From July 1, 2021, Phuket started to lift quarantine requirements for vaccinated foreign tourists from lower-risk countries under the “Phuket Sandbox” program.While unvaccinated adult travelers are required to undergo mandatory quarantine at Alternative Local Quarantine Hotels in Phuket for 14 days.
Under the sandbox plan, visitors to Phuket are allowed to roam the entire island, lounging on the beaches and evenings out in restaurants, although clubs and bars remain closed. They can also travel to other destinations in Thailand after staying on the island for 14 nights.
The basic requirements before departure include:
✓ Must have been staying in approved home country for at least 21 days before departure.
✓ Obtain a Certificate of Entry(COE)from a Thai embassy/consulate.
✓ Vaccine Certificate/ proof of vaccination *must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. (travelers under 18 years old accompanied by a parent or guardian are exempted from the need to be vaccinated)
✓ A negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure. (also required for travelers under 18 years old)
✓ COVID-19 Insurance.
The basic requirements upon arrival include:
✓ A RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense on the day of arrival, the sixth or seventh day of stay and the 12th or 13th day.
✓ Stay for 14 days at approved “SHA+” hotels in order to travel onwards in Thailand.
✓ Installing Thailand Plus and Morchana apps.
✓ Negative COVID-19 test results over the 14-day stay for onward travel to other parts of Thailand.
Additionally, foreign tourists must stay in SHA+ (Safety & Health Administration) accredited hotels in Phuket only. However, travelers can swap between other SHA+ accredited hotels.
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A small island province, Phuket can be easily put under control amid the current pandemic and the model basis for reopening the entire country in October.
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