Thailand is a favorite destination among many travelers because of its beauty, delicious food and affordability. Since the pandemic, Thailand, like most countries’ tourism industries took a hit. 

After almost a year of a struggling tourism industry, Thailand is slowly reopening and working towards reviving its industry. 

Here’s what you need to know about Thailand’s updated COVID-19 entry requirements.

There are two different visas for tourists — the TR visa (Tourism Visa 60 days) which all countries can apply for and the STV Long Stay Visa (Special Tourist Visa 90 days) which only low-risk countries may apply for.

Low risk countries are: Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, China, Cuba, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Hong Kong, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Macao, Mongolia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Korea, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Uruguay and Vietnam. 

In order to visit Thailand, you must visit the Thai embassy/consulate in the U.S. and apply for a visa.

Young tourist woman riding on the Bangkok ferry boat

In addition to a visa, travelers must show proof of negative COVID-19 PCR results taken 3 days before flying. Travelers will be given a second test when landing in Thailand. 

If a traveler tests positive upon arrival, they will be taken to a state hospital and asked to quarantine. 

Travelers will also have to show proof of travel and medical insurance that covers COVID-19 for at least $100,000 in treatment and medical expenses. 

All travelers must wear a mask at all times when in public places and abide by social distancing rules.