Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE) during COVID Pandemic

Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE) during COVID Pandemic

11 Jul 2020

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Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE)
( The following regulations applied during 
COVID-19 situation until further notice )

 

All eligible travellers travelling to Thailand are required to have a valid Visa and a Certificate of Entry (COE) to enter Thailand. 

The Embassy requires 3-15 business days to process the visa including the mailing time. 

PLEASE SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FOR VISA  DIRECTLY TO THE ROYAL THAI EMBASSY IN OTTAWA OR THE ROYAL THAI CONSULATE-GENERAL IN VANCOUVER ONLY.

 

 

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Under the Declaration of an Emergency Situation, Eligible travellers who are allowed to enter Thailand are as follows:

A) Diplomats and officials of international organisations

B) Work permit holders 

C) Non-Thai who are going to work in Thailand

D) Family members of Thai nationals (spouse/child/parent)

E) Medical treatment in Thailand

F) Students attending schools and universitites in Thailand

G) Non-Thai nationals who have the Residence Permanent Status

H) Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country or have been granted permission by the Prime Minister:

H1 - Thailand long stay retirement visa (O-A & O-X) and Non-Immigration (Retirement) (90 days) 

H2 - Thailand Privilege Cardholder/ Thai Elite Card holder

H3 - Media production or Filming

I) Tourist (TR)

 

Currently, the following types of visas are NOT permitted to enter Thailand: Transit passengers (TS), Sports visa holders (S), Monks and other religious visa holders (R) and their spouses or children, Volunteers (O), and non-formal students visa holders (such as language schools, diving schools, boxing schools, Thai massage, cooking school). Due to a high number of infection rate, the APEC card holders and the applicants who are currently in Canada and wish to obtain Special Tourist Visa (STV) do not fall under the categories that could enter Thailand at the moment, please check back regularly for any updates.

 

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REPATRIATION FLIGHT

The Embasssy will have a repatriation flight departing Toronto on 8 December 2020 at 00:10 AM (Toronto localtime), arrive in Thailand on 9 December 2020 at 14:05 PM (Thailand local time).

 

General steps to travel to Thailand by a repatriation flight arranged by Thai government agencies for eligible travellers

(If departing from Vancouver, please contact the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver directly)

1. The applicant must submit the required documents for Visa (if needed) to the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa via postal mail/courier ONLY or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver. Please include a cover letter stating that you would like to travel to Thailand by a repatriation flight.

2. The Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver will review your application case by case.  

3. Once approved, the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver will send you the instructions to purchase the ticket with the airline details.

4.You need to book a hotel (Alternative State Quarantine - ASQ). Please book directly with an approved ASQ hotel and make your payment (http://www.hsscovid.com/). Your name(s) should be indicated clearly on ASQ hotel confirmation, along with the correct date of your arrival flight to BKK.

5. Send a copy of your e-ticket confirmationfrom Cathay Pacific Airline and a copy of your paid ASQ hotel confirmation to the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa by 30 November 2020 at 15.00 hrs (Ottawa local Time) via email visa@thaiembassy.ca 

6. You need to have a copy of your health insurance policy with coverage including COVID related treatment in Thailand in the amount no less than 100,000 USD for a period of at least 3-month validity from the date of departure and it should cover your period of your stay in Thailand*

7. You will need to apply for a COE online. Please visit this link https://ottawa.thaiembassy.org/en/content/thailand-s-coe-registration-guideline-for-air-trav?cate=5f069ee272a783584326eaf5

8. You need to obtain a COVID-19 lab test result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected. The COVID test must be by RT-PCR method (the method must be clearly indicated on the form).  The lab test result must also clearly indicate that has been “issued” or “reported” within 72 hours before departure time. THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

9. You need to contact a doctor to obtain a fit-to-fly health certificate (issued within 72 hours before departure time).  The doctor MUST INDICATE CLEARLY on the document that you are “FIT-TO-FLY” or “FIT-TO-TRAVEL”. THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

***There is NO OFFICIAL FORM for a fit-to-fly certificate. Please DO NOT use forms found on the internet.  Some passengers on previous repatriation flights were denied boarding because they used forms found via google search that did not contain the word “FIT-TO-FLY” or “FIT-TO-TRAVEL”.***

10. Send your fit-to-fly health certificate and COVID-19 lab test result that have been issued within 72 hours before your departure time to the Embassy for references via email visa@thaiembassy.ca.

***Your fit-to-fly health certificate and COVID-19 lab test result must be two separate documents. It is your responsibility to present these two documents upon check-in with the airline and on your arrival in Thailand. If you travel with the repatriation flight on 8 December 2020, your fit-to-fly health certificate and COVID-19 lab test result must be “issued” or “reported” on 5, 6 or 7 December 2020. 

