COVID-19 tests when visiting Thailand from England

Find out what tests you'll need to arrange before you depart.

Thailand is not on the UK government red list, and comes under "Rest of world". If you have not been fully vaccinated, you will need to take a pre-departure test to re-enter England (excludes children aged 18 and under), pre-book day 2 and day 8 PCR tests for after your return, and can additionally choose to take a day 5 "Test to release", which, if negative, will mean you can end your self-isolation at that point (you will still need to take the day 8 test, however). If you have been fully vaccinated*, you must simply arrange a day 2 test for after your return from Thailand (these must be booked and paid for before you arrive in the UK)

Before you go, check the entry requirements for getting into Thailand.

We're updating this page regularly, but still strongly advise that you confirm the latest travel requirements at
* Either as part of the UK vaccine roll-out, under an approved vaccination programme in Europe or the US, or with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Albania, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda,The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Egypt, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Vietnam.
Infographic showing requirements for those arriving into England from non-red-list countries such as Thailand.

COVID-19 statistics in Thailand vs UK

Major tourist attractions that are open:

  • The Grand Palace, Bangkok
  • Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan, Bangkok
  • Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok<.li>
  • Railay Beach, Railay
  • Khaosan Road, Bangkok
  • Similan Islands
  • Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

Walking trails, parks and beaches:

  • 1. Khao Yai National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Phra Nang Cave Beach, Krabi
  • Maenam Beach, Koh Samui
  • Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi

Shopping centres and stores:

  • CentralPlaza WestGate, Bang Yai
  • Siam Paragon, Bangkok
  • Central Phuket, Phuket

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