What are the travel requirements to enter Bangkok Thailand from Singapore?
In a turn of events, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has overturned a requirement for foreign arrivals (excluding Thai nationals and passengers on transit) to prove that they are vaccinated announced on 8 January 2023.
In short, travellers are not required produce proof of vaccination nor undergo any pre-arrival and post-arrival COVID testing when traveling to Thailand despite the new updates. You can still visit Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai or anywhere in Thailand just like before the pandemic. Also, selected nationals including Singapore Citizens who currently enjoy 30-day visa exemption will get an extension to 45 days until 31 March 2023. Hooray!
You will just need to prepare the following if you are travelling to Thailand:
- A valid passport
- A visa (if required, not required for Singaporeans traveling by air)
Source: Tourism Authority of Thailand
or show proof of vaccination or ATK (ART) test results
Options for Travel Insurance to Bangkok
To better protect yourself and insure yourself and your family against any unforeseen circumstances, you may purchase a travel insurance before entering Thailand, though it is no longer a requirement.
These are the travel insurance previously recommended by Thailand Pass:
Read their detailed comparisons here.
What are the flights from Singapore to Bangkok
The following are the airlines with direct flights from Singapore to Bangkok (as of September 2022):
- Thai Airasia – Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
- Jetstar – Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- Scoot – Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- Singapore Airlines – Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- Thai Airways – Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- Thai Vietjet Air – Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) was the only airport in Bangkok before Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) was built. Serving mainly low cost carriers for now, Don Mueang airport is about 20km from downtown Bangkok. It costs around THB 200 for a taxi ride from the airport to the city. A trip onboard the new MRT line launched in late 2021 will cost around THB 33 to the city. Click here for all the private and public transportation details from DMK to the city.
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is the newer airport with better facilities and connectivity. It is integrated with Bangkok’s Airport Rail Link (ARL), providing convenience to travel to any parts of Bangkok by commuter rail. Check the types of transportation available to get you from BKK to the city here.