Important Travel Document Information – Please Read – Visa Exemption Thailand
The UK passport holders are allowed to travel to Thailand without a visa as long as it is for the purpose of tourism along with 71 other countries. However, they are only allowed to stay for a maximum of 30 days through the Visa Exemption Program. You may extend your permit to stay at any local immigration office.
UK Nationals travelling to Thailand are not required to apply for a visa, however you may need a visa depending on the purpose of travel and period of stay. Following are the visa options available to travel to Thailand.
|Tourist Visa||Business Visa||Transit Visa||F Visa F: For conducting official duties|
|B Visa||IM Visa||IB Visa||F Visa F: For conducting official duties|
T8 Form – Health Declaration, a form that is required to be filled in by all travellers entering Thailand. It is part of the initiative by the Thai government or Thai authorities to monitor travellers entering Thailand and to contain the spread of the COVID-19.
Passport (6 months validity)
Download “ThailandPlus” Application
Proof of onward travel itinerary and adequate funds
Copy of confirmed ASQ hotel booking for quarantine program
Copy of confirmed SHA+ hotel booking for sandbox program
COVID-19 test result with a laboratory result stating that COVID-19 is undetected (COVID-19 test must be performed using the RT-PCR method). The test must be taken within 72 hours before departure.
Copy of insurance policy with COVID-19 coverage and a minimum of $50,000 – print the insurance certificate as well as all pages of the COVID-19 coverage and medical benefits terms and conditions.
For COVID-19 Travel Insurance, there is coverage that one should make sure of upon purchasing their insurance. The insurance required in Thailand that must be purchased must include the following coverages:
Coverage of medical costs, minimum of $50,000.
Coverage of life insurance, which will cover the worst-case scenario. For example, the death of a traveller.
Coverage of unexpected events due to Covid-19. For example, missed return flights due to Covid-19.
The COVID-19 Insurance is important for the sake of the travellers. In case of a positive RT-PCR result from the COVID-19 test, one will not have to worry about expenses for the purchased COVID-19 insurance. From medications to doctors and everything else that is related to the COVID-19 emergency.
Applying for the Thailand Pass
In order to enter Thailand, British travellers must obtain a Thailand Pass QR code. This QR code will allow the traveller to enter Thailand on a specific date and flight details. The traveller must apply for the Thailand Pass at least 5 to 7 working days prior to the intended date of travel. This is to give more time if problems arise during the online application process.
The first stage is to register online by filling in your personal details and uploading supporting documents such as a copy of your passport, a copy of the valid visa (if any), and COVID-19 travel insurance. In this stage, you will also select if you are entering under the Test-and-Go, Quarantine, or the Sandbox program.
After successfully providing all the requirements, you will receive your Thailand Pass QR code through an email.
Flights to Thailand from the UK
The most popular direct trip from the United Kingdom to Thailand is from London to Bangkok, which takes roughly 12 hours 15 minutes and lands at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport or Phuket International Airport if the flight is a direct flight. Airlines that fly directly to Thailand include:
For indirect flights:
If you are traveling to Thailand under the Phuket Sandbox, Krabi Sandbox, and Phang-Nga Sandbox, please book a flight to Phuket Airport without stopping in Bangkok.
Note: Before boarding to travel to Thailand, it is suggested to prepare the documents for staff to easily check if you are eligible to travel.