Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE) during COVID-19 situation
Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE)
( The following regulations applied during COVID-19 situation until further notice )
By virtue of Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005) and Section 11 of the State Administration Act B.E. 2534 (1991), the entry to Thailand is permitted for particular persons in the exempted list. The list for non-Thai nationals includes the following:
(1) Exempted persons or persons who are specified, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister or Chief official responsible for remedying the emergency situation to enter into the Kingdom pertaining to necessity, whereby conditions and time frames may also be prescribed;
(2) Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under International organizations, or representatives of foreign governments or agencies performing their duties in Thailand, or any other persons in international agencies, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission pertaining to necessity, including their spouse, parents, or children; (click here for more information)
(3) Non-Thai nationals who are spouses, parents, or children of Thai nationals (click here for more information)
(4) Non-Thai nationals who have a certificate of residence, or have been permitted to take up residency in the Kingdom; (click here for more information)
(5) Non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or have been granted permission to work in the Kingdom in accordance with Thai laws, including their spouses or children; (click here for more information)
(6) Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational establishments in Thailand approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians, except for students of non-formal schools in accordance with laws on private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments; (click here for more information)
(7) Non-Thai nationals who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand, including their accompanying persons, except for treatment for COVID-19 (click here for more information)
Persons under 2 – 7 must apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at the Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulates-General and obtain a visa (if they do not already have one) *at least 15 working days* before the intended date of travel.
Currently, the following types of visas are NOT permitted to enter Thailand: Tourists visa (TR), Transit visa (TS), Sports visa (S), Monks and other religious visa (R), Retirement visa (O-A/O-X), Thailand Privilege Card (Elite card), Volunteers (O), and non-formal students visa holders (such as language schools, diving schools, boxing schools).
Regarding flights to Thailand, please be advised that normal commercial passenger flights into Thailand have been suspended until further notice. Nevertheless, the Thai Government organizes repatriation flights for Thai nationals to return to Thailand on a regular basis. For the coming month, repatriation flights on various airlines have been scheduled for the following days:
Arriving in Thailand on 31 July 2020 – Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines/American Airlines
If you wish to travel to Thailand on one of the above flights, please contact the travel agents authorized by the airlines directly to see if they can accommodate you.