Covid-19 Travel Advisory

SEE TEFL is committed to the health and safety of every one of our trainees, trainers and auxiliary staff. We fully understand why our current and prospective trainees are concerned about the current Covid-19 situation.

SEE TEFL is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education (MoE) as a non-formal school. All our 4-week TEFL and Internship programs are currently running as scheduled according to the directives of the MoE.

Our courses are currently running onsite.

Travel to Thailand

From May 1st, 2022

Vaccinated travelers must register for a Thailand Pass. They will need to attach details of their passport, vaccination record and general insurance cover of $10,000.

Vaccinated Travelers are no longer required to test before, on or after arrival. There is also no longer a compulsory hotel/quarantine period. Vaccinated travelers are free to travel anywhere within Thailand on arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers have two options. The first involves taking a PCR test before arrival but there is no longer a quarantine requirement. The second option is for travelers who were unable to take a PCR test before arrival; they will need to quarantine for 5 days on arrival.

We recommend that all trainees obtain a 60-day Tourist Visa (TR) before arrival. This visa can be extended for a further 30 days in Chiang Mai.

After training and starting employment, schools will convert a Tourist Visa to a Non-immigrant B visa at their local Immigration office for a fee. Their school can then process their teacher's work permit.

All training dates are flexible; dates can be postponed just by sending us an email. There's no additional fee.

  • Click here to apply for a Tourist Visa.
  • Click here to apply for a Thailand Pass.
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    Normal (non-covid period) Visa Options:
    You can obtain a 30-day visa exemption on arrival, you can extend this for a further 30 days in Chiang Mai. If you obtain a 60-day tourist visa from a Thai embassy or consulate (personal and postal applications are usually available) before you depart for Thailand, you can also extend this for a further 30 days in Chiang Mai. We will guide you.

    If you need more days, you can cross the border with Myanmar at Mae Sai, return an hour later after visiting the market on the other side of the border and you’ll receive a first or second 30-day visa exemption. You don’t need to apply for a visa for Myanmar to do this. You can extend this exemption for 30 days as well. The trip to Mae Sai from Chiang Mai takes 4-5 hours by bus. Most people complete the round trip in one day.

    Alternatively, you can obtain a first or second 60-day tourist visa by visiting a Thai embassy or consulate in a neighboring country. This tourist visa can also be extended for a further 30 days in Chiang Mai. The Thai embassy in Vientiane, Laos is most people’s preferred choice from Chiang Mai. You can travel overland or fly there.