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This information has been updated on 23 December, 2021.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an update on the latest announcement published last night (22 December, 2021) in the Royal Thai Government Gazette that officially orders a temporary suspension of the Thailand Pass for all new applications under the Living in the Blue Zone Sandbox Destinations entry programme (except the Phuket Sandbox), effective from 22 December, 2021.

Travellers, who have already received a Thailand Pass QR code, who will be entering Thailand before 24 December, 2021, will be allowed to enter under the existing conditions of the scheme.

Travellers who have already received a Thailand Pass QR code, and will be entering Thailand from 24 December, 2021 onwards will be subject to the requirements as follows:

  • They must have proof of a confirmed payment for at least a 7-day stay at an approved accommodation; such as, a SHA++ hotel, within a Blue Zone Sandbox destination.
    The prepayment must also include the expenses for 1 RT-PCR test.
  • They must undergo their second COVID-19 test using the RT-PCR technique (not ATK self-test) at government-designated facilities on Day 5-6 of their stay, or when they experience respiratory symptoms (no additional cost). The test must be arranged by their respective prepaid accommodation.

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