Travel documents and
visa requirement

A foreign citizen who wishes to enter Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General or Thai E-Visa Official Website (online application). You are strongly recommended to seek guidelines to apply for a visa via your local Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General.

Please note that individuals from certain countries are eligible for
tourist visa exemption programme.

Request a letter
of invitation

For those wish to request a letter of invitation, please contact via email
either IPPA secretariat orthe Local Organising Committee

Travel to Thailand
during the COVID-19 pandemic

Announcement :
Starting 1 July 2022, Thailand Pass is no longer required for entry into Thailand

Entry Measures for Thai and Foreign Nationals (From 1 July 2022)

  • Thailand Pass not required
  • Certificate of vaccination or an RT-PCR / Professional ATK COVID-19 test result issued within 72 hours before departure
  • Medical insurance not required
  • Airlines will check your documents be


1. Fully Vaccinated Persons must :

2. Unvaccinated / Not Fully Vaccinated Persons must :

  • Attach passport and COVID-19 RT-PCR / Professional ATK (NOT self-ATK) test result issued within 72 hours before traveling (must attach on Thailand Pass only)

Useful links:

Visa to Thailand

From 18 February 2021, visa applicants in the United States are required to apply online through the website For instructions on the Thailand e-visa, please check the User Manual or watch the Video User Manual.


For Medical visas scheme (Tourist MT or Non Immigrant – O), the applicants are strictly advised to contact the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate General for authorization prior to their e-Visa application submission. Any unauthorized application submission under Medical visas scheme would be rejected and non-refundable.


From 26 September 2021, 11.00 PM (UTC), it is no longer required for e-Visa applicant to submit his/her passport and original supporting documents in person at the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate. After the e-Visa application has been approved, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to applicants. It is kindly requested to print a copy of the confirmation e-mail to present to airline and Thai Immigration officials to carry out checks when travelling to Thailand.

Please click here for more information.

Local Accommodation

Chiang Mai offers a wide variety of accommodation ranging from luxury
and boutique to budget hotels and hostels, as well as serviced apartments.
Book early and use travel websites which often offer discounts.


the IPPA 22nd Congress will be held during one of the most famous festivals in northern Thailand During this period, choice rooms and hotels in
the area may be fully booked so we highly encourage delegates to make early reservations to ensure they get their most preferred accommodations.

Le Méridien Chiang Mai

Experience a blend of historical European roots and contemporary hospitality at Le Meridien Chiang Mai.


  • Airports 6.6 Km

U Nimman Chiang Mai

U Nimman Chiang Mai offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers.


  • Airports 3.6 Km
  • Venue 4.9 Km

Zensala Riverpark Resort

Nestled in the heart of Pa Ton, From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer.


  • Airports 6.6 Km
  • Venue 4.9 Km

Raya Heritage

Located on the banks of the river Ping, just a 15 minute drive from the heart of the old city, Raya Heritage.


  • Airports 9.2 Km
  • Venue 9.6 Km



From Bangkok to Chiang Mai

690 kilometres apart:

There are 3 main ways to get to Chiang Mai from
Bangkok: plane, bus, and train.

From Chiang Maito Venue

How to travel around the historic district of Chiang Mai

Other options include Tuk Tuks, motorbike taxis, and rented vehicles (bike, scooter, motorbike, car, and minivan). theculturetrip


Vaccine guide for travellers to Thailand, please visit this website.