Thailand has introduced a new registration system for both locals and foreigners travelers. The move is designed to increase security and improve the experience of visitors entering the country. Foreigners will be able to register online by providing some basic information, including their passport number and contact details, which will then be verified with Thai immigration authorities. The main information that the system collects is information related to travel and health including your vaccination status.
What is Thailand Pass?
It is a digital application that has been introduced recently. Its aim is to improve tourism in Thailand, help collect data for research and development purposes as well as provide additional security measures. Traveler’s app must register their details before travelling. Once you register on Thailand Pass, a QR code will be generated, which will then serve as your traveler profile. It will streamline everything for the Thai immigration authorities. When you travel to Thailand, the authorities can scan the QR code and it will show all the information that you entered in the system.
You can opt for different schemes when travelling to the Thailand. These schemes include
- Alternative quarantine
- Sandbox program
- Exemption from quarantine scheme
Travelers who have been fully vaccinated can opt for exemption from quarantine scheme. No matter what scheme you choose you have to get Thailand Pass first. The documentation requirement varies with the scheme you want to opt.
Exemption from quarantine scheme
- Thai visa (if required)
- vaccination proof
- Advance dues paid including hotel reservation confirmation (1 day). This also includes fee for one RT-PCR test
- Travel Insurance with minimum coverage of $50,000.
The next scheme is the Sandbox program.
- Visa (if required)
- Proof of vaccination of Vaccination
- Advance dues paid including hotel reservation confirmation (7 day). This also includes fee for one RT-PCR test and Antigen Self-Test Kit.
- Insurance that offers a minimum coverage of $50,000.
The third scheme is alternative quarantine. The documents required for alternative quarantine are as following.
- Thai Visa (if required)
- Paid AQ hotel reservation confirmation (fully paid or deposit at least 15,000 THB / 500 USD) (including the fee for two RT-PCR tests)
- $50000 insurance coverage (minimum)
- Proof of payment for a Hotel reservation ( You can also deposit $500 and fees for 2 RT-PCR test if you haven’t fully paid the hotel reservation)>
To apply for the Thailand Pass:
You can apply for the Thailand Pass through their official website. If you are not sure about the application process then Natvisa can help you with that. We can help you apply for the Thailand Pass. Hiring an experience professional that deals with immigration on a daily basis can give you a lot of comfort in knowing that your process in being handled by professionals.
The next step is to choose the scheme of entry from the three schemes mentioned above. There you will have to enter your personal details. Please mention the details correctly. Upload all the mentioned documents. If you miss out on any of the documents then you application will be denied. Once you register, you will get a confirmation email of the regeneration. Then you have to wait for the Thailand pass approval.
If you aren’t familiar with the process and you are looking for help then look no further than Natvisa. We are here to help you with all your visa needs. We can guide you and streamline the application process for your Thailand Pass.
Delay in Approval
Make sure you register at least 7 days before your exact travelling date. Passengers travelling from countries that share their PKI QR Code information with Thailand can expect that their applications will be approved automatically (in case they are vaccinated). If the passengers are from any other country than it can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days to get the Thailand pass? Another reason for delay in approval can be that the information you mentioned in your documents wasn’t well or if there are any other document related discrepancies present in the process.