COE APPLICATION & FLIGHT TO THAILAND

COE APPLICATION & FLIGHT TO THAILAND

18 May 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Guidelines until October 31, 2021

[Scroll down for requirements from 1 November 2021]

 

Applying Visa Application Period

  • *3 weeks before the travel date

Visa Processing Time

  • *3 working days of a complete application.
  • *The processing time can take longer in certain cases.
  • *This processing time excludes the mailing of applications to the Consulate and the return of passports to applicants.

Applying COE Application Period

  • *7 working days before the travel date.

COE Processing Time

  • *3 working days of a complete application.

*Please make sure that the application has been submitted accordingly and that will not be affected the travel date. A separate application is needed for each person (regardless of age).

 

Application for a Certificate of Entry (COE)

 

Required documents for COE Application
     - Passport information page
     - Proof of Vaccination Certificate (if any). For Phuket Sandbox or Samui Plus, applicants are requested to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
     - Thai visa or re-entry permit (if any)
     - Medical insurance
     - Plane ticket
     - Proof of payment for Alternative Quarantine (AQ)
     - Proof of payment for SHA Plus and RT-PCR COVID-19 test fees for Phuket Sandbox or Samui plus applicants only

     Once granted a Visa or if travellers already hold a valid Thai visa or qualify for the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme travellers must apply for a COE via https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/

     From 1 October 2021, the following quarantine period applies for entry into Thailand:

     - A quarantine period of 7 days for international travellers who have been fully vaccinated with the vaccines approved by the Thai authorities.

     *Travellers must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to their departure date.

     - A quarantine period of 10 days for unvaccinated international travellers and travellers who are not fully vaccinated.

     *Children under the age of 18 who have not been fully vaccinated and are travelling with their parents are required to be in quarantine for the same period as their parents.

 

Permission to travel from Australia issued by the Australian Border Force

     For Australian citizen or Permanent Resident, travellers are requested to obtain a permission to leave the country from Australian Border Force. All travel exemption should be submitted at least 2 weeks, but not more than 2 months, prior to travel. For the most up-to-date information please visit https://travel-exemptions.homeaffairs.gov.au/tep

 

Flights to Thailand

     At present, certain air operators are permitted to operate semi-commercial flights to Thailand, and the list of air operators participating in the semi-commercial flights program can be found here (https://bit.ly/2Ude2kx)

     For the availability and flights information, please contact the airlines directly. Before booking flights to Thailand with the above-mentioned air operators, travelers should ensure that they study the different categories of visas granted to foreign nationals at this time to determine the possibility of travel. Please note that having plane tickets does not guarantee entry to Thailand, non-Thai travelers must have all the required documents to enter Thailand.

     Certified Quarantine Facilities
     Travellers may book AQ
     - directly with the hotel

     - via http://hsscovid.com

     - via www.agoda.com/quarantineth

     - via https://asq.locanation.com/

     - via https://asq.ascendtravel.com

     - via https://asqthailand.com/  OR

     - via https://entrythailand.go.th

 

Reservation must be made for AQ at the travellers’ own expenses. For AHQ, OQ and GQ, travellers must contact the hospitals/institutions/golf resorts directly.

 

T8 form

     Upon entry to Thailand, Travelers arriving in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic must submit a T.8 form (health declaration form). Register online through AOT phone application at https://aot-app.kdlab.ai/

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STEP REQUIRED ENTER THAILAND

 

STEP 1 – STUDY THE CATEGORY OF ELIGIBLE PERSON TO ENTER THAILAND:

     The applicants must check visa conditions and eligibilities on our website at https://sydney.thaiembassy.org/en/index

     The applicants may opt to enter Thailand without a visa under the Visa Exemption program and are able to secure a COE or certificate of entry. Nationalities under the Visa Exemption Program are allowed to enter Thailand without a visa by the Thai Embassy or Consulate. The applicants may directly apply for the COE or Certificate of Entry.

     For those who are entering Thailand on a different purpose of stay, they need to obtain a Thai visa and COE prior to coming to Thailand.

STEP 2 – APPLY VISA ONLINE*:

     The applicants can submit a complete online form together with the required documents via https://sydney.thaiembassy.org/en/index

     After applicants submitted their visa, please check email regularly (including junk mail folder). An email invitation to affix for a visa will be sent to their email address used for their Registration of Visa Application (the processing of affix a visa is 3 business days not including mailing time).

     *Please make sure that the application has been submitted 3 to 4 weeks before travelling and a separate application is needed for each person (regardless of age)

STEP 3 – APPLY FOR A COE ONLINE:

     The applicants are requested to submit for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/ (The applicants are requested to submit COE at least 7- 15 business days before their flight). For more information on how to register please click on the following links for a quick YouTube video or read for more information at the following links:

     (1) YouTube Video Registration Demonstration (English) https://youtu.be/1c1dNaXv0mM
     (2) Registration Guideline in English (file link)

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Requirements/required documents
for travellers from Australia to Thailand,
beginning 1 November 2021
 
1. Travellers who have been fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by the Thai authorities:
     - Thai and non-Thai nationals having resided in Australia for at least 21 days
     - Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days prior to departure from Australia. Vaccines must be approved by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand or WHO.
     - Proof of a confirmed and fully paid booking of stay at AQ or SHA+ hotels for 1 night to wait for RT-PCR test negative result
     - Medical certificate with a laboratory result (RT-PCR) indicating that COVID-19 is not detected and issued no more than 72 hours before departing Australia
     - A valid health insurance for medical expenses including treatment relating to COVID-19 with a minimum cover of 50,000 USD throughout the period of stay in Thailand (For non-Thai national only) Click here.
 
* Travellers who have resided in Australia less than 21 days are required to stay in AQ or SHA+ hotels for 7 days and must obtain a confirmed and fully paid booking of the hotel stay.
 
2. Travellers who are unvaccinated or have not been fully vaccinated:
     - Proof of a confirmed and fully paid booking of stay at AQ hotels for 10 days
     - Medical certificate with a laboratory (RT-PCR) result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected and issued no more than 72 hours before departing Australia
     - A valid health insurance for medical expenses including treatment relating to COVID-19 with a minimum cover of 50,000 USD throughout the period of stay in Thailand (For non-Thais only)
 
     Children under the age of 12 who have not been fully vaccinated and are travelling with their parents are required to be in quarantine for the same period as their parents.
 
Certificate of Entry to Thailand (COE)
 
With effect from 1 November 2021, the COE system will be replaced by Thailand Pass. Travellers who wish to travel to Thailand must register their details at the Thailand Plus website (tp.consular.go.th) at least 7 days before their departure date.
 
Travellers who have already obtained a COE are not required to undergo the new Thailand Pass process. Upon arrival in Thailand, in applicable cases, the duration of the quarantine period will be reduced in accordance with current regulations after infectious disease control officers verify traveller’s documents.
 
For official announcements, please visit the following link: https://image.mfa.go.th/mfa/0/mEsUwBHzx5/Update1Nov.pdf

 

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