2022 Covid Blog: Thailand

COVID Travel Requirements: Thailand

Requirements at a glance...

  • Type of test(s) needed before departure: N/A
  • Additional Requirements: HXP purchases insurance on behalf of the builders. We will provide proof of insurance with a letter that states your builder will be insured.

Other Pre-Departure Tasks

  • Thailand no longer requires the “Thailand Pass” to enter the country. The only entry requirement is proof of full vaccination. See the video here for more information.

Medical Insurance Guidelines

  • HXP purchases insurance on behalf of the builders. We will provide proof of insurance with a letter that states your builder will be insured.

Keep reading for more important details:

We know you’ve probably had a few questions about COVID-19 testing before and during your trip. This blog will help answer those questions, and outline exactly when to take your COVID test before you leave.

Should I quarantine before I go?

We strongly suggest that you self-quarantine one week prior to your trip to help ensure a negative test result. If you do test positive, or do not receive a negative test result in time, we will do our best to put you on a later trip, but there is no guarantee this will be possible. You would need to pay for your new trip in full and there would be no refund for the original trip you were scheduled on.

Do I need to get tested before I leave?

No

Where should I take my test?

If you’d like to test before your trip, you’re welcome to get tested anywhere that provides approved tests: pharmacies, doctor’s offices, testing companies, etc. For same day testing options, refer to the link below:

If I get a positive test result before my trip, can I get a refund?

As stated when you registered, there will be no refund for your current trip if you test positive or are unable to acquire a negative result before departure (see our COVID-Response page for more information).

Will I have to take any more COVID tests once I'm on my trip?

The U.S. recently announced that Covid tests are no longer required to return to the U.S. at the end of your trip. All money that has already been paid for these tests will be refunded to you from HXP.

COVID Vaccine Requirements?

The COVID-19 vaccine is required for all 2022 HXP participants. You will need to bring your physical vaccine card with you on your trip. Do not laminate or modify your vaccine card in any way.

If you are not fully vaccinated or bring a counterfeit vaccine card you will not be allowed on your HXP trip. 

Currently, the booster is not required, but this is subject to change. We strongly encourage you to stay up to date with the current news within Thailand. Updated COVID requirements can be found here.

Thailand’s government recognizes AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, Sinovac, and Johnson & Johnson.

Are there any other COVID requirements?

Masks, covering your nose and mouth, are required in indoor areas. 

What happens if I test positive while on my trip?

If you test positive for COVID-19 while on your trip, you will be required to quarantine at your own expense. In the case that you test positive in-country, your health insurance should cover this potential cost.

Thailand currently requires vaccinated travelers who test positive to quarantine for at least seven days.

You've got this!

Now take a deep breath. We know it seems like a lot, but we’ll have you out serving on your trip without any issues.

With love, 

Your HXP Team