***Failure to follow any of the above steps can result in REFUSAL to board your flight at the airport!!

 

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COMMERCIAL FLIGHT

General steps to travel to Thailand by commercial flight for eligible travellers

1. The applicant must submit the required documents for Visa (if needed) to the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa via postal mail/courier ONLY or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver. Please include a cover letter stating that you would like to travel to Thailand by a commercial flight.

2. The Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver will review your application case by case.  

3. Once approved, the Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver will issue an appropriate visa for you and send it back by a return enveloppe that you provided.

4. You need to book a hotel (Alternative State Quarantine - ASQ). Please book directly with an approved ASQ hotel and make your payment (http://www.hsscovid.com/). Your name(s) should be indicated clearly on ASQ hotel confirmation, along with the correct date of your arrival flight to BKK.

5. You need to have e-ticket confirmation from the airline. 

6. You need to have a copy of your health insurance policy with coverage including COVID related treatment in Thailand in the amount no less than 100,000 USD for a period of at least 3-month validity from the date of departure and it should cover your period of your stay in Thailand*

7. You will need to apply for a COE online. Please visit this link https://ottawa.thaiembassy.org/en/content/thailand-s-coe-registration-guideline-for-air-trav?cate=5f069ee272a783584326eaf5

8. You need to obtain a COVID-19 lab test result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected. The COVID test must be by RT-PCR method (the method must be clearly indicated on the form).  The lab test result must also clearly indicate that has been “issued” or “reported” within 72 hours before departure time. THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

9. You need to contact a doctor to obtain a fit-to-fly health certificate (issued within 72 hours before departure time).  The doctor MUST INDICATE CLEARLY on the document that you are “FIT-TO-FLY” or “FIT-TO-TRAVEL”. THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

***There is NO OFFICIAL FORM for a fit-to-fly certificate. Please DO NOT use forms found on the internet.  Some passengers on previous repatriation flights were denied boarding because they used forms found via google search that did not contain the word “FIT-TO-FLY” or “FIT-TO-TRAVEL”.***

***Your fit-to-fly health certificate and COVID-19 lab test result must be two separate documents. It is your responsibility to present these two documents upon check-in with the airline and on your arrival in Thailand.  

***Failure to follow any of the above steps can result in REFUSAL to board your flight at the airport!!

 

       

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How to obtain Certificate of Entry (COE) for ELIGIBLE travellers

1. Verify if you are eligible to travel to Thailand

2. If you are eligible traveller, are you holding a valid visa? 

           2.1 Yes, you are. You need to apply for the Certificate of Entry online. Please visit this link     https://ottawa.thaiembassy.org/en/content/thailand-s-coe-registration-guideline-for-air-trav?cate=5f069ee272a783584326eaf5

          2.2 No, you are not. You need to apply for a visa. Please send all required documents for a visa via postal mail or courier to the Thai Embassy in Ottawa, 180 Island Park Drive, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0A2. Once you received your visa, you need to apply for the Certificate of Entry online. Please visit this link https://ottawa.thaiembassy.org/en/content/thailand-s-coe-registration-guideline-for-air-trav?cate=5f069ee272a783584326eaf5

 

***Beginning on 1 November 2020, eligible Non-Thai nationals who have a valid visa who wish to travel to Thailand MUST register for the COE online at the following website: coethailand.mfa.go.th

 

 

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Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ)

All non-Thai passengers will be subject to a 14-day quarantine at their own expenses at one of the facilities for Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) that have been approved by the Thai authorities. 

***For the updated ASQ list and package details, please visit  

http://www.hsscovid.com or 

https://www.facebook.com/Alternative-State-Quarantine-105755234490444 **** 

List of ASQ and ALQ as of 10 November, 2020 attached at the end of page.

For further information, please contact us via email: visa@thaiembassy.ca

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**Every passenger who wishes to enter Thailand shall comply with Disease Prevention Measures for the Persons Entering the Kingdom to Prevent the Spread of the COVID-19 Disease Annexed to the Order of the Centre for the Administration of the Situation due to the Outbreak of the Communicable Disease Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) No. 7/2563 Issued on 30 June B.E. 2563 (2020)**

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Documents

T8_Form.pdf
Declaration_Form-General.doc
Declaration_Form-Diplomat.doc
visa-application-form_1.pdf
visa-OA-additional-form.pdf
visa_medical-certificate-form_for_OA_visa.pdf
ASQ_and_ALQ_list.pdf