June 3, 2023

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This is the latest information we can get from Thailand Pass website and this is the land border rules using the ‘Test & Go’ program. Yesterday, prime minister announced that Malaysia land borders will open on 1st April 2022 and everyone is still waiting for the full standard operating procedure (SOP).

We know many people are curious for the 15 March 2022 Malaysia Thailand VTL and we are still waiting for the full details and SOP for that.

Since the latest announcement is the Malaysian borders opening on 1 April 2022, let’s take that date as the most possible date for Thailand land travel / border travel.

Let us remind everyone that Thailand Sadao Border is currently open but Malaysian border is NOT. This is the reason why you can pick the date of ‘Test & Go’ through Sadao Border at this time.

Here are the Thailand Pass Land Travel Border Rules – ‘Test & Go’

Test & Go Conditions:

Travel from a port of departure in any country / territory see list of eligible countries / territories

Exempted from quarantine after testing negative for COVID-19 (RT-PCR) after arrival in Thailand.

Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days before travelling

Booking on approved SHA Extra+ or AQ hotel for 1 day (Day 1)

Obtain a negative COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR), issued within 72 hours before travelling

RT-PCR result must be negative or not detected

If RT-PCR result is positive or detected, a recovery certificate or proof of covid recovery for at least 14 days before travelling but less than 90 days from the first date of detection is required

Foreign nationals are advised to study information on the exit requirements/restriction of the port of departure before registering on Thailand Pass.


Passport and Thai Visa (if required)

Certificate of Vaccination

Paid AQ / SHA Extra+ hotel reservation confirmation for 1 day (Day 1), and the booking must include the fee for 1 RT-PCR test, 1 ATK self-test kit and airport transfer.

Insurance with minimum coverage of 20,000 USD (not required for Thai nationals / foreign residents in Thailand can use social security or certificate from their employer)

Another gentle reminder that this Thailand Pass Land Travel Border Rules might change if there is VT agreement from both countries. If not, Malaysians will have to follow Test & Go rules except there is new rules from Thailand government.

Since there are friends and followers asked me about the COVID insurance, you can purchase it at: https://direct.axa.co.th/TA-Inbound/CoverageOptionPlan

The price of the COVID insurance is not that expensive as they lowered down the coverage of 20,000 USD.

Travel insurance is always important even pre-pandemic times. We usually purchased annual travel insurance in the past as we travel every month abroad.

Just to let everyone knows that our friend got COVID-19 when he travelled to Phuket last December and he was covered by the COVID-19 insurance. The insurance is to protect you from burning your wallet if anything happens in Thailand.

This is the latest Thailand Pass Land Travel Border Rules we can get for now and it is subjected to Sadao Border (Danok).

Remember you need to stay at SHA plus hotels on the first day and you can find them at: https://web.thailandsha.com/shaextraplus?province=90&keyword=

Traveling to anywhere in the world is different than it used to be at this time. Please understand the situation we are having right now and please read the rules and make sure you have all the documentation to ensure smooth travel and journey.

Remember, this Thailand Pass Land Travel Border Rules might change from time to time and we will update once we are more information on Malaysia Thailand VTL rules as well as Malaysia Borders SOP on 1 April 2022. Thank you for reading and remember to renew your passport.

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