Australian Consulate-General
Phuket, Thailand

 

Australians in Thailand

*IMPORTANT*

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident and you're travelling or living in Thailand, you may wish to register with the Australian Embassy.

If you have already registered with the Embassy via email since March 2020, do not complete an online registration. For those who have not already registered with the Embassy, please do so here: https://covid19.dfat.gov.au. When prompted to provide your address, provide the address of your current location in Thailand, not your residential address in Australia.

 

Flights to Australia

If you wish to return to Australia, please look for commercial options. Qatar Airways, All Nippon Airways and Cathay Pacific are flying to Australia. Qatar Airways are offering a 10% discount on one-way tickets to Australia, please use the promo code TRAVELHOME via their website, www.qatarairways.com/getyouhome.  

Thai Airways will fly five flights from Bangkok to Sydney on consecutive Sundays in August.  These flights will depart at 19:29 in the evening on Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th August.  The flights will arrive in Sydney at 07:20 the following Monday morning.

Each flight will only be able to carry thirty (30) passengers.  Please ensure you are registered with the embassy to ensure you receive further details on the price and how to register interest.

The Embassy continues to look for other commercial flight options for travel to Australia. Details of any confirmed travel options will be provided on our Facebook page, Australia in Thailand


Entering Australia

From 20 March 2020, only Australian citizens, permanent residents and immediate family members (with exemption) can travel to Australia. For further information including how to apply for an exemption, please go to https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/


Quarantine on arrival in Australia

Everyone arriving in Australia must undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated facilities (for example, a hotel), at their port/city of arrival, regardless of final destination. If you’re due to arrive back in Australia soon, you may have to contribute to the cost of quarantine.

Individual states and territories have started to introduce their own quarantine arrangements and costs.

Some have an exemption period, where if you purchased your ticket before a certain date you will not be charged for quarantine.

Most states are offering payment plans, fee reductions and/or fee waivers for those experiencing financial hardship.

Visit your state or territory website for more info on quarantine costs and arrangements:

NSW: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/quarantine

QLD: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/quarantine?

WA: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-travel-wa

VIC: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-overseas-travellers

NT: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/quarantine/quarantine-fee

SA: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/restrictions-and-responsibilities/travel-restrictions#arrivingos

ACT: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/stay-safe-and-healthy/quarantine-and-isolation/quarantine-information-for-people-who-are-well#Quarantine-for-people-returning-from-overseas

TAS: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/keeping-yourself-safe/quarantine

Check out our website for general COVID-19 information for Australian travellers. www.smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19-australian-travellers

Please review the Australian Government website https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice-and-restrictions-faqs#other-states for information on state or territory’s interstate travel or quarantine.   


Visa for Thailand

The Thai Government has extended all visa types for foreigners until 26 September, as long as the visa was valid on 26 March 2020.  Due to this, the Embassy will no longer be issuing letters for visa extensions. 

Short stayers (tourists) without visas should depart Thailand before the grace period expires.

Long stayers with visas (expats, retirees) should apply for the extension of their permit to stay before the grace period expires.

If you have any questions regarding this the visa extension process or your own visa circumstances, please direct them to Thai Immigration authorities; Hotline 1178 or www.immigration.go.th


Travel to Thailand

Australian Government’s Travel advice for Thailand

Australian Government’s COVID-19 Travel Advice

Permission to enter Thailand - Royal Thai Embassy Canberra

Click here for information Australian Passports    Click here for information on Notarial Services

We do not take enquiries about Australian visas.  Visas for travel to Australia are handled through the Australian Embassy Bangkok.

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