More info regarding the new Special Tourist Visa (STV)

? Cabinet approves visas of up to 270 days for long-stay tourists and here is what you need to know

? How to apply:
✅ Contact the agencies appointed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). TAT will collaborate with the agencies to collect the applications.
✅ TAT will forward the applications to the Immigration Bureau to check if travelers are qualified for this special permission.
✅ Once the applications are endorsed, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) will forward the approved applications to the Thai embassy or consulate in the country of departure.
✅ Go to the Thai embassy or consulate in your current location to apply for a Certificate of Entry (COE) and Special Tourist Visa (STV). The foreigner must also submit the following documents to the consular section of the Thai embassy or consulate: proof of all related reservations and payments, “Fit to Fly” certificate, COVID-19-free certificate that is issued within 72 hours prior to flight departure

?Documents to be filled out:
✅Proof showing the name of the selected ASQ/ALSQ/AHQ for a 14-day quarantine.
✅ Hotel reservation or property lease of a condominium room of choice to stay after the 14-day quarantine.
✅ Health insurance with coverage of USD100,000 that covers the entire period of stay in Thailand
✅ Proof showing ticket reservations or details of private travel. Travellers have to shoulder these expenses.

? Upon arrival in Thailand:
?Travellers have to undergo health screening processes by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). If found infected with COVID-19, they will be taken to the designated hospitals.
✅ Travellers who tested negative for COVID-19 on arrival in Thailand will receive STV stamp at the immigration at the port of their arrival.
? Travellers will stay at ASQ/ALSQ/AHQ and strictly follow precautionary measures by the MoPH throughout the period of 14 days.
? While staying at ASQ/ALSQ/AHQ, travellers can do online shopping. TAT will provide lists of shopping programs to them.
? After 14 days, they can leave the ASQ/ALSQ/AHQ and enjoy their travels in Thailand. You can visit and to fill your travel bucket list with amazing tourist attractions


  1. Somchai Napredakul

    what are the meanings of the above ?

    1. Immersive

      ASQ = government-designated Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) facility for 14-day State Quarantine at the traveler’s own expense. For Thai and Non-Thais nationals. While ALSQ is ASQ outside of Bangkok (Local ASQ)

      Non-Thai nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand and their attendants can enter Thailand and must stay at Hospital Quarantine (HQ) or Alternative Hospital Quarantine (AHQ)

  2. Karma Jimba

    when will the list of appointed agents for processing STV come out?

    The country where I live now has no Thai Consulate. Can visa be available online?

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