Step 1 Book your plane ticket. I have used https://www.skyscanner.com.au/ to check for the cheapest options and I got my ticket with 20kg of check in luggage from Melbourne to Bangkok for less than $300 – one way / Scoot Check #1: Make sure you’ve been residing for at least 21 days in one of the 63 countries in the Safe List. The determination of whether you’re qualified to enter Thailand without quarantine is based on where you’re departing from(you must be in that country for at least 21 days) and not your passport. Check #2: Determine whether you need a visa to enter Thailand or not. This will be determined based on your Passport. – If you are holding a Passport from one of these countries, you fall under VISA EXEMPT RULES which means you do not need a Visa to enter Thailand for tourism purposes. Check them here: https://thaiembdc.org/visa-exemption-and-visa-on-arrival/
Step 2 Book your 1 Day Test & Go Hotel from https://www.agoda.com/en-gb/quarantineth Note #1: You’ll notice the options listed are a bit over price. They have bundled it with airport transfer, 3 meals and covid test among others. In short, you do not have any other choice. Bite the bullet and book 1. All you need to do is to book 1 night. Note #2: After booking your hotel, you’ll need to wait for the hotel to email you and ask you to send them your Vaccination Certificate, Passport, Flight Confirmation, Insurance Certificate. Once you’ve sent them those documents, the hotel will issue you a Hotel Confirmation. You will need this and not your Agoda Booking Confirmation when you register for your Thai Pass.
Step 4 Register for Thai Pass at https://tp.consular.go.th/ Note: They need all your attachments to be in jpg or png file format. You cannot upload a pdf file into their system. You may use free services such as https://smallpdf.com/pdf-to-jpg to convert your files.
Step 5 Book for your pre-flight covid test. If you’re flying out from Sydney or Melbourne, you can get a RT-PCR test done at the airport. You need to be at the test centre 1 hour earlier than your normal check in time. You can book it online at https://www.histopath.com.au/traveltesting/
The cost for the test is $150. Please make sure the test centre is open around your departure time.
Hope this helps. Enjoy Thailand and we look forward to welcome you once again.