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Thailand Pass starts Nov 1, refunds on COE bookings allowed

Thailand Pass starts Nov 1, refunds on COE bookings allowed

PHUKET: The ‘Thailand Pass’ system that will replace the Certificates of Entry (COE) required to enter Thailand will open for registration from Nov 1, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 23 October 2021, 08:30AM

“Those wishing to travel to Thailand who are scheduled to arrive in Thailand from 2 Nov 2021 onwards, can register in the Thailand Pass online system to travel to Thailand at “, said an announcement posted last night on the “Phuket COVID-19 & Phuket Sandbox (Official Phuket information Center)” official Facebook page, operated by the Phuket office of the Ministry of Interior.

“Those registered in the new system will receive a Thailand Pass QR Code to display to the airline and screening officers at the immigration checkpoint,” the announcement read.

“From November 1, 2021 onwards, the website will close all CoE applications,” the announcement confirmed.

“From 1 November 2021 onwards, the website will close all COE requests,” it added.

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“Those who have received a COE previously  can use the COE that has already been received and request a refund directly from the traveler’s hotel,” the announcement also confirmed.

Children under 12 years of age who have not been vaccinated but traveling with parents who have been fully vaccinated according to the criteria are able to travel to Thailand from Nov 1 under the new conditions of no quarantine.

However, just as with adults, they will have to wait for the results of their COVID test on arrival at the hotel they have designated as staying at for at least one night, or if they are entering the country under the Sandbox scheme, they must stay at their designated hotel in the Sandbox area where they must remain for their first seven days, just as their parents they are traveling with must do.

The notice was marked as accurate as of yesterday (Oct 22).

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AlexaquaII | 15 November 2021 - 17:16:08

The Thai Pass system is so much more difficult than the COE system. Firstly, to only accept pictures of documents when most of the documents required are supplied in PDF form. It takes quite some time to do the conversions.  Secondly, only one document allowed per question.  Ridiculous, in my case, I had updated me travel dates and therefore my travel insurance, I was not able to upload both!!

Kurt | 25 October 2021 - 11:58:09

@Maverick, About some official document you must have per 01 Nov., one should not get the full clear info just the day before. 
@siphone, pity for you that there is no overlap time. But that is to much to comprehend for Officials.

siphone | 25 October 2021 - 04:20:01

I got approved my coe in October 15 but I land in Phuket on November 7 so do I need to apply for Thailand pass

maverick | 23 October 2021 - 13:00:24

Patience Captain Jack, all will be revealed on Oct 30th, doubtless a few U-turns in the meantime - much like govts all over the world

CaptainJack69 | 23 October 2021 - 12:34:48

So, to summarize, COE will end Nov. 1st and Thai Pass starts...

We know this. This is not news. We still DON'T know anything about Thai Pass. What will be the conditions? How long will it take to get? How long will they need to keep it on? Will there be a fee. Do Thai national need the insurance? Do returnees away less than 21 days need the insurance? etc...


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