. For email queries, please email to bastien@thaielite-express.com.

You can also call (02-6701848) or visit our office in Sathorn. Walk-ins are welcome.

Thaielite-Express has been an authorized General Sales and Services Agent since 2013. We hope that with our guide, you can comprehend Thai Elite Visa costs and benefits better and find your suitable option. We support English, French, Chinese, Japanese, and Turkish languages. We reply within 24 hours.

Stay in Thailand long-term.
With a Privilege Entry Visa
that is valid from
5 years up to 20 years.

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Frequently asked questions

The applicant/the Member must have and maintain to have the following qualifications: Being allowed to stay in Thailand in accordance with the immigration laws or any related law of Thailand.(no overstay record) Holding foreign passport. Not having been sentenced by a judgment to imprisonment in any countries except for an offense committed through negligence. Not having been adjudicated bankrupt. Not having been declared as a person of unsound mind incompetence, or quasi incompetent.

Thailand Elite offer a 5,10 or 20 years membership and ensure the renewal of your visa during the validity of the membership. Each time a member goes through the Thai immigration, he/she will automatically get a one-year visa stamp in his/her passport until expiration of the membership. If the member happens to stay for more than 1-year consecutively in Thailand, then a simple renewal at the immigration office will grant another 1-year visa stamp.

The Thailand Elite Visa is a program initiated and approved by the Royal Thai government in 2003. The Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd, which runs the Elite Visa program is a fully owned subsidiary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, under the Ministry of Tourism and Sport. ThaiElite-Express empowered by HLG Law Firm is an authorized sale agent.

After becoming an Elite member and obtaining your Thailand Elite Visa, you can apply anytime to a non-immigrant business visa and a work permit allowing you to work in Thailand. You also have the option of applying to the Elite Flexible Plus, invest at least 1 million USD in Thailand either in real estate, a limited or public company, or in stock exchange, and be granted a work permit.

The payment is required only after submission of your application, the immigration background check by the Thai immigration, and receipt of the Approval Letter by email. Applicants could then choose to proceed to their membership fee by local or overseas bank transfer, credit card or depositing money to Thailand Elite bank account directly.

The Thailand Elite Visa is perfectly suitable for Digital Nomads. As business or retirement visas are not necessary a good match for digital nomads, the Elite Visa answers to all nomads with numerous privileges to cater members’ needs. With very little documentation needed, as well as the flexibility of applying from anywhere, regardless abroad, on arrival, or within Thailand. The process is seamless and fast. Moreover, from a study by The Instant Group, Bangkok has recently been voted as the world’s second-best city to work in as a digital nomad (best city in Asia). This is down to the innumerable benefits in which Bangkok brings, which are but not limited to; Internet broadband speed, culture, scenery, transportation, weather, affordability, cuisine, and more. Having already welcomed 35 million digital nomads from all over the world, in 2021, it’s forecasted that there would be more arrivals to the Land of Smiles with constant technological and infrastructure improvements.

Applying to a Thailand Elite program is a viable and easy solution to stay and live for a long period of time in Thailand. Only Thailand Elite can offer a 5,10 or 20 years membership and ensure the renewal of the visa during the validity of the applicant membership. As of today, all other non-immigrant visa options are limited to a validity period of 1 or 2 years.

To retire in Thailand, the Elite Visa is a worry-free option compared to the Retirement Visa from the application, during holding period to the renewable. At the application time, for an Elite, the documentation is minimal, and no medical insurance nor proof of funds is required for instance. During the holding period, Elite members enjoy numerous privileges such as an assistance for their 90 days report, a fast track at the airport immigration, the lounge access and airport limousine, assistance in opening a bank account in local or foreign currency, a 24/7 call center and much more. The Elite Visa offers you an easy renewable of the Privilege Entry Visa for the duration of your membership.

Applying to a Thailand Elite program is a viable and easy solution to stay and live for a long period of time in Thailand. Only Thailand Elite can offer a 5,10 or 20 years membership and ensure the renewal of the visa during the validity of the applicant membership. As of today, all other non-immigrant visa options are limited to a validity period of 1 or 2 years.

The Thailand Elite Visa is a legal and legit program under Thai law to stay long-term in Thailand. The “Thailand Elite” is operated by Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd. It has been initiated in 2003 by the Royal Thai Government itself. The company is fully owned subsidiary of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, under the Ministry of Tourism and Sport.

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