Visa and Certificate of Entry for Non-Thai nationals who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand (except for treatment for COVID-19), including their accompanying persons of no more than 3 accompanying immediate family members)
Visa and Certificate of Entry for Non-Thai nationals who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand (except for treatment for COVID-19), including their accompanying persons (no more than 3 accompanying immediate family members)
Applicant contacts hospital in Thailand that has been approved by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) to receive foreign patients and quarantine foreign patient and to send a request to the Department of Health Service Support (HSS), along with (1.1) Confirmation Letter (1.2) Affidavit of Support (1.3) Summary Form of Vehicles for Patients and other related documents such as a passport.
If approved, HSS will send the list of approved patients and accompanying family members to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the Embassy to issue a Certificate of Entry (COE) and visa.
The applicant contact the embassy/consulates-general by following the procedures below.
1. At least 15 working days before the intended date of travel, the applicant must fill in the information and upload all required documents online here
2. The Royal Thai Embassy / Consulates-General will review the application. If the applicant requires a visa, the applicant may submit the following documents through mail to the Royal Thai Embassy (ATTN: Visa Section) or Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York:
2.2 Two passport-size photographs (2″x 2″)
2.3 Visa application form (Download) (if the applicant does not have a valid visa to enter Thailand)
2.4 Declaration Form (Download)
2.5 Copy of Confirmation Letter with the stamp from MOPH (Letter of certification from the hospital in Thailand confirming the admission of the patient and arrangement of quarantine within the hospital for the period of at least 14 days (for the patient and their attendants))
2.6 Copy of Affidavit of Support Letter with the stamp from MOPH (for family members)
2.7 Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand)
2.8 Proof of adequate finance to cover stay in Thailand (such as bank statement)
**The patient can be accompanied by 3 people at maximum and they need to be quarantined at the same hospital as the patient and the period of their stay in Thailand needs to be at least 14 days**
2.9 Self-addressed return envelope and visa fee (Money order- $80 for single entry / $200 for multiple entries) if the applicant does not have a valid visa.
3. At the departure airport, the approved applicant is required to present
3.1 A “Certificate of Entry into the Kingdom of Thailand” issued by The Royal Thai Embassy.
3.2 A Medical insurance covering all expenditures of medical treatment, including COVID-19, while traveling to Thailand in an amount of at least 100,000 USD (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand).
3.3 A Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure
3.4 A ‘Fit to Fly Health Certificate’ issued no more than 72 hours before departure
4. Upon entry to Thailand,
Travelers arriving in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic must present the following documents
4.1 COE and Declaration Form
4.2 Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure
4.3 Fit-to-fly/Fit-to-travel Health Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure
5. If granted entry, a traveler must go through 14 days of Hospital Quarantine (even if medical treatment finishes before 14 days) at their own expense