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        In order to maintain the continuity of COVID-19 prevention and control measures, the Royal Thai Government does not allow the entry into the Kingdom of non-Thai nationals during this outbreak until further notice.


        However, non-Thai nationals who are qualified in one of the categories, according to the notification of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand dated 2nd July 2020, are able to apply for a Certificate of Entry (CoE) to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.


        Both Thais and Non-Thai Nationals entitled to enter the country MUST have a Certificate of Entry (CoE) to be able to board the aircraft. In order to apply for a CoE with Royal Thai Embassy Bern, your originating point of departure must be from Switzerland only.


Instructions and Details as follow:



        List of categories of persons who are eligible to apply for a "Certificate of Entry"


    1. Thai Nationals who hold valid Thai passportแนวปฎิบัติสำหรับผู้มีสัญชาติไทยในสวิตเซอร์แลนด์ที่ประสงค์จะเดินทางเข้าประเทศไทย (กรุณาคลิกที่นี่)


    2. Non-Thai nationals who hold diplomatic/Official/laissez-passer passport

        including their spouse, children and parents. (Click here for instruction.)


    3. Non-Thai nationals who are spouse, parents or children of Thai nationals (Click here for instruction.)


    4. Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of residence or have permission to take up   

        residence permit in the Kingdom (sample of certificate of residence, please click here) (Click here for instruction.)


    5. Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid work permit / business meeting / investors / business seeking or are allowed to work in the Kingdom,    

        including their spouse and children (Click here for instruction.)


    6. Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational institution, certified by Thai authorities,

        including the parents or guardians (Click here for instruction.)


    7. Non-Thai nationals who are in urgent need of medical treatment in Thailand, including

        their caretakers (Click here for instruction.)


    8. Non-Thai nationals who hold valid Non-Immigrant Visa (O-A and O-X) (Click here for instruction.)

        Remark: Holders of Non-Immigrant O (Retirement) who have received annual stay permit from Thai Immigration are NOT entitled to enter Thailand under Thailand's COVID-19 measures. If you wish to apply for Non-Immigrant O-A visa, please see more information at


    9. Non-Thai nationals who hold valid Tourist 60 days Visa and Special Tourist Visa (STV) (Click here for instruction.)

       Only applicants from low risk countries are eligible to apply for Tourist 60 days visa and STV. 

       Switzerland is currently listed as a high risk country. Effective date is to be confirmed.


    10. Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid Elite visa and approval letter of Thailand Elite Member Quarantine Programme (TEMQ) (Click here for instruction.)




List of semi-commercial flights transporting entitled passengers entering Thailand, please click here.


UPDATED (8 Oct 2020)






20 October 2020