[TRAVEL ADVISORY] Philippine Airlines Semi-Commercial Flight Operation to Thailand & Guideline in Obtaining Certificate of Entry (COE) - Rakso Travel

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

[TRAVEL ADVISORY] Philippine Airlines Semi-Commercial Flight Operation to Thailand & Guideline in Obtaining Certificate of Entry (COE)

The Kingdom of Thailand has implemented border measures for travelers as the nation continues its unprecedented effort to stop or reduce the spread of local cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection in the country. Effective November 4, 2020, PAL will operate as semi-commercial flight to Thailand and all passengers on the flights must possess Certificate of Entry (COE). The whole process of issuing COE may take 7 – 15 days.


Passengers may access Thailand’s COE Registration System for permitted Thais and Non-Thais by November 2020 at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th.


Please refer to below process for passengers who wish to enter Thailand through PAL’s MNL-BKK flights on:

Route Flight No. ETA / ETD Schedule
Manila - Bangkok PR730 09:45 - 12:15 NOV 04 & 18
Bangkok - Manila PR731 13:30 - 18:00




  • Check whether you are one of the 11 permitted types who can enter Thailand (refer to list below).
  • Plan a trip in advance and contact PAL to book your flight.
  • Reserve an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) accommodation in Thailand (14 days) and get a Health insurance policy showing a minimum coverage for COVID-19 of not less than US$100,000 (Insurance not required for Thai Nationals).
  • Prepare other necessary relevant documents as required for the different types of individuals.
  • Contact the nearest Thai embassy or consulate to submit the documents and follow the terms and conditions for the flight bookings to obtain the “Certificate of Entry” (COE).


Upon check-in, passengers must present:

  • Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR Test result issued within 72hrs prior to flight
  • Fit-to-fly Health/ medical certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure
  • Health insurance


Upon arrival in TH:

  • Pax will undergo the COVID-19 screening (symptoms and body temperature check).
  • Download the tracing mobile phone app.
  • Enter a 14-day local or state quarantine.

You may check at www.caat.or.th/moicovid to see the 11 types of persons who are permitted to enter Thailand and all the required documents.



1. Thai nationals

2. Persons with exemption or persons being considered, permitted or invited by the Prime Minister, or the head of responsible persons accountable for resolving state of emergency issues to enter the Kingdom, pertaining to necessity. Such consideration, permission or invitation may be subject to specified conditions and time limits.

3. Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under International organizations, or representatives of foreign government performing their duties in the Kingdom, or persons of other international agencies as permitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pertaining to necessity, including their spouse, parents, or children.

4. Carriers of necessary goods, subject to immediate return after completion.

5. Crew members who are required to travel into the Kingdom on a mission, and have a specified date and time for return

6. Non-Thai nationals who are a spouse, parents, or children of a Thai national.

7. Non-Thai nationals who hold a valid certificate of permanent residency in the Kingdom, or permission to take up residence in the Kingdom

8. Non-Thai nationals who have work permit or have been granted permission from government agencies to work in the Kingdom, including their spouse or children.

9. Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational institutions approved by Thai authorities, including the parents or guardians of the students, except for students of non-formal educational institutions under the law on Private schools and of other similar private educational institutions

10. Non-Thai nationals who are in need of medical treatment in Thailand, and their attendants. However, this shall not include medical treatment for COVID19

11. Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter the Kingdom under a special arrangement with a foreign country

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Reference: Philippine Airlines

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