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I've been helping friends navigate the Thailand Pass system so thought I'd cobble up a quick user guide to the system. 

What needs to be uploaded into the Thailand Pass system?

Documents

Passport

This is pretty easy.  Just take a pic of your main passport page with your phone.   You might need to compress the photo so that it is less than 5MB.  If so just use a free resize website such as https://picresize.com/

Thai Visa (if required)

If you are planning a visa free entry, the stamp at the airport, then there is nothing to do.  This stamp was 30 days.  I believe it is temporarily 45 days though.

Certificate of Vaccination

I've heard it helps if you have a QR to prove your vaccination but if you don't have one just take a pic of your vaccination certificate and then make sure it is compressed below 5 MB.

Paid AQ / SHA+ hotel reservation confirmation (for the duration of 1 day and including the fee for one RT-PCR test)

Here are some eligible Pattaya Test and Go hotels including contact info.   It's only 1 night so room quality doesn't matter much.  Location doesn't matter much each as with the Bolt app you can to your hotel or condo for easily under 100 baht max including tip.  Each hotel is affiliated with a hospital which you will be taken to if you flunk your Covid test so hospital reputation might be more important hotel reputation.  I'd want to go to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital so the Beverly Hotel would be my choice and as a bonus it is also the cheapest hotel.  You must book directly with the hotel.  No third party websites such as Agoda.

http://www.ladyboyreview.com/index.php?/topic/9741-test-and-go-pattaya-hotel-emails/

 

Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD

This coverage is not overly expensive and is generally guaranteed approval.  One example is Luma Thailand Pass.  Buy it and then upload the insurance document into Thailand Pass.  Some of these special policies may only cover you in Thailand so you would choose as the effective date the day your plane will land in Thailand. 

Here's the website to which you would be uploading documents:

https://tp.consular.go.th/en/plan

 

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5 hours ago, Pdoggg said:

I've been helping friends navigate the Thailand Pass system so thought I'd cobble up a quick user guide to the system. 

What needs to be uploaded into the Thailand Pass system?

Documents

Passport

This is pretty easy.  Just take a pic of your main passport page with your phone.   You might need to compress the photo so that it is less than 5MB.  If so just use a free resize website such as https://picresize.com/

Thai Visa (if required)

If you are planning a visa free entry, the stamp at the airport, then there is nothing to do.  This stamp was 30 days.  I believe it is temporarily 45 days though.

Certificate of Vaccination

I've heard it helps if you have a QR to prove your vaccination but if you don't have one just take a pic of your vaccination certificate and then make sure it is compressed below 5 MB.

Paid AQ / SHA+ hotel reservation confirmation (for the duration of 1 day and including the fee for one RT-PCR test)

Here are some eligible Pattaya Test and Go hotels including contact info.   It's only 1 night so room quality doesn't matter much.  Location doesn't matter much each as with the Bolt app you can to your hotel or condo for easily under 100 baht max including tip.  Each hotel is affiliated with a hospital which you will be taken to if you flunk your Covid test so hospital reputation might be more important hotel reputation.  I'd want to go to Bangkok Pattaya Hospital so the Beverly Hotel would be my choice and as a bonus it is also the cheapest hotel.  You must book directly with the hotel.  No third party websites such as Agoda.

http://www.ladyboyreview.com/index.php?/topic/9741-test-and-go-pattaya-hotel-emails/

 

Insurance with minimum coverage of 50,000 USD

This coverage is not overly expensive and is generally guaranteed approval.  One example is Luma Thailand Pass.  Buy it and then upload the insurance document into Thailand Pass.  Some of these special policies may only cover you in Thailand so you would choose as the effective date the day your plane will land in Thailand. 

Here's the website to which you would be uploading documents:

https://tp.consular.go.th/en/plan

 

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to think I have seen a prohibition on people travelling to Thailand via another country apart from their own, in the previous 21 days. Is that correct?. if so, that will cause me some problems as I was planning to go via China,(and staying a few days), after it opens. (If ever).

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5 hours ago, Woodie said:

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to think I have seen a prohibition on people travelling to Thailand via another country apart from their own, in the previous 21 days. Is that correct?. if so, that will cause me some problems as I was planning to go via China,(and staying a few days), after it opens. (If ever).

Woodie, I am not even close to being an expert on the new regulations especially since these rules don't affect me personally.   So guys, please verify everything in this thread independently.

My understanding is as long as you have been only in approved countries for 21 days you're OK.  OZ, NZ, and China are all on the approved list.  I believe you can bounce around from approved counrty to approved country.Off the top of my head the only forum members who are not currently eligible for Test and Go are Imran Kahn and a guy who works in Iraq.

List of Current Approved Countries

Australia

Austria

Bahrain

Belgium

Bhutan

Brunei

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

Chile

China

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hong kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kuwait

Laos

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Oman

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Korea

Romania

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vietnam

 

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1 hour ago, Pdoggg said:

Woodie, I am not even close to being an expert on the new regulations especially since these rules don't affect me personally.   So guys, please verify everything in this thread independently.

My understanding is as long as you have been only in approved countries for 21 days you're OK.  OZ, NZ, and China are all on the approved list.  I believe you can bounce around from approved counrty to approved country.Off the top of my head the only forum members who are not currently eligible for Test and Go are Imran Kahn and a guy who works in Iraq.

List of Current Approved Countries

Australia

Austria

Bahrain

Belgium

Bhutan

Brunei

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

Chile

China

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hong kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kuwait

Laos

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Oman

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Korea

Romania

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vietnam

 

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48 minutes ago, Quietguy said:

I have read that though you need to have the Thailand Pass, QR code and supporting documents on your phone, you should also have paper copies to show at airport.

Even though the Thailand Pass is supposed to be that you only need to have your QR code scanned and then good for entry, it's still a good idea to have the paper copies as back up ready to show if need be. Richard Barrow had a situatiion where the Thai airlines staff did not even have a QR reader to scan His QR code regarding His insurance.

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12 hours ago, Woodie said:

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to think I have seen a prohibition on people travelling to Thailand via another country apart from their own, in the previous 21 days. Is that correct?. if so, that will cause me some problems as I was planning to go via China,(and staying a few days), after it opens. (If ever).

This was a question I had as well. I had a more recent and reputable source to help answer your question but can't find it now. But he the Bangkok Post (October 30th) pretty much summed it up:

"Fully vaccinated visitors from the 46 listed countries are required to have stayed at least 21 days in one or more of those countries before travelling to Thailand. They can stay 10 days in the US, for example, another 10 days in France and one day in Hong Kong. The total is 21 days, then they can fly to Thailand, Mr Naruechai said."

 

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