Alternative Quarantine (AQ) for Travellers Entering Thailand (Updated 28 September 2021)

Alternative Quarantine (AQ) for Travellers Entering Thailand (Updated 28 September 2021)

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 (Updated 28 September 2021, edited 13 October 2021)


Alternative Quarantine (AQ) (Valid until 31 October 2021)


The Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid would like to provide information for those who wish to enter Thailand through the Alternative Quarantine (AQ), as follows:


Starting from 1 October 2021, travellers arriving in Bangkok or Phuket for the AQ Program must stay in the quarantine for a duration of:
(1) 7 days - if fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days before departure, or
(2) 10 days - if not fully vaccinated before departure.


Travellers must obtain a Certificate of Entry (COE) before travelling to Thailand, by applying for Alternative Quarantine (AQ) category at


Required documents for a COE for Thai and Non-Thai travellers


  1. A valid passport, and visa / travel documents such as re-entry stamps and work permits (if applicable)


  1. Air tickets to Bangkok or Phuket (Must be a flight from an international airport outside Thailand directly to Phuket)


  1. Official, fully-paid hotel reservation confirmation. The information on the confirmation letter must include an airport pick-up, three meals per day, and COVID-19 tests. The hotel list can be found at


  1. (Non-Thai travellers only) Medical insurance policy (in English language) which expressly covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with minimum coverage of 100,000 USD. The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand. (Travellers may consider buying an insurance at


  1. (Thai and Non-Thai travellers who are eligible for 7-day quarantine) Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, with dates of vaccination of each dose. Attach both vaccination certificates and documents issued after receiving each dose. Travellers must be fully vaccinated (completed the required number of doses) no less than 14 days before departure. Without a proof of COVID-19 vaccination, all travellers must stay in the quarantine for 10 days.


      **A COVID-19 recovery document with one dose of vaccine (which requires two doses) is not recognized by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand.**


      Types of vaccine that are accepted include: 

       Vaccines registered with the Food and Drugs Administration of Thailand 

            (1) CoronaVac by Sinovac (2 doses needed)

            (2) AstraZeneca by AstraZeneca & Oxford University / SK BIOSCIENCE (Korea) / Siam Bioscience / Serum Institute of India (2 doses needed)

           (3) Pfizer-BioNTECH COVID-19 vaccine / Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNTECH (2 doses needed)

           (4) Janssen by Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (1 dose needed)

           (5) Moderna by Moderna Inc. (2 doses needed)

           (6) Sinopharm Vaccine / COVILO by Sinopharm Co., Ltd. (2 doses needed) 


Vaccine recognized by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand for the purpose of travelling into Thailand only:

           (7) SputnikV (Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology) 




**COVID-19 test requirement before travelling to Thailand**

- Non-Thai travellers must get a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR only) 72 hours before departure, with a negative result.

- Thai travellers may get a COVID-19 test before departure, if required by the airlines. Please check with the airlines before travelling.