Enhancing cooperation with Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) in Thailand
In order to enhance cooperation with Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) in Thailand, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, C. A. Chaminda I. Colonne, chaired an online discussion organised by the Mission on 14.02.2024 with NEDA.
Director and Head, UNESCAP- Sub regional Office for South and South-West Asia (SSWA) in New Delhi, Mikiko Tanaka paid a courtesy call on Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESACP
On 16.02.2024, the Director and Head, UNESCAP- Sub regional Office for South and South-West Asia (SSWA) in New Delhi, Mikiko Tanaka paid a courtesy call on Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Thailand and Permanent Representative to UNESACP
**Thailand has reopened for Tourism. Travellers of all nationalities can apply for a single-entry tourist visa. For more details, check point 2 below.
1) Check your eligibility to travel to Thailand
– In accordance with the Regulation issued under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005), as amended, the following persons are permitted to enter Thailand
1. Persons with exemption or persons being considered, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister, or the head of responsible persons accountable for resolving state of emergency issues to enter the Kingdom, pertaining to necessity. Such consideration, permission or invitation may be subject to specified conditions and time limits.
2. Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under International organizations, or representatives of foreign government performing their duties in the Kingdom, or persons of other international agencies as permitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pertaining to necessity, including their spouse, parents, or children.
3. Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion.
4. Crew members who are required to travel into the Kingdom on a mission, and have a specified date and time for return.
5. Non-Thai nationals who are spouses, parents, or children of Thai nationals.
6. Non-Thai nationals who hold a Certificate of Residence, including their spouses and children.
7. Non-Thai nationals who have work permit or have been granted permission to work in the Kingdom in accordance with Thai laws, including their spouses and children, or foreign workers who have been granted exemption from the government to temporarily stay in the Kingdom and permitted to work through their employers or licensees who are permitted to bring in foreign workers to work in the Kingdom.
8. Non-Thai nationals who wish to travel to Thailand for a business meeting or investment.
9. Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including their parents or guardians, excluding students of non-formal educational institutions in accordance with the law on Private schools and of other similar private educational institutions.
10. Non-Thai nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their accompanying persons. However, this shall not include medical treatment for COVID–19.
11. Non-Thai nationals who have been granted permission to enter into the Kingdom under special arrangements between Thai government agencies and other countries, or persons or groups of persons who have been granted permission by the Prime Minister upon the submission for consider after the examination and review by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Consideration of the Relaxation of the Enforcement of Measures to Present and Suppress the Spread of the Communicable Disease Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), and shall comply with disease prevention measures determined by the Ad Hoc Committee.Persons in need of medical treatment, including three accompanying persons.
12. Non-Thai nationals who hold valid Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” / “O-X”, Retirement visa, Thailand Elite visa or APEC card.
13. Non-Thai nationals wish to travel to Thailand for tourist purpose.
– For more information and latest updates, please visit https://www.caat.or.th/th/moicovid
– The embassy encourages all applicants to check your eligibility to travel to Thailand prior to make any travel arrangements via email: email@example.com
2) Apply for visa
– Scan and submit your visa application along with required documents according to the checklist form to email: firstname.lastname@example.org (the checklist forms can be downloaded from the embassy website or the link below; https://colombo.thaiembassy.org/…/65725-thai-visa…)
– Once all documents are in order, the embassy will inform an applicant of an appointment date for passport submission via email. The visa process usually takes 5 working days to complete.
– Kindly note that, during COVID-19 situation, the Royal Thai Embassy will accept visa application *BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*.
– Kindly note also that visa exemption and visa on arrival schemes are currently suspended. Those non-Thai nationals wishing to enter Thailand must have valid visas or re-entry permit.
3) Apply for Thailand’s Certificate of Entry (COE)
– Currently, all non-Thai nationals are requested to obtain the Certificate of Entry (COE) in order to enter Thailand
– Apply for COE at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/ at least 7 days prior to the date of departure
– Applicants are advised to purchase their health insurance which meets Thailand’s entry criteria here: http://covid19.tgia.org/
– All non-Thai nationals are required to purchase 14-days quarantine package at either ASQ, AHQ or ALQ in order to obtain COE. Please visit http://www.hsscovid.com/ for more information on ASQ AHQ and ALQ (only ALQs in Chonburi and Prachinburi provinces are allowed for non-Thai nationals arriving to Bangkok)
– At present, air operators are permitted to operate semi-commercial flights to Thailand, including Austrian Airlines (VIE-BKK: OS025); Emirates (DXB-BKK: EK384); Qatar Airways (DOH-BKK: QR 830 & QR836); Etihad Airways (AUH-BKK: EY406); Lufthansa (FRA-BKK: LH772); Swiss Air (ZRH-BKK: LX180); EVA Air (TPE-BKK: BR211); Singapore Airlines (SIN-BKK: SQ976); KLM; Air France; Cathay Pacific; and Thai Airways.
– Before booking flights to Thailand with the abovementioned air operators, applicants should ensure that they fall within the categories of non-Thai nationals permitted to enter Thailand. Please note that having plane tickets does not guarantee entry to Thailand. To enter Thailand, non-Thai applicants must have all the required documents mentioned in point 5 below.
4) Obtain necessary medical certificates
– Medical Certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, using RT-PCR method, which has been certified or issued no more than 72 hours before departure
– Fit to Fly Health Certificate, which has been certified or issued no more than 72 hours before 5) Once you receive the COE, the necessary documents for the trip are as follows;
5) Necessary Travel Documents
2. Valid Thai visa/entry permit
3. Plane ticket
4. Certificate of Entry (COE) issued from https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/
5. Insurance Policy which covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with a minimum coverage of 100,000 USD
6. COVID-free Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure
7. Fit to fly certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure
8. ASQ/AHQ/ALQ Booking confirmation
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