Phuket Sandbox Entry Details

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have updated the information for arrivals to Phuket under the Sandbox.

Phuket will reopen to vaccinated tourists, without the need for a mandatory quarantine, from 1st July 2021.

Here are the latest details. Further information is available on our dedicated page.

Pre-Arrival

  1. Travellers are advised to avoid at-risk areas or crowded places no less than 14 days before their travel date.
  2. Travellers must travel from countries/regions approved by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), per the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), as proposed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS) and TAT, and must have been in the said countries for no less than 21 days before their travel date date – except Thai nationals and foreign expatriates returning from overseas. They must register their travel via the designated system or website, and have the following documents:
    • A certificate of Entry (COE).
    • A medical certificate with a laboratory result by an RT-PRC method indicating that COVID-19 is not detected no more than 72 hours before their travel date.
    • Copy of an insurance policy in English covering healthcare and treatment expenses for COVID-19 per applicant for the whole duration in Thailand with coverage clearly identified as no less than US$100,000.
    • Copy of the payment confirmation for no less than 14 nights stay and RT-PCR tests at hotels approved by the MoTS or TAT. In the case that the length of stay is less than 14 days, travellers must present a confirmed flight ticket out of Thailand and payment confirmation for accommodation and RT-PCR tests at hotels that cover their intended duration of stay.
    • A certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the MoPH or the World Health Organisation (WHO) no less than 14 days before their travel date. Travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with their parents or guardians, must have a medical certificate with a laboratory result by an RT-PRC method indicating that COVID-19 is not detected no more than 72 hours before their travel date.
  3. Travellers must undergo exit screening before departure.

Travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with their parents or guardians, must have a medical certificate with a laboratory result by an RT-PRC method indicating that COVID-19 is not detected no more than 72 hours before their travel date.

Arrival

  1. Entry screening and Immigration and Customs procedures:
  2. Download and install an alert application, as well as set the application on at all times for the whole duration in Thailand.
  3. Proceed directly to the reserved hotel on approved airport transfer service.
  4. Undergo a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR method) at own expense as per the following requirements:
    • Taking the first test upon arrival and await the test results in the accommodation.
    • Taking additional RT-PCR tests as per the following requirements:
      • Travellers with the length of stay less than 7 days are required to take another test on Day 6 or 7, or as per the MoPH’s guidelines.
      • Travellers with the length of stays between 10-14 days are required to take the second test on Day 6 or 7 and the third test on Day 12 or 13, or as per the MoPH’s guidelines.
    • In the case that travellers are tested positive for COVID-19, travellers will be referred to specified healthcare facilities for medical treatment, for which the expenses must be covered by the required insurance.
  5. If tested negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Phuket
  6. Travellers with an intended length of stay less than 14 days must leave Phuket (Thailand) immediately on an international flight to another country on or before their intended departure date.
  7. Travellers who have completed 14 nights in Phuket will be allowed to continue their journey to other Thai destinations.
Phuket Sandbox 7 Step Flow

International / Domestic Departure

  • For travelling from Phuket to other countries, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective country of their destination.
  • For travelling from Phuket to other Thai destinations, travellers are required to show proof that they have completed a 14-night stay accommodation along with other required documentation per the guidelines and measures announced by the respective destinations.

In Phuket

You can go anywhere in Phuket but you must strictly follow the DMHTTA precautions: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and in any vehicle with two or more people travelling.

Travellers may be required to undergo a COVID-19 test using an RT-PCR or a rapid antigen method during their stay, as per the MoPH’s guidelines.

It is mandatory that a ‘SHA Plus’ accommodation establishment is used in Phuket.

Residing in a private residence is not allowed for COVID-19 control purposes.

Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance. 

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