There was some chatter that Thailand Pass would go entirely away from June 1 (read more here), but that is unfortunately not the case for non-nationals of the country.
Thailand has decided to “simplify” the Thailand Pass application, and the issuance of the QR code is apparently immediate for everyone (my most recent one was instantaneous too).
You can access Thailand’s page for Pass applications here.
Thai nationals no longer need to apply for the Thailand Pass. However, foreigners applying for the QR code must provide passport and vaccination information and proof of insurance.
It is unclear if you are still required to upload proof.
My Thailand Pass Application & Entry In April:
My Thailand Pass Application & Entry In May:
Tourism Authority of Thailand Update:
Bangkok, 20 May, 2022 – Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today approved the simplified Thailand Pass registration and entry rules for international arrivals, effective 1 June 2022.
Foreign nationals are still required to apply for a Thailand Pass (via https://tp.consular.go.th/), but will only need to provide passport details, vaccination, and an US$10,000 health insurance policy. The system will then automatically issue a Thailand Pass QR code for the applicants. Meanwhile, Thais will no longer be required to apply for a Thailand Pass.
Upon arriving in Thailand, vaccinated travellers must undergo entry screening, and will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers who are able to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system will also be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
The CCSA also approved further easing of nationwide COVID-19 controls with three colour-coded zones: The Pilot Tourist Areas or blue zones, the Surveillance or green zone, and the Areas under Stringent Surveillance or yellow zone.
Night-time entertainment venues; such as, pubs, bars and karaoke lounges in the green and blue zones will be allowed to resume operation, including the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises up till 24.00 Hrs. However, all venues are told to strictly adhere to the prevention guidelines.
The CCSA also lifted the quarantine requirement for the high-risk contact.
Not sure how much they can simplify the current application process because they still require the same documents (passport, vaccination, and proof of insurance).
I guess that they just issue the QR code once you provide/upload this information before actually validating any of them.
It is unclear if the Thailand Pass check will still exist upon arrival where they check that the QR code and your passport information match.