Test and Go Thailand

On the 1st of February 2022, Thailand resumed having new applications for the country’s Test and Go Program. With this program, fully vaccinated tourists who travel by air from any country will be able to enter the country with no quarantine requirements. 

 

In this program, tourists will only need to be tested for COVID-19 when they arrive in their SHA+ hotels and get a negative result. Then you will need to go back to their SHA+ Hotels for a second COVID-19 test. 

What is Thailand’s “Test and Go” program? 

The “test and go” program is, also sometimes referred to as “Exemption from Quarantine”, is one of the latest programs that Thailand’s government implemented to encourage travellers to visit Thailand. 

 

The program began on the 1st of November 2021, and only visitors from pilot regions and countries were eligible for the program. However, the government suspended the program in December 2021. 

 

As of the 1st of February in 2022, the government decided to recommence the “Test and Go” program. Under the renewed program, tourists from all countries travelling to Thailand via air travel and who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible for this program. 

What is the difference between Test & Go and Sandbox? 

Under Thailand’s “Test and Go” program, tourists can travel all over Thailand after they’ve received a positive result on their first COVID-19 test. However, on your fifth day, you must stay in any of the SHA Plus + Hotels with a partnered hospital while you wait for your second test’s results. 

What are the requirements for the Test and Go program? 

You will need to meet some requirements to be eligible for the “Test and go” program. These requirements include the following: 

  • COVID-19 Travel Insurance: Your COVID-19 travel insurance policy coverage shouldn’t be less than US$ 50 000.
  • A COVID-19 Recovery or Vaccination certificate. Keep in mind that any tourists younger than 18 years old won’t need this certification if they travel with a legal guardian or a parent. 
  • The day one hotel confirmation letter confirmations that you’ve pre-paid for accommodation, airport transfer and RT-PCR test. The letter needs to be issued by one of the approved Alternative Quarantine (AQ) or SHA + Hotels. 
  • You will also need the same letter issued for day five or six. 

Packages for Test and Go Travelers 

Since Thailand resumed the Test and Go program for tourists, a list of approved AQ and SHA+ Hotels is provided to travellers. 

Test and Go Bangkok 

Below is a list of approved test and go hotels located in Bangkok. The hotels include the following:

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit

The Continent Hotel Bangkok by Compass Hospitality

The Salil Hotel Sukhumvit 57 – Thonglor

Sinsuvarn Airport Suite

Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

Arte Hotel

The Sukosol

Centre Point Silom River View Hotel

Jasmine Resort Hotel

 

Test and Go Pattaya 

Below is a list of approved test and go hotels located in Pattaya. The hotels include the following:

Amari Pattaya

Hotel J Residence

The Green Park Resort

Cholchan Pattaya Beach Resort

Sunshine Vista Hotel

Siam Bayshore Resort Pattaya

Royal Cliff Beach Hotel

J Inspired Hotel Pattaya

Citrus Grande Hotel Pattaya

Golden Tulip Pattaya Beach Resort

Test and Go Phuket 

Below is a list of approved test and go hotels located in Pattaya. The hotels include the following:

Crest Resort & Pool Villas

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket

Kalima Resort & Spa

Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong

The Nature Phuket

Oceanfront Beach Resort

The Lantern Resorts Patong

The Senses Resort & Pool Villas Phuket

How to enter Thailand with the “Test and Go” program? 

Step One: Apply for Thailand Pass 

You apply for the Thailand Pass Test and Go Program 2022 via https://tp.consular.go.th/.

 

Remember that the processing time could take three to seven business days. So you’ll need to apply at least seven business days before you plan to travel to Thailand. 

 

To apply for the Test and Go program, you must bring the necessary documents mentioned above. 

 

You can upload the QR code of your vaccination documents to make the application process go a lot quicker. 

 

If you managed to get your Thailand Pass under the Test and Go program before the government suspended the program in December 2021, you wouldn’t need to re-apply. Your Thailand pass from this period will still remain valid. 

 

Step Two: Get tested for COVID-19 

The second step will involve going through the COVID 19 RT-PCR test and hopefully getting a negative test result within three days of leaving for Thailand. 

 

In some cases, airlines will request that you take the test three days before your flight to Thailand. If you’ve had COVID-19 before your trip, you will need a medical certificate stating that you’ve recovered. The certificate will need to be dated between 14 to 90 days of your departure date. 

 

Children younger than six years and travelling with their parents won’t need to undergo the pre-departure RT-PCR test. 

Step Three: When you arrive, do the 1st RT-PCR test 

When tourists first arrive at the airport or their hotel or designated venue, they have to undergo the first RT-PCR test and wait for the result in their hotel room. Children and adults must be tested for COVID-19. 

If the test is negative, you will travel all over Thailand. You will also be able to take the second RT-PCR test on the fifth day of your trip. 

 

However, if you test positive for COVID-19, officials will refer you for the necessary medical treatment. The tourists will be responsible for the medical expenses. In some cases, insurance policies might not pay for your isolation expenses. 

Step Four: On day five, do the 2nd RT-PCR test 

On the fifth day of your trip, tourists will need to go through the second RT-PCR test at an approved hotel or approved venue. Just like with the first test, you will need to wait for the test result in your hotel room. 

 

Just like the first test, if you test negative for COVID-19, you will be allowed to travel anywhere in the country. If you test positive, you need to receive the necessary medical treatment. 

How to Follow Up on the Status of Application 

Typically, the application process shouldn’t take three to seven business days. However, if this process takes longer than seven days, you can contact the Thailand Pass system via email or telephone. You will be able to send an email to the following addresses: 

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