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Good day to all. Can anyone tell me where to find specific instructions for how to use a Certificate of Recovery from Covid for travel to Thailand? I am finding a sentence here and there, but it is clear as mud. My wife and I had covid and couple weeks ago, and scheduled to file out of Texas on 1/20, and arrive Phuket on 1/22. I am looking for the protocol for entrance to the Thailand with a positive RT-PCR, but a Certificate of Recovery. I'd appreciate any knowledgeable help that has exact guidance. Thanks so much!

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If you've been issued a Fit to Fly, your RT-PCR should be negative. Is this not the case?

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5. I have previously been infected with COVID-19; can I travel to Thailand?

- Yes. Those previously infected with COVID-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they have received a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any time after their recovery. Please be advised that your proof or medical record of COVID-19 recovery must be submitted alongside your single-dose vaccination certificate. - If you have been fully vaccinated before contracting COVID-19, you are still considered to be fully vaccinated. - Those who have recovered from COVID-19 within 3 months before travelling to Thailand must present a valid COVID-19 recovery form or medical certificate certifying that they have recovered from COVID-19 within 3 months before travelling or are asymptomatic in case their COVID-19 RT-PCR test shows a positive result.

https://image.mfa.go.th/mfa/0/zE6021nSnu/กอง_0302/Thailand_Pass_FAQ_THAI-ENG__24_Dec_2021__11.00_hrs.pdf

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If ultimately you do not find any Thai "protocol" on this, I suspect that if you followed the U.S. template/rules on recovery, this would also be accepted in Thailand as it would meet their standard of "present a valid COVID-19 recovery form or medical certificate certifying that they have recovered from COVID-19 within 3 months before travelling" Furthermore, this is the standard that will likely be used to allow you to board the airplane. 

See page 5 in the following link. 


https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Airline_Checklist_Amended_for_Vaccine_Order_110621_for_posting_UPDATE.pdf

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Actually, yeterday afternoon the consulate office clarified the Certificate of Recovery quite a bit, which final provides guidance for the Sandbox Program. Here is the applicable addition from yesterday:

"Obtain a negative COVID-19 test result (RT-PCR), issued within 72 hours before travelling

RT-PCR result must be negative or not detected

If RT-PCR result is positive or detected then medical certificate proof of covid recovery at least 14 days but less than 90 days from onset or first date of detection is required."

 

I hope this helps others who have been as confused as I was. 

 

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Hi KitG - am keen to follow up how you fared on entering thailand.  I am due to fly out on the 23/1 but had a positive PCR test despite having no symptoms for 3 weeks, and fully vacc'd in mid 2021.

Is the proof of recovery - done via blood test and did you need to wait a certain amount of time after the positive PCR test to get this.    As known the PCR test maybe positive for several weeks/months.

I see above you state at least 14 days since detection.. although my infection (not official as was with a at home antigen test approximately a month ago).. was a long time ago, but officially with PCR was positive yesterday.  Hence I think to be safe I need to delay my flights a fortnight?

Thoughts?

thanks Ric

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Was wondering if the original poster (or anyone else) can post an update as to how their arrival went? I suspect there are many people in the same situation. I was supposed to arrive in BKK last Friday under the Test & Go scheme - however I tested positive 4 days earlier.

It seems clear about being able to enter Thailand with a medical clearance certificate, but not clear how they will interpret the inevitable positive test taken on arrival (positive with certificate = treated as a negative? Or all positives sent to isolate regardless?).

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I have been searching for the same information. The best that I have found is that we all have to take the test and then show our Dr. note if (when) it comes back a false positive. I find this redundant and a waste of money since in the US we only need to show that we have recovered in the last 90 days and we don't need to take the test since even if it comes back positive, the Dr. note nullifies the test results. I guess as long as we don't get put in quarantine it's a win?

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I have a Covid recovery National Health Service digital record which states I have recovered from Covid.Is this enough for entry into Thailand?Or do I also have to get a letter from my doctor?

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You can go to the websites of Thai Embassies for information on Covid Recovery Certificates e.g. the Thai Embassy London website is where I looked.

But as I understand it, you need to obtain from a Doctor a Covid Recovery Certificate as follows:

- it cannot be dated more than 3 months before arrival

- it must show you have recovered from Covid at least 14 days before arrival

- it must show you contracted Covid at least 28 days before arrival.

Hope this helps.

ScottishTim

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  • 2 weeks later...

My concerns:  Do I need to have recovered from Covid 14 days before travelling to Thailand or does that refer to a positive PCR test at least 14 days prior to travel?  And as another commenter asked, does the certificate of recovery mean that I would avoid further quarantine in the event of a positive test upon arrival? Hope someone can help!

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1. If you test positive for Covid, but have a letter of recovery you can still board flight and enter.
2. If you test positive on Day 1 - it doesn't state whether your letter of recovery matters (but if it doesn't, then why let you in the country under that rule?)
3. Same for day 5..

Now, if they do let you continue on Day 1 and Day 5 with a positive results (but allow your letter of recovery to supercede that) then why even bother with PCR tests at all? And if you need to be negative, then why let you in the country under a different rule? 

 

I'll arrive 15 days after testing positive, which I think is fine. It's pretty unclear. But agree, I'm not adding anything to the convo here, it's just ohters in the same position querying what happens on arrival but no one answering us.. 

 

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Wondering if anyone who entered Thailand with a certificate of recovery and positive PCR ended up in a lengthy quarantine? Hoping for a negative test but you never know... 

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I would really like to know whether anyone has experienced this or not yet? I am due to fly out next month and am really thinking about cancelling everything as I may still get some money back - although not much.

