There have been several vaccine passport solutions set up in countries across the world, including one in Thailand. The idea is simple, a vaccine passport gives you proof that you’re fully vaccinated, and you’re allowed to travel.
In the near future, vaccine passports will most likely become a mandatory travel document for people traveling and recently Thailand has introduced their version of an international vaccine passport showcasing Covid-19 immunization.
Opas Karnkawinpong, the department’s director-general, has approved a copy of the vaccine passport and the order describing the issuing process and that it has been published in the Royal Gazette, making the passport official.
The order states that a vaccine must be registered in Thailand or certified by the World Health Organization, and the official signature of a disease control official is required to validate the vaccination.
The process of obtaining a vaccine passport costs 50 baht and can either be done at The Bureau of General Communicable Disease at Suvarnabhumi airport, Travel Medicine Clinic, Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute, or at Urban Disease Control and Prevention, Bang Khen, Bangkok.
Applicants also need to provide documentation of having received the vaccine, passport, and proof of travel such as a plane ticket.