Thailand Pass & Covid Insurance No Longer Required Starting July 1
Published: June 20, 2022 at 10:47 pm
Traveling to Thailand is now easier! On June 15, the Thai government decided to suspend the TM6 form requirement for foreign departure and arrivals. Last Friday, a senior government spokesperson said that starting July 1, the Thailand Pass registration and Covid-19 insurance are no longer required for all travelers going to Thailand.
The decision was taken during a CCSA meeting on Friday, according to CCSA spokesperson Taweesilp Visanuyothin.
All arrivals to Thailand will only be required to provide proof of vaccination or Covid-19 test results.
Without the documents, there will be random antigen testing administered at border entry locations. Random tests would continue until the government removes all measures related to Covid-19.
Dr. Taweesilp said that the Thailand Pass registration system will stay but will be only used to travelers to report signs of harmful and other infectious diseases, as assessed by the Ministry of Public Health.
He said that foreign tourists are no longer required to be insured for Covid-19 and that thermal scanning at border crossings will end.
A certificate of fitness for entry given by a Thai consulate will no longer be mandatory.
Currently, foreign tourists are required to have Covid-19 insurance with a minimum coverage of $10,000. Although it is no longer required starting July 1, the Thai government urges travelers to acquire such insurance for their protection.
From 1-15 June, there were 348,699 international arrivals, with the majority coming from Malaysia, India, Singapore, Vietnam, and USA.