The number of foreigners allowed to enter Thailand is increasing as family members of Thai nationals, work permit holders and several other types of non-Thai nationals can travel to Thailand. Most of foreigners must stay at one of the approved quarantine hotels in Thailand for 14 days.
The process of quarantine at government-approved hotels in Thailand at the traveler’s own expense is called Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ). Currently there are 36 hotels in Thailand that are approved for offering Alternative State Quarantine services to foreign travelers. Full list of Alternative State Quarantine hotels that is constantly updated can be found here: Thailand ASQ hotels.
Who must stay at Alternative State Quarantine?
The types of travelers who must stay at Alternative State Quarantine in Thailand are the following.
1. Family members of Thai national
Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national must stay for 14 days in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ).
2. Foreigners with a valid certificate of residence
Non-Thai nationals, who hold a valid certificate of permanent residency in Thailand or permission to take up residence in Thailand, must quarantine for 14 days at one of Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Thailand.
3. Foreigners with a valid work permit
Non-Thai nationals who have work permit or have been granted permission from government agencies to work in Thailand, including their spouse or children, can enter Thailand and are subject to 14 days in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ).
4. Crew members
Crew members who are required to travel into Thailand on a mission, and have a specified date and time for return must stay in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ).
5. Students in educational institutions
Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including the parents or guardians of the students, can quarantine at Organizational Quarantine (OQ). If such facilities are not provided, then students and their parents or guardians must spend 14 days of quarantine at one of Alternative State Quarantine hotels.
Quarantine Hotels in Thailand
Full list of Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Thailand with detailed offers of each hotel can be found here: Thailand quarantine hotels.
Quarantine Hotels in Bangkok
So far, most of the approved Alternative State Quarantine hotels are located in Bangkok or in close proximity to it.
Quarantine hotels in the city center of Bangkok:
Quarantine hotels near Suvarnabhumi Airport:
Quarantine hotels on the outskirts of Bangkok:
Quarantine hotels in the provinces surrounding Bangkok:
The Idle Residence in Phatum Thani
The Grand Richmond Hotel in Nonthaburi
Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel in Nonthaburi
Quarantine hotels in Pattaya
Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Pattaya are not available yet.
Quarantine hotels in Phuket
Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Phuket were just approved. At least for now, only two hotels are available and both of them are the most expensive quarantine hotels in Thailand so far:
Quarantine hotels in Ko Samui
Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Ko Samui are not available yet.
Quarantine hotels in Krabi
Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Krabi are not available yet.
Quarantine hotels in Chiang Mai
Alternative State Quarantine hotels in Chiang Mai are not available yet.
Quarantine hotels in Buriram
Currently the only Alternative State Quarantine hotel in Buriram is Amari Buriram United.
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For the newest information about Alternative State Quarantine hotels that is constantly updated check Quarantine hotels in Thailand.