In this section:
- COVID-19 vaccinations in Thailand
- Registering an overseas vaccination in Australia
- Additional resources
The Australian Consulate-General does not provide vaccines or vaccination services to Australians in Thailand.
Australia’s global network is working with foreign governments, including the Government of Thailand, to allow Australians in country to access vaccines through their local vaccination programs, should you wish to do so. This is consistent with the approach in Australia that vaccines are available to all people living in Australia.
The Thai Government has confirmed that vaccinations will be provided to everybody, including foreigners, who are resident in Thailand. The Thai vaccination program targets specific groups in phases.
Please note the Australian Government cannot provide advice on the safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines that have been approved for use outside of Australia’s regulatory process. You should consult your local health professional for further advice on vaccine options.
On 1 August 2021, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced a new COVID-19 vaccination registration system for foreign residents in Thailand. All residents who are yet to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination can register with the MFA, although priority will be given to those aged 60 and above, are at least 12 weeks pregnant, or who have underlying health conditions.
Australians in Phuket can register for vaccinations via: ภูเก็ตต้องชนะ (xn--12cmj6ba0a7b3g4a6fud5d2a.com)
Many other provinces have their own vaccination arrangements in place. The Embassy will provide further details of Thailand’s vaccination program as confirmed information becomes available. We encourage Australians seeking to get vaccinated to consider all options available to them by their provincial health authorities and hospitals.
KOH SAMUI, KOH TAO, KOH PHANGAN
Australians in Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangancan can register for vaccinations via the Koh Samui Hospital website: Koh Samui Hospital
Vaccination against COVID-19 does not currently exempt you from the pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement, or quarantine upon arrival, when travelling to Australia.
If you receive a COVID-19 Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine while overseas, you can register your vaccination on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) when you return to Australia. At this time, if you've received a COVID-19 vaccine overseas which is not Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna, you cannot have it added to the AIR.
To register your vaccination in the AIR:
- obtain proof of vaccination from your provider when you receive the vaccine
- bring the proof of vaccination to Australia when you return. The proof must be translated to English if it’s in another language.
- make sure your Medicare online account is up to date.
- give the proof of vaccination along with your Medicare card to a recognised vaccination provider in Australia. They’ll verify your vaccination status and add the record of vaccination to the AIR.
For more information on registering an overseas COVID-19 vaccination, visit Services Australia.
- Read our advice on vaccinations and preventative health
- Learn about how to get medical assistance overseas
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet)
- COVID-19 vaccines (Department of Health)
- COVID-19 vaccines (Therapeutic Goods Administration)
- Australian Immunisation Register (Services Australia)
- Overseas immunisations (Services Australia)