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hi all

this is all I found about travelling to Thailand with recovery certificate. 
hope it helps 

I have been looking for this information for a while. 
 

- If you have recovered from being infected from COVID-19 and the RT-PCR test before travelling is still positive, travellers must have a medical certificate stating that you have recovered from COVID-19 (infected more than 14 days but not more than 3 months). 

** All those who have been infected will have to take a RT-PCR test before travelling as stated

 

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Hello, can someone please tell me what the process is for the certificate of recovery once you enter the country? I will be departing 4 weeks after I tested positive for COVID. The PCR test can be positive for up to 3 months, so I do run the risk of testing positive before I leave. I know that if I test positive before I leave and have a certificate of recovery I can enter the country, but I have no idea what happens when I arrive! I know I need to do a PCR upon entry - what happens if this is positive? (which it inevitably will if my departure test was positive), If I have to quarantine for 10 days, do I have to do another PCR at the end of that quarantine? Because if that is the case I could be stuck for a couple of months. It doesn't make sense to not be able to use the certificate for a positive result upon entry but I really need some help from someone who has gone through the process. Thank you! 

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I was in the same boat.  Tested positive on a PCR 17 days before leaving and again two days before departure.  I got some extra travel insurance to make sure I was covered in case of a 10 day quarantine .  My positive pre-departure test and certificate of recovery were accepted - I was a bit nervous about that.  Like you I wondered what would happen if I tested positive in Thailand and I was sure that's what would happen.  - Surprisingly I was negative - just a few days after a positive result back home.

I've asked on this site and I never did find out what happened if you test positive on arrival - just decided to take my chances and it worked out.  I can't believe though that they would keep you in quarantine after the ten days (if in fact they even quarantine you at all).  I think it's a general assumption that you're no longer infectious after ten days.

I don't know if any of this is helpful and I hope someone with more info can comment.

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2 minutes ago, Mary said:

I was in the same boat.  Tested positive on a PCR 17 days before leaving and again two days before departure.  I got some extra travel insurance to make sure I was covered in case of a 10 day quarantine .  My positive pre-departure test and certificate of recovery were accepted - I was a bit nervous about that.  Like you I wondered what would happen if I tested positive in Thailand and I was sure that's what would happen.  - Surprisingly I was negative - just a few days after a positive result back home.

I've asked on this site and I never did find out what happened if you test positive on arrival - just decided to take my chances and it worked out.  I can't believe though that they would keep you in quarantine after the ten days (if in fact they even quarantine you at all).  I think it's a general assumption that you're no longer infectious after ten days.

I don't know if any of this is helpful and I hope someone with more info can comment.

The problem here are the hospitals, they decide who has to go to quarantine; however I assume that if you can show them a certificate of recovery that they would accept it. 

When I spoke to the Thai embassy in The Netherlands they told me this: 

'if your test in Thailand is positive, you may be required to follow health protocol. the decision will be made by health authority based taking into account many factors including your recovery certificate and symptoms.

you still need to do the pre departure PCR test. If negative, you dont need your recovery certificate BUT if positive then you need your recovery certificate.'

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22 hours ago, Star41 said:

The problem here are the hospitals, they decide who has to go to quarantine; however I assume that if you can show them a certificate of recovery that they would accept it. 

When I spoke to the Thai embassy in The Netherlands they told me this: 

'if your test in Thailand is positive, you may be required to follow health protocol. the decision will be made by health authority based taking into account many factors including your recovery certificate and symptoms.

you still need to do the pre departure PCR test. If negative, you dont need your recovery certificate BUT if positive then you need your recovery certificate.'

Also from the Netherlands and supposed to fly on Saturday. Did get tested positive Friday Feb 25. Requested the coronaCheck recovery certificate. Do you know if this is accepted in Thailand?

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13 hours ago, Voske said:

Also from the Netherlands and supposed to fly on Saturday. Did get tested positive Friday Feb 25. Requested the coronaCheck recovery certificate. Do you know if this is accepted in Thailand?

Yes it's accepted, however there needs to be 14 days between the date you got tested positive for COVID and your flight to Thailand. 

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On 2/3/2022 at 7:51 AM, mgold said:


1. If you test positive for Covid, but have a letter of recovery you can still board flight and enter.
2. If you test positive on Day 1 - it doesn't state whether your letter of recovery matters (but if it doesn't, then why let you in the country under that rule?)
3. Same for day 5..

Now, if they do let you continue on Day 1 and Day 5 with a positive results (but allow your letter of recovery to supercede that) then why even bother with PCR tests at all? And if you need to be negative, then why let you in the country under a different rule? 

I'll arrive 15 days after testing positive, which I think is fine. It's pretty unclear. But agree, I'm not adding anything to the convo here, it's just ohters in the same position querying what happens on arrival but no one answering us.. 

hi, can you let me know what happened to you on Day 1 if you tested positive but had a recovered from Covid letter ? Thanks 

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On 3/4/2022 at 11:20 AM, Star41 said:

Yes it's accepted, however there needs to be 14 days between the date you got tested positive for COVID and your flight to Thailand. 

Thanks Star41.  So that 14 days from positive test to flight is definitive?? That is the wording we have been looking for. Is it anywhere official? I want to fly on day 14, arriving day 15….!

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I need clarification on Step 2 under Test and Go because I am planning to go to Thailand either May or June, so if I am positive for COVID-19 between 14-90 days prior to departure as long as I have medical certificate of recovery of 1st infection signed by my doctor, I don't need to take that PCR test within 72 hours of departure. 

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