COVID vaccination for Swiss citizens: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What vaccine will I get, do I have options?
You will receive an AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine, provided in the framework of Thailand’s national vaccination program.
Can I register my Thai spouse/partner, who is not Swiss, for vaccination?
Appointments can only be given to Swiss citizens.
I am staying in Thailand on a tourist visa, can I register for vaccination through the Swiss Embassy?
No, only Swiss citizens with a valid visa or stay permit in Thailand can register for vaccination (no tourist visa).
Registrations of unauthorized people might be cancelled without notice. It is also possible that they will be refused at the vaccination appointment.
When will I receive the second vaccination?
You will be given an appropriate appointment by the hospital at the time of the first vaccination and depending on the vaccine type.
Will I receive a vaccination certificate?
You will receive a vaccination certificate after the second vaccination, issued by the relevant hospital.
I have a WHO vaccination booklet, will the proof that I have been vaccinated be noted in the WHO booklet?
Please ask the hospital once your appointment has been confirmed.
Are the Swiss and Thai vaccination certificates mutually recognised?
The Swiss Embassy actively seeks mutual recognition of the certificates. Currently only the vaccination certificate from the EU and related certificates are recognised in Switzerland.
Will I receive a vaccination certificate from the Swiss authorities if I have been vaccinated in Thailand?
Kindly consult the following link.
Is a COVID-vaccination with Astra Zeneca recognised in Switzerland?
AstraZeneca vaccines are recognised in Switzerland, kindly consult the following link for more information on how to receive a Swiss Certificate after being vaccinated with AstraZeneca.
I would like the second vaccination with an mRNA vaccine, can the Swiss Embassy recommend this?
The Swiss Embassy has no medical mandate and cannot give you any recommendation whether a second vaccination with a different vaccine is advisable or not, please consult your physician for this question.
My first vaccination was done with Astra Zeneca in Thailand, can I travel to Switzerland for a second vaccination with an mRNA vaccine?
Please consult your doctor in Switzerland for this question.
Where else can I register for vaccination?
Foreigners residing in Thailand can register for a vaccination directly via www.expatvac.consular.go.th or in private hospitals
How much does the vaccination cost?
The vaccination organised by the Swiss Embassy is free of charge.
I need to change my appointment for the second vaccination, can the Swiss Embassy do this for me?
No, you have to contact the hospital, the Swiss Embassy does not have access to the hospital's database.
I have health problems, can I still get vaccinated?
Please consult your physician for any medical questions.