Surgery Travel to Thailand: What You Need To Know

There are a number of  very important things that you need to know and do in preparation for your surgery journey to Thailand.
If you require clarity about any of the items outlined here, please don’t hesitate to contact your Client Manager.

Mandatory COVID-19 Clearance for Surgery

Regardless of vaccination status, before your surgery you will need to have a mandatory COVID-19 clearance test at your hospital in Thailand.

If your test result is positive, you may not be accepted for your surgery, so it’s vital that you understand the following:

 SAMITIVEJ CHINATOWN HOSPITAL, BANGKOK
If your test result is positive, with a CT value of 30 or less, you will not be accepted for surgery and you may be required to enter hotel isolation.If your test result is positive, with a CT value of more than 30, your surgery can proceed.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you have a COVID-19 PCR test before you travel to Thailand and:
If your test result is positive with a CT value of 30 or less, your surgery and travel will need to be postponed.
If your test result is positive with a CT value of more than 30, your surgery and travel can proceed. There is no requirement for a medical recovery certificate.


WORLD MEDICAL CENTRE HOSPITAL, BANGKOK
If your test result is positive you will not be accepted for surgery and you may be required to enter hotel isolation.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you have a COVID-19 PCR test before you travel to Thailand. If your test result is positive, your surgery and travel will need to be postponed.


PHUKET PLASTIC SURGERY INSTITUTE (PPSI), PHUKET
If your test result is positive you will not be accepted for surgery and you may be required to enter hotel isolation.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you have a COVID-19 PCR test before you travel to Thailand. If your test result is positive, your surgery and travel will need to be postponed.

IMPORTANT:  Without suitable insurance, you will be responsible for all expenses related to hotel isolation, amendments to your flights, accommodation and more. Accordingly, it is strongly recommended that you secure a suitable Travel Insurance Policy with coverage for COVID-19. Note, even if you have recovered from COVID-19, you can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after your initial infection. Equally, there is a chance that you have had an asymptomatic case of COVID-19 – meaning you do not know if you have been infected.

COVID-19 Requirements For Thailand

Travel Requirements
There are no longer any COVID-19 related requirements to enter Thailand. All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, can enter Thailand without the need to produce vaccination certificates or PCR test results.

Surgery Requirements
Please be aware that mandatory COVID-19 clearance requirements for surgery are still in place. 

Testing Positive in Thailand
If you test positive for COVID-19 in Thailand and your infection is considered active, you will be required to enter mandatory hotel isolation. Your CosMediTour Client Liaison in Thailand will be on hand to help make these arrangements for you.
Please note that without appropriate COVID-19 travel insurance, that you will be responsible for all expenses relating to your isolation. 

Stay Up To Date 

Testing and travel restrictions surrounding COVID-19 can change at short notice. It’s important to stay up to date on these conditions by continually checking relevant government websites.

Government Travel Advice

To ensure your safety when travelling, it’s vital that you understand your government’s latest travel advice to Thailand. Your country’s travel advice website contains important information about Thailand’s local laws, health advice, and visitor safety protocols:
Australia | New Zealand | Singapore | UK | UAE | USA | Canada

Travel Insurance

Whilst travel insurance is not mandatory, it is strongly recommended that you do take out a policy that includes coverage for COVID-19. Without this level of cover you could be responsible for costly fees relating to quarantine or trip cancellation. Please do your research on providers, or seek assistance from an accredited travel agent.

Please note : Travel insurance is in no way related to, or associated with the CosMediTour Surgery Travel Warranty.

Medication Travel Certificates

If you plan to take medication to Thailand, (prescription or over-the counter) you must:

  • Visit your GP to obtain a Medical Certificate that includes what each medication is, the dose, and that it is intended for personal use. At the same time, ask your GP to make sure your medication is legal in Thailand.
  • Ensure all medication it is in its original packaging
  • Only take enough medicine for duration of your trip

Passport Requirements

You’ll need to have a passport with at least 6 months of validity at the time of your departure.

IMPORTANT The information on this website is intended to provide a general guide only. It isn’t intended to be, nor should it be relied on, as a substitute for legal or other professional advice. Clients need to take responsibility for their overseas travel decisions and should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances. Whilst care has been taken in the preparation of this content, CosMediTour does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material on this or any linked site. CosMediTour accepts no legal liability arising from or connected to any material on this website or on any linked site.