BigPay_logo_newcolor.png

Travelling to Thailand Has Become Easier in 2022! Here’s What You Need to Know.


By Sabrina Loh


If you’ve been missing authentic Pad Thai and Tom Yum, we have great news for you!

Thailand is ditching the unpopular Thailand Pass entry approval system for foreign visitors from 1st July 2022 onwards — That means you no longer need to purchase travel insurance with coverage of USD$10,000 and apply for an approved pass to enter the country!

With the relaxation of these restrictions, travelling to Thailand has become easier than ever during the pandemic.

Read on to find out everything you need to know to enter Thailand from 1 July 2022 onwards.

🕶️ Need some travel inspo? Here are 6 hidden gems in Thailand to add to your itinerary.

*Disclaimer: Do note that entry requirements and quarantine information are subject to change. The information that’s published here is accurate at the time of writing. We highly advise you to do your own research before planning your trip!

Thailand Pass

Starting from 1 July 2022, all travellers will no longer be required to apply for Thailand Pass.

Who can travel to Thailand?

Anyone can travel to Thailand, but you must first check if your nationality requires a visa or has a visa exemption, which Malaysia is.

Do I need to take a Covid test?

Fully vaccinated travellers do not need to take any pre-departure or arrival covid tests. But you must provide your vaccination certificate. Do take note that your airline may require you to take a covid test.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers must take a RT-PCR covid test or professional Antigen test within 72 hours of travel.

Children who are travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians do not need to undergo a covid test before travelling to Thailand. However, if the parents or guardians are unvaccinated, the child will need to undergo a covid test within 72 hours of travel.

All travellers do not need to take any covid tests upon arrival from 1 May onwards.

Do I need to quarantine in Thailand?

Travellers do not need to quarantine in Thailand from 1st April 2022.

However, if your covid test results are positive, you’ll have to follow the public health instructions as deemed appropriate by the Health Control Officer at the point of arrival. All expenses incurred will be borne by the traveller.


What documents do I need?

Proof of Full Vaccination: Digital or print format are both acceptable. Your second dose must be administered at least 14 days before departure.


Covid-19 test results: Your pre-departure Covid-19 test results must be negative, for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers.


🕶️ Fun read: Tips to Manage Your Money While Travelling

Is there a quota for travellers?

There is on quota for visitors to Thailand.

Do I need travel insurance?

Travellers will not need to purchase travel insurance from 1 July 2022.

Can I still travel to Thailand if I'm not fully vaccinated?

Yes, unvaccinated travellers may enter Thailand with a negative covid-19 test result.




Did you know…

There’s a reason why BigPay is known as a traveller’s best friend.

You can use it anytime, anywhere

Your BigPay account comes with a Visa card which gives you access to over 45 million merchants worldwide. Use it anywhere in the world, online and offline.

Real-time exchange rates

Say goodbye to confusing money changers. With the BigPay card, you’ll pay real-time exchange rates and nothing else.

Whether it’s paying for your hotel, shopping or dinner, just transact with your BigPay card to automatically pay in the local currency of your travels according to the exchange rate at the time of purchase.

It’s safe

If you’ve lost your card while travelling or encountered potential fraud, use the BigPay app to instantly freeze your card. A quick tap is all it takes.

Earn points

Earn airasia points every time you spend with your BigPay card, regardless of currency! Use these points to redeem major discounts on AirAsia flights and rewards later.

BigPay is 100% free to get and free to keep. Sign up in as little as 5 minutes to use it on your trip to Thailand!

Download BigPay on iOS and Android.