One more step towards a total standardization of travel conditions. This is what Thailand is now promising with this new and probably final step in simplifying procedures. The last two obstacles for travelers – the obligation to register on the “Thailand Pass” app and the $10,000 insurance to cover covid – will indeed officially end on July 1.

Vaccination certificate or test still required

Thailand’s COVID-19 Situation Administration Center (CCSA) did indeed approve on June 17 the abolition of the Thailand Pass registration system and the US$10,000 health insurance requirement for foreign visitors.

Everything is back to the way it was before for a traveler, or almost… Indeed, it is still compulsory for foreign nationals to present the proof of a vaccination certificate or a negative result to the RT-PCR test or to the professional ATK test within 72 hours after the trip in Thailand. This can be a printed or digital document.

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The government indicates that random checks may be conducted upon arrival at international airports or at Thailand’s land border checkpoints (in 22 provinces). Non-vaccinated or non-fully vaccinated travelers who are randomly screened and cannot show proof of a negative test before arrival will be required to undergo an ATK test on site. And quarantine themselves if the test is positive. It is still advisable to protect yourself against this type of inconvenience by taking out insurance.

The country also continues to lift its various restrictions. The CCSA has also placed Bangkok and 76 provinces in a green zone, allowing normal activities to resume – especially in the evening.

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Thai Airways is slowly recovering its network

For its part, the national carrier Thai Airways International is accompanying the simplification of formalities by increasing its frequency.

From July 2, the airline will resume its flights to Brussels at a rate of three times a week. This will continue until the end of August. It is also increasing to two daily flights from Frankfurt (June 25) and London (since May 29) and to one daily flight from Copenhagen, Munich and Zurich (July 1). These flights are in addition to the Paris-CDG-Bangkok route which has had a daily flight since the spring.

In Bangkok, the carrier is once again offering numerous connections throughout Southeast Asia. The airline has resumed or increased its frequencies to Bali, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Penang, Phnom Penh, Rangoon, Singapore and Vientiane as well as to India, Pakistan and Taiwan.