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How to get a vaccine passport for overseas travel


The Department of Disease Control (DDC) announced on June 1 that Thais who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 can apply for a vaccine passport that will allow them to travel overseas.

“The DDC will issue a certificate to people who have received vaccines that are registered under Thailand’s Drug Law or are certified by the World Health Organisation,” said DDC director-general Dr Opas Karnkawinpong.

“The document must carry the signature of the Department of Disease Control’s director-general or a chosen nominee, as well as the stamp of the agency. One vaccine passport will certify only one individual,” he said.

The following documents are required if you want to apply for a vaccine passport:

1. A valid passport that will not expire in the next six months, along with a photo copy.

2. Identification card, along with a photo copy.

3. Certificate of vaccination against Covid-19 issued by the DDC, along with a copy.

4. An application fee of THB50 per passport.

In case a proxy applies for the vaccine passport for another person, the proxy must also present a letter of authorisation and their identification card, along with a copy.

The DDC will issue a vaccine passport via these four channels:

- Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, Nonthaburi. Tel: 0-2951-1170-9 extn 3430

- Urban Institute for Disease Prevention and Control, Bangkok. Tel: 0-2521-1668

- International Communicable Disease Control Port, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Samut Prakan. Email: [email protected]

- General Communicable Disease Division, Department of Disease Control head office, Nonthaburi. Tel: 0-2590-3232, 0-2590-3234-5 or email: [email protected]

For more information, contact DDC hotline 1422.

Published : June 03, 2021

By : THE NATION