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Special Tourist Visa (Covid Visa)

Travel to Thailand during the pandemic with Special Tourist Visa.

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Why Apply for Special Tourist Visa through The Thaiger?

We understand how daunting and confusing applying for a visa in the middle of a pandemic can get, but we’ve got you covered. We can help make your application for Special Tourist Visa hassle-free and faster. All you have to do is apply with us and save hours of your time.

What is Special Tourist Visa (Covid Visa)?

Special Tourist Visa, or STV for short, is a special visa for tourists who would like to travel to Thailand during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is specifically designed for those who want to stay in Thailand for a long period of time, or at least for 30 days.

STV is valid for 90 days from the day you arrive in Thailand and include the mandatory Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ). The 90-day visa can be extended twice, meaning you can stay in the country for up to 9 months in total.

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Special Tourist Visa application process

Foreigners who are seeking for a Special Tourist Visa must have the following the specific process to get your STV approved

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Applicant must contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate in their country of origin, as the initial application will be submitted to the Bureau of Immigration for a background check

After Approval

Applicant will be requested to submit the visa application form, visa fee receipt, proof of ASQ accommodation, flight details to Thailand and a copy of the health insurance policy

Receive the Green light

After approval, applicant will need to collect the STV visa and the Certificate of Entry (COE) which will be issued by the Thai Embassy in his/her current location

The Final Step

Applicant must provide a Fit to Fly certificated with in 72 hours before the flight to Thailand

What are the requirements to obtain Special Tourist Visa?

There are specific requirements that you need to meet and documents that you need to provide to be able to obtain the Special Tourist Visa.
Please note: the requirements for the Special Tourist Visa will be changing constantly.

Anyone can apply for the Special Tourist Visa (STV)

Previously, only residents of low-risk countries are eligible to apply for the Special Tourist Visa and enter Thailand. However, as of December 2020, travellers from every country worldwide are welcome to apply for a visa and enjoy a memorable holiday in the Land of Smiles.

Submit an initial application

Make sure to have a copy of your passport, home address, and the nearest Thai embassy’s location from your home ready. These are the required documents for your initial application. You can e-mail these documents to the Thaiger. Then, your initial application will be submitted to the Thai Bureau of Immigration for a background check and verification. Once approved, you will be provided with a visa application for completion and submission.

Proof of Covid-19 Insurance

You will need to have Covid-19 insurance, which covers you for a minimum of $100,000 or ฿3.5 million for Covid-19 care, as well as ฿400,000 (around $13,000) for other accidents and illnesses. If you don’t already have Travel and Health Insurance that covers Covid-19, our Travel Insurance “Thailand Pass” may be worth considering.

A Valid Passport with Blank Pages

Make sure that your passport has 12 months validity and two blank pages left.

Confirmation for the Alternative State Quarantine

Those arriving in Thailand need to undergo a mandatory quarantine for 7-10 days for most travellers and 7 days for travellers who have been vaccinated at least two doses in a hotel that the Thai government has approved. To apply for the STV, you will need proof of payment from the hotel for the whole quarantine period. You can check out our Alternative State Quarantine package.

Proof of accommodation following the quarantine

You have to book your accommodation for your entire stay in Thailand, be it 30 or 90 days, in advance. You must have proof of your accommodation to indicate where you will be staying during your stay, no matter if it’s in a hotel, condominium, or house.

Visa fee

There is a 2,000 baht fee for the Special Tourist Visa.

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Good to gather the information, thank you for making the information clear

Amy Ratchai


Good information, for when we will be travelling back to Thailand. Customer service explained the situation very thoroughly so wanted to say a Big well done and thank you to the Thaiger.

Andy Bones


Thanks for the information this will definitely help me when renewing my visa

Cherry Kim


Very Good information, the price for the service is a little bit too high but was able to talk to customer service and there could be a possibility to get the cheapest package available. Thank you!

Nikita D.


I have a few questions I would like to ask, I have already sent an email to the company. Looking forwards to hearing from you soon

Jimmy J.


Very interesting information, I have already received a callback regarding my STV, it seems that the prices include your 14 day alternative state quarantine and Covid-19 insurance.

Cristina Smith

Special Tourist Visa Packages

Have a stress-free and comfortable holiday with our Special Tourist Visa Packages. Whether you only need to apply for the visa or you want to have an all-in-one package. Check out all the details of what is included in the packages.

Luxury STV Package is an all-in-one package that includes Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) in a 5-star hotel, the Special Tourist Visa, and Covid-19 insurance.

It is perfect for anyone who wants a hassle-free holiday. You will get your STV and spend your ASQ in a luxurious hotel with access to many entertainment and activity options.

Key Points:

  • The most luxurious and comprehensive package
  • Fast Special Tourist Visa Process
  • Spend your Alternative State Quarantine in a 5-hotel with various entertainment and activity options, such as virtual yoga class and relaxation area
  • Covid-19 Insurance to meet the $100,000 health insurance requirements

With Standard STV Package, you will get your Special Tourist Visa along with your Alternative State Quarantine hotel. You will get to spend your ASQ in a 4-star hotel with numerous amenities and in-room entertainment options, such as free streaming services.

Key Points:

  • Get your Special Tourist Visa with ease
  • Spend your Alternative State Quarantine in a 4-star hotel with entertainment options, such as streaming services.
  • Recommended if you already have a Covid-19 Insurance

With Basic STV Package, we will help you get the Special Tourist Visa. We’ll ensure that the whole process is quick and easy.

