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Finally! Thailand Pass scrapped for tourists and visitors from 1 July

Thailand is scrapping its unpopular 'Thailand Pass' entry approval system for visitors from 1st July 2022, and removing its insurance requirement, for travel just like the good old days.

Great news for those planning Thailand trips in the coming weeks and months, with the country’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today approving the proposal to ditch the unpopular Thailand Pass process for foreign visitors.

For arrivals into the country from 1st July 2022, the entry approval will no longer be required.


This will remove the last major restrictions of all:

  • the requirement to have an approved pass QR code to enter the country, and
  • the requirement to hold adequate travel insurance covering COVID-19.

Arrival health checks (temperature screening) will also be cancelled.

Thailand already removed all testing requirements for fully vaccinated visitors in May 2022, but insisted on retaining its Thailand Pass process, which has only recently offered an instant(-ish) approval guarantee.

Since June 2022, unvaccinated tourists and visitors have also been able enter Thailand quarantine-free, with a negative PCR or ART test administered by a medical professional within 72 hours of departure.

This will continue to be the case after 1st July 2022.


These entry policy relaxations have also now been confirmed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Travel process from 1st July 2022 (fully vaccinated)

For those arriving in Thailand from 1st July 2022, only evidence of full vaccination at least