GUIDELINES FOR TRAVELERS ENTERING THE “PHUKET SANDBOX”

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Qualifications
  • Travelers must travel from countries/territories in the list as announced by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). They must be staying in the said countries/territories no less than 21 days before the travel date. Thai and foreign nationals with residence in Thailand are exempted from this 21 days requirement.
  • Travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days before the travel date, with a vaccine registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Thailand or approved by WHO or Thai Ministry of Health, and must possess a valid Vaccination Certificate/Card (digital or paper format);
  • Children under 18 years of age without COVID-19 vaccination are eligible only when travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians;
Pre-arrival

Registering for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at coethailand.mfa.go.th

 

 

  • STEPS
    • (1) Register via the said website and upload the required documents especially the Vaccination Certificate;
      – Make sure you select Phuket as the Sandbox destination when filling the “Travel Details” column
    • (2) Once registration is approved, you must upload SHA+ Hotel booking confirmation and flight reservation within 15 days
      – For SHA+, you must upload a “SHABA Certificate” confirmation sent from the hotel or make booking through website entrythailand.go.th
    • (3) Once COE is approved, you must download and print the COE together with other required documents
  • Required documents to upload into the system:
    • (1) Valid Passport;
    • (2) Vaccination certificate (must be in English or have an English translation from a competent authority);
    • (3) COVID-19 health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of US$100,000;
    • (4) Air ticket confirmation;
    • (5) Paid SHA+ Hotel Booking confirmation for 14 nights (or less if staying in Phuket less than 14 days)
    • (6) COVID-19 tests payment in Thailand according to the duration of stay (Issued either by the test facility or hotel)

    * VISA (if needed)

Before departure

Travelers must do a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR method) with test result no more than 72 hours
prior to the departure time. The negative result must be presented to the airline check-in counter.

Arrival at Phuket International Airport (HKT)
  • Undergo Health, Immigration and Customs procedures; and a COVID-19 screening including a RT-PCR test;
  • Download and install the designated contact tracing application;
  • Travel directly to your reserved SHA+ hotel to await the test results. If tested negative for COVID-19, travelers will be allowed to go anywhere in Phuket.
During the stay in Phuket
  • Undergo additional COVID-19 RT-PCR tests (day 6-7 and 12-13) according to the period of stay. Travelers are responsible for the relevant costs if it is not included in the accommodation package;
  • Turn on the GPS of the designated contact tracing application at all times throughout the period of stay in Phuket.
Departure from Phuket
  • Travelers who wish to visit Phuket only (stay less than 14 days) must leave Phuket (Thailand) for another country on or before the intended departure date;
  • Travelers who wish to continue the journey to other Thai destinations: must stay in Phuket for 14 nights, and thereafter will be allowed to travel domestically.
  • Proof of 14 days of stay and 3 RT-PCR tests must be provided

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