Want to know the requirements for travel to Thailand from Philippines this 2023?
If you are a Filipino citizen and would like to travel to Thailand in 2023 as a tourist, then you will need to meet certain travel requirements.
In this article, we will discuss the requirements for travel to Thailand from the Philippines. We’ll also talk a bit about the Thailand Pass for Filipino tourists.
Keep in mind that in this blog post, we’ll talk about these requirements that are limited to Filipino tourist travelers only.
So, whether you are planning a trip to Thailand or just want to know what is required for you to go there as a tourist, keep reading!
Who is allowed to travel to Thailand?
- Fully vaccinated Thai nationals and non-Thai nationals
- Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated Thai nationals and non-Thai nationals
- Filipino Tourists
- Transit travelers who will be traveling outside Thailand
Transit travelers are only allowed to stay in Thailand for a maximum of twenty-four (24) hours
Requirements for Travel to Thailand from Philippines (2023)
Since the country is slowly opening their borders and easing their travel restrictions, you only need a few requirements to be able to travel to Thailand.
Are you a Filipino citizen who would like to travel to Thailand in 2023 as a vaccinated tourist? Then you will need to meet the following requirements:
1. Valid Philippine passport
Make sure your passport has at least 6 months remaining before expiration.
Now that Philippine passport validity is 10 years, this won’t be an issue for most Filipinos. 🙂
2. Recognized Proof of Vaccination (Certificate of Vaccination)
Another Thailand travel requirement is a recognized vaccination certificate.
For us Filipinos, this means getting our VaxCert from the official DOH website.
Not sure how to do this? Check out this helpful post on how to get VAXCERT PH online for more details. Using this guide, you can get your certificate of vaccination in just a few minutes.
3. Flight Tickets
Regardless of the airline you’re using, you will need to have a flight itinerary.
You can keep your flight tickets in a digital format. But, the Philippine immigration prefers printed copy of your flight details so it’s good to also have one just in case they ask for it.
Your flight itinerary should have a return flight back from Thailand to the Philippines. This is to make sure that you’re coming back to the country after staying in Thailand for several days as a tourist.
During all my travels to Thailand, this isn’t really asked by the Thai immigration. Take note that the Philippine immigration may ask for it so prepare it just in case, to prevent offloading.
4. Confirmed Hotel Booking
You also need to have a confirmed booking document. This will serve as proof that you’ll be staying in one of Thailand’s accredited hotels or hostels.
Want to stay in a popular hotel in Thailand? I’d recommend these 2:
- Outdoor infinity pool with great views of Bangkok
- Starbucks, 7-11 and pharmacy at hotel’s ground floor
- Affordable rooms with kitchenette + flat-screen TV
- Hotel’s newly built in 2021
- Modern hotel with pool, gym, sauna and steam
- Room rate comes with free buffet breakfast
5. Sufficient Funds
Sometimes, you may be asked to show proof of funds to prove that you have enough money to cover the whole duration of your stay as a tourist in Thailand.
Your financial documents may come in the form of:
- Credit card statements
- Bank statement (savings account or checking account)
- ATM receipts (not my experience, but I’ve heard of “horror stories” sometimes when the Immigration Officer will ask you to do a balance inquiry of your ATM cards so they’ll know how much you currently have)
- Proof of investments (when available)
6. Medical Insurance
Thailand used to require you to get health insurance before you could apply for a Thailand pass.
Your health insurance should cover treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19. Plus, it needed to have a minimum coverage of USD10,000 (for non-Thai nationals only).
But now, this is NOT a mandatory requirement anymore. Meaning, if you’re arriving to Thailand on July 1, 2022 onwards, then you do not need to have it.
Even if it isn’t required, they’re still highly recommending that you get travel insurance.
Also, Bureau of Immigration in Philippines is requiring Filipinos to have it. If you’re travelling internationally as a Filipino tourist, you NEED to have:
Travel and health insurance to cover travel disruptions and hospitalization in case of COVID-19 infections during their allowable period of stay abroad
Personally, I like Pacific Cross travel insurance. It costs only ₱713 for an 11-day coverage in my upcoming travel to Thailand this August 2022. #notsponsored
To give you an idea, here’s how much their plans cost for a Manila – Thailand – Manila itinerary:
For more info, check out this next post on how we bought our travel insurance online.
Is Thailand Pass a requirement to travel to Thailand?
Thailand Pass used to be a travel requirement for travel to Thailand from the Philippines.
But as of July 1, 2022 onwards, the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration in Thailand agreed to discontinue Thailand Pass registration for ALL travelers. This lifting of Thailand Pass applies to both Thais and foreigners.
This means that if you’re travelling to Thailand as a Filipino tourist on July 1, 2022, you do NOT NEED the Thailand Pass anymore, according to Thai Embassy.
Final Thoughts on Thailand Travel Requirements
In this post, you learned about the requirements for travel to Thailand from the Philippines. We hope it’ll help you plan your international travels better so that you won’t have any issues when going to Thailand as a tourist.
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