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Thailand visa & entry requirements

Thailand visa information

Do I need a visa to go to Thailand?

Sometimes. Citizens of the UK, Australia, New Zealand, most EU countries, Canada and the United States do not require a visa to visit Thailand for up to 30 days. If entering Thailand by land border then they will usually only be granted a visa valid for 15 days.

EU citizens and other nationals not listed above should check with the Thai Embassy in their country of residence for the most up-to-date information.

If required, how do I arrange a Thailand visa?

In the event of a visa being required (see above), arrangements should be made with the Thai Embassy in the advance of your departure to Thailand. It is usually a single entry visa that allows you to travel in the country for 60 days. Many embassies offer an express service as well as a multiple entry visa, both at additional cost.

You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Thailand. 

Proof on onward travel is required if flying into Thailand on a one-way flight (i.e. without an exit flight from Thailand). If proof is requested, your Selective Asia itinerary is sufficient proof of your onward travel arrangements.

Entry & Covid-19 testing requirements.

The following information is based on each adult traveller being full vaccinated. The vaccination requirements for children vary (and change continuously) however we can advise on this. For unvaccinated travellers the entry requirements are far more prohibitive and in many cases not possible at all – please check the (or your home country’s equivalent) website for full details.

Do I need a PCR test before travelling to Thailand?


What else will I need in advance of travel?

  1. Your NHS Covid Pass (or country equivalent). You should check that the name on your passport matches how it is displayed by NHS COVID at least 4 weeks before you travel. If the names are different, contact your GP practice to have your details updated.

What will I need to do on arrival in Thailand

There is temperature check/health screening at your arrival airport.

And finally...

Entry and testing requirements change regularly, we will do all we can to keep you updated of any changes, however you must please check at regularly for any updates (and certainly within the 7 days before you travel).

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