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Updated December 22, 2021
Announced today: New Thailand Pass applications and the Test and Go program will be temporarily suspended over the holidays. This is *hopefully* a temporary measure while sciencey people give Omicron a watchful side-eye. The situation will be reviewed in early January. See full details here or subscribe to updates.
How can I book my Test and Go Hotel? Is it possible to book a Test and Go hotel on a hotel booking site like Agoda?
Yes! You can definitely book your Bangkok Test and Go hotel package on Agoda. Here’s how:
1. Start at the Agoda page for an approved “SHA Plus+” hotel
Start at the Agoda page for an approved “SHA Plus+” hotel – one that’s also participating in Test and Go. (Start here if this is totally confusing or you want some tips to choose a good hotel).
For the sake of the example, I’ll use the Siam Mandarina Hotel because it’s close to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (10-15 minutes’ drive depending on the time of day). It’s not the best of Bangkok (find them below), but it’s really convenient.
Note that at this point you won’t see any Test and Go booking options – don’t panic we’re not finished! You have to add some more information (explained in the next step) before the quarantine packages appear.
2. Select your options (important – don’t skip this!)
Next, make a few important clicks to get your search set for success. In the top, choose your currency (otherwise you’ll have to change it in each new tab you open). Then, choose your dates. You must input dates or you won’t see the Test and Go quarantine package options. (Just add dummy dates or a rough guess if you’re just window-shopping). For the sake of this example, I’ll choose USD and dummy dates in mid-January.
Then, choose your room requirements – important if you’re travelling with kids and want to see options for suites, family rooms or connecting rooms – it will do the math for you to find the right number of rooms for the right number of people.
Finally, click SEARCH.
3. Find your Test and Go hotel options
An Agoda search page will briefly appear and then you’ll see your results for your dates, with your original hotel (e.g. Siam Mandarina Hotel) at the top.
Open this hotel page in a new window (to preserve your list of results).
On the hotel page, scroll just a second down the page and you’ll probably see a box that says ‘Quarantine Package’. This is the Test and Go option.
4. Choose your Test and Go room type and package
When you scroll down to your room choices, make sure that the package includes “Medical services and hygiene measures”, airport pick-up and – crucial – free cancellation. As you have to pay in advance, make sure you have free cancellation (like actually read the fine print). We all know that things can change overnight and you don’t want to be stuck with a hotel booking that you can’t use.
Note that not all room types include Test and Go package options, so if you don’t see the option at the top (which are often cheapest) room types, keep scrolling (or search the page for “Medical services” to find it quickly). On my test dates, some Test and Go room types were sold out at some hotels, so it’s good to be flexible (with your dates or the hotel). Once you see what you want (and have read the fine print about any fees) – book it (again, with free cancellation!).
Again – this is the line you’re looking for next to the room type – “Medical services and hygiene measures” – it means it’s a Test and Go package. You might not see it available for each hotel as they may be sold out for those dates or those room types. Keep clicking through your options, you’ll find one!
As a quick point of reference, some of Agoda’s best-rated Bangkok Test and Go hotels that are directly bookable with quarantine packages include:
- Amari Watergate Hotel
- Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
- Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn (smoke-free rooms)
- Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri
- Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21 (smoke-free rooms)
- Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55 Thong Lo
- Jasmine Resort Hotel
- Oakwood Suites Bangkok (apartments)
- The Okura Prestige Bangkok
- 56 Hotel (balconies)
- Adelphi Forty-Nine Hotel (smoke-free rooms)
- Adelphi Suites Bangkok
- Arte Hotel
- Centre Point Silom River View Hotel
- Evergreen Place Siam
- Hotel Icon Bangkok Sukhumvit
- Maitria Mode Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok (smoke-free rooms)
- Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 Bangkok
- Nouvo City Hotel
- Siri Sathorn Bangkok
- SureStay Plus by Best Western Sukhumvit 2 (smoke-free rooms)
- The Quarter Hualamphong (no smoking indoors)
- The Quarter Ladprao (no smoking indoors)
- The Quarter Phromphong (no smoking indoors)
- Chillax Heritage
- First Pride Hotel Bangkok
- Klub Hotel Bangkok (smoke-free rooms)
- Navalai River Resort (smoke-free rooms)
You can book directly with the hotel as well, but some people report a slow response time to email inquiries. Purely for the sake of research and comparing your options, Agoda’s a place to start.
Tip: If booking direct through a hotel (especially at more budget establishments), make double sure what the price includes. Some travellers have assumed a “Test and Go” price included everything and were surprised to learn that airport transfer and Covid tests were extra.
After you’ve booked your Test and Go hotel
As for the rest of your trip, once you’ve completed your Test and Go (with a negative test result), you’re free to travel Thailand as normal (what a concept!) and can make hotel bookings for the rest of your trip any way you like, whether on Agoda, Booking.com or direct through the hotel.
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