Process for entering Thailand


DART Asia Tours is constantly monitoring the process that international tourists must follow to enter the Kingdom of Thailand. These are the official requirements as of 01 November:

Before departure







The traveller(s) must come from an allowed list of countries and must have resided in that country for at least the last 21 days. Traveller(s) MUST fly into Bangkok International Airport (BKK) for one night in an SHA hotel. You will need onward flights to Chiang Mai (CNX) the next day.

The traveller(s) must be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days prior to travelling) and have a certificate to confirm two doses of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine.

The traveller(s) must have certificated proof of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19, conducted within the 72 hours prior to departure. (You will need this at check-in)

The traveller(s) must download, install and register on the "Thailand Pass" registration system at least 14-21 days before departure.

The traveller(s) must have and upload proof of their COVID-19 insurance cover to the Thailand Pass registration system. (DART will provide this cover for you inclusive in the tour fee)

The traveller(s) must pre-register one night in an approved SHA+ hotel and upload* proof of booking and payment to the Thailand Pass registration system. We suggest the Novotel at the airport.

Upon arrival



Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport (BKK), the traveller(s) will be given a second RT-PCR test before being collected from the airport by the SHA quarantine hotel and transferred to the hotel (in Bangkok) for a 24 hour stay until a negative RT-PCR test result arrives. When the negative result arrives, the traveller(s) can then continue their journey on to Chiang Mai.

On day 7 of your stay in Thailand, the traveller(s) must carry out an Antigen self-test using the Antigen Test kit (ATK) provided upon arrival.

List of approved countries


List of recognised vaccines

Currently, the MoPH has approved the following manufacturers and vaccines:

AstraZeneca or Covishield by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, SK Bioscience (South Korea), Siam Bioscience, and Serum Institute of India (Covishield) – 2 doses needed / 4-12-week interval;

Pfizer–BioNTech or Comirnaty by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech 2 doses needed / 3-week interval;

Janssen or Janssen/Ad26.COV2.S by Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. – 1 dose needed;

Moderna by Moderna Inc. – 2 doses needed / 4-week interval);

Sinopharm or COVILO by Sinopharm Co., Ltd. – 2 doses needed / 3-4-week interval);

Sputnik V by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology – 2 doses needed – 3-week interval).

CoronaVac by Sinovac Biotech Ltd – 2 doses needed / 2-4-week interval;


Thailand Pass Registration System

Documentation to upload (JPG format):

  • Passport copy

  • Vaccination certificate

  • Covid insurance

  • SHA hotel reservation