Do I need a visa to Thailand?
With reference to the declaration of the state of emergency in Thailand on 25 March 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand hereby issues travel advisory to passengers planning to enter Thailand as follows:
1. Passengers or persons shall be permitted to enter Thailand through international airport only if they fall under one of the following categories:
(a) Being in the situation or a person exempted by the Prime Minister or Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under certain conditions and prescribed time period
(b) Carriers of necessary cargoes, but required prompt exit after the mission is completed
(c) Pilot-in-command, and crew members of the flight entering Thailand with clear schedule to depart
(d) Persons on diplomatic or consular mission, or under International Organizations, representatives of the government performing their duties in Thailand or other persons or international agencies that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission, and their families. In this case, certificate of entry to the Kingdom issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required.
(e) Non-Thai nationals with work permit or who have been granted permission from Thai government agencies to work in Thailand
(f) Thai nationals with certificate of entry to the Kingdom issued by Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate in their country of residence certifying that they are Thais returning to Thailand, and a Fit to Fly Health Certificate.
2. The persons in (d) and (e) must have Fit to Fly Health Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before traveling.
3. Passengers or persons permitted to enter Thailand shall strictly comply with disease prevention measures imposed by the government.
4. The immigration officers have the power to deny the entry of Non-Thai nationals who have been tested positive for COVID- 19, or under the suspicion of being infected or who refuse to undergo such test.
5. From now to 31 March 2020 midnight, Thailand local time, the exemption is given to Non-Thai passengers transiting through Thailand to a third country with the transit time of no more than 24 hours. Such transit passengers are required to present Fit to Fly Health Certificate upon check in at the airport of departure to Thailand and during transit formalities in Thailand.
6. All previous Notifications of CAAT become ineffective.
For more information
visit the CAAT website https://www.caat.or.th/en/
For Entry Request to Thailand for non-Thai nationals holding a Work Permit here
To apply for a visa, please choose different types of visa for Thailand from below.
Important!: We recommend that the date of applying for visa be between the minimum of one month and the maximum of two months prior to the date of your departure.
There are 2 ways to apply visa:
1. In person
To apply visa in person, Please follow step below:
1.1 You need to prepare all required documents and fill in application form(s) Download
1.2 Walk-in hours for visa application are Monday – Friday (except holidays) 9:00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
1.3 Processing time could take longer than 5 working days during high season.
2. Via post
To apply visa by mail usually takes longer time to proceed. Usual process takes approximately 14 working days or longer without mailing time. When submitting an application by mail, please include:
2.1 Filled in and signed application form(s) Download and all required documents
2.2 a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage stamps is required (envelope size 20 cm x 27 cm and 235 NOK of stamp with track number from Posten)
The Embassy will not be responsible for lost, damage, delay or misdirected mail.
Please note that there are some nationalities that require:
1. Additional documents (see at the bottom of this page)
2. Health Requirement (see at the bottom of this page)
A visa to enter into Thailand is considered by Thai authorities as a privilege extended to that particular applicant, not a right nor a commodity. The visa may be refused or canceled by officers in charge. When applying for visas from the Thai Embassy, it is advisable to be courteous and cooperative, failure to do so may result in delay or refusal to process your application.
Thai Ministry of Public Health – Includes links to a hospital in Thailand, Health Situation and Trends in Thailand, etc.
- Thai Food and Drug Administration
- Guidance for Travellers under Treatment Carrying Personal Medications Containing Narcotic Drugs/Psychotropic Substances into/out of Thailand
- Application for Bringing Prescriptions Containing Controlled Substances into Thailand – This form must be submitted at least two weeks before traveling to Thailand and must be approved by the Thai Food and Drug Administration BEFORE bringing controlled medications into Thailand. Forms can be faxed to FDA in Thailand at (+66) 25918471 or sent via email to email@example.com. Not if submitting form by e-mail or fax, the original must be sent via post. Please see “Guidance for Travellers under treatment carrying personal medications containing narcotic drugs/psychotropic substances into/out of Thailand” above for specific requirements.
- Frequently asked questions about bringing prescription medication in and out of Thailand
- List of Insurance Providers in Thailand
Please do not contact the consulate for additional information regarding bringing restricted medications to Thailand. You will need to contact the Thai Food and Drug Administration directly see website: http://www.fda.moph.go.th/sites/FDA_EN/Pages/Main.aspx
Please be aware that Thai Immigration’s recent crack down on visa runners is aimed at visa runners who abuse the visa exemption program for the purpose of working in Thailand. “Visa runners” refers to foreigners who leave Thailand to a neighboring country for a brief stay and then return to Thailand for another 15 or 30-day stay without any type of visa. The visa exemption program is for the purpose of tourism only. At present, Thai Immigration will take measures of warning and advising visa runners to obtain the proper visa. However, beginning August 12, 2014, Thai Immigration will begin prohibiting visa runners from entering Thailand. Those wishing to enter Thailand for purposes other than tourism are advised to secure the proper visa prior to their arrival in Thailand.
About visa please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org