Key Points:

  • Apply and get the Special Tourist Visa quickly
  • Perfect if you have already booked for the Alternative State Quarantine accommodation yourself

Getting a Special Tourist Visa should not be a hassle

I thought the Special Tourist Visa application would be a lengthy and confusing process, but thanks to the professional team who helped me navigate the requirements, the whole process is fast and easy. I also prefer not to deal directly with government representatives, so I found the service to be beneficial.

Top tip: To get your Special Tourist Visa faster, make sure to have the documents ready in one place and apply early.

Why the Thaiger?

The application process for Special Tourist Visa can be very difficult and long. Your applications may be rejected if there are any errors or omissions, which could delay your submissions. With the Thaiger’s experienced partners, the whole process will be much more straightforward and easier for you. All you need to do is inquire, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Join the many satisfied customers who’ve got their Special Covid-19 Visa with The Thaiger

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Essential things you need to know about Special Tourist Visa (SVT)

To have a safe and worry-free trip, as well as to make the whole process easier, we have compiled a list of things you need to know before applying for a Special Tourist Visa.

Duration of Special Tourist Visa

Special Tourist Visa is intended for tourists who want to stay long-term in Thailand. The minimum duration of stay is 30 days. However, the visa is valid for 90 days and can be extended twice, to each additional 90 days. Therefore, the maximum period of stay in Thailand is 270 days or 9 months. To extend the visa, you can apply for an extension after the first stay period has ended. Note that the Immigration Department of Thailand and the Department of Disease Prevention will determine your extension of Special Tourist Visa.

The Effective Date of Special Tourist Visa

Holders of Special Tourist Visa can enter Thailand from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021. This date is subject to change.

The Special Tourist Visa is not the only requirement to enter Thailand

Besides the Special Tourist Visa, you also need a Certificate of Entry (COE), Covid-19 Insurance (which covers you for 3.5 million baht or around 100,000 USD), and fit to fly medical certificate stating that you do not have Covid-19. The fit to fly certificate needs to be issued at least 72 hours before your flight departure.

The Special Tourist Visa Cannot Be Changed or Converted

You cannot change or convert the special tourist visa into any other type of visa during your stay in Thailand. If you are found to be in breach of the conditions for entry into Thailand, the immigration will revoke your stay permit, and you will be banned from returning to the country.

After Arriving in Thailand

Once you arrive in Thailand, you will have to follow all the regulations and safety measures set by the Thai Ministry of Public Health. You will be scanned upon arrival, and if you are tested positive for Covid-19 at the airport, you will be taken to an approved hospital right away. If you are tested negative, you will be transferred to your ASQ hotel and stay there for 15 days. Then, you will be allowed to experience everything Thailand has to offer

Tourist Visa (TR Visa)

In addition to the Special Tourist Visa (STV), there is also the Tourist Visa (TR). This allows tourists to enter and stay in Thailand for a maximum of 60 days. Like the STV, tourists entering the tourist visa will also have to spend the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Thailand Re-Entry Package

Are you planning to return to Thailand during the Covid-19 pandemic? Thailand is slowly but steadily reopening. However, there are some requirements that must be met in order for you to be allowed entry. These include a Government-approved Covid-19 Thai travel insurance policy, Certificate of Entry (COE), Covid-19 negative test, and fit to fly certificate.
Meeting these requirements can be a hassle. You need to deal with complex bureaucracy, make sure you choose the right insurance policy, and possibly wait a long time until all of your documents are ready. But don’t worry, we’re here to help make everything easier and faster with the Thailand Re-Entry Package.

Frequently Asked Questions About Special Tourist Visa (Covid-19 Visa)

No, Special Tourist Visa is valid for a single entry into Thailand. Once you leave the country, you have to apply for a new visa to be able to return.

As of today, only Semi-commercial flights and specially chartered flights are allowed into the country.

The visa fee is ฿2,000 (approximately $65). This fee does not include an application service fee (if any), airplane ticket, 15 days ASQ/ASL accommodation, accommodation after quarantine, as well as medical and travel insurance.

Yes, you are free to travel and explore Thailand and choose your destination. Make sure to follow all of the safety guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

No. Previously, a bank statement showing you have a balance of at least ฿500,000 (around $16,000) is required to apply for the Special Tourist Visa. The good news is, this requirement has been eliminated, so you don’t have to prepare your bank statement.

Special Tourist Visa processing time may vary depending on the demand. Rest assured, we will ensure that it is quick and easy.

The following will need to be given by foreigners applying for STV; After the 14-day quarantine, evidence of lodging, which may be any of the following:

  • Evidence of payment to be used after discharge from quarantine for hotel or lodging.
  • Copy of a condominium title deed that the guest or a member of the family holds.
  • Proof of accommodation rental: condominium or home.
  • Proof of payment for condominium-type residence purchase or lease that foreigners may legally purchase or lease.
  • Proof of policy on medical and travel insurance – Health and Travel Benefits with minimum coverage for COVID-19 medical care of USD 100,000 and minimum coverage for all medical and injury costs of THB 400,000. The insurance would protect the initial validity of a visa for at least 90 days.

As announced by the government on July 29, 2020, this is a visa relief or compulsory visa extension for all foreign nationals residing in Thailand affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

People that are on visa exemption stamps, visitor visas, non-immigrant visas, or annual stay extensions, all foreign nationals who are legally staying in Thailand.

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