24 Sep 2021
Phuket Sandbox Travel Guidelines (As of 1 October 2021)
1. Traveller Eligibility (both Thai and Non-Thai nationals)
1.1 Must travel from permitted countries/areas designated by the Thai Government to enter Phuket Sandbox (Maldives and Sri Lanka are included). Travelers must reside in these eligible countries/areas prior to travel for at least 21 consecutive days (Exception - Thai nationals and non-Thai nationals with residence permit in Thailand may travel from Thailand to a permitted country/area for a short stay and enter Phuket Sandbox upon returning to Thailand.
1.2 Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for no less than 14 days before departure with vaccines approved by the Thai government or WHO: AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Johnson&Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm, Pfizer, CovidShield and Sputnik V** Children under the age of 18, traveling with parents, are eligible without proof of vaccination.
1.3 Hold a valid health insurance that covers medical expenses including treatments relating to COVID-19, with a minimum of 100,000 USD, throughout the period of stay in Thailand. For more information: https://covid19.tgia.org/
1.4 Hold a confirmed booking at a hotel in Phuket approved by SHA+ For more information: https://www.thailandsha.com/shalists/ and http://entrythailand.go.th/
1.5 If a traveller also plans to travel to other parts of Thailand, continuous stay in Phuket or other sandbox areas for at least 7 days is compulsory. Staying in Phuket less than 7 days is possible only if the next destination is outside Thailand.
1.6 Upon check-in at the airport, a traveler must present an RT-PCR negative test result issued no more than 72 hours.
1.7 Must take 2 COVID-19 PCR tests during the stay in Phuket (1st test on arrival at the airport, 2nd test on Day 6-7). For those who intend to stay less than 7 days, COVID-19 PCR test must be taken based on the length of your stay. Please contact your hotel for COVID-19 PCT test reservation or make an appointment through Thailand PSAS system https://www.thailandpsas.com/
1.8 Hold the Certificate of Entry (COE).
1.9 Must install and allow the use of tracking applications throughout the stay in Phuket.
**Disclaimer** the above information is subject to change, please check the Embassy’s website regularly for any updates or visit the Thai Tourism Authority website for more information: https://www.tourismthailand.org/home
2. Registration for the Certificate of Entry (COE)
2.1 Register and submit all required documents via https://coethailand.mfa.go.th 7 days prior to the departure date.
2.2 Pre-approval: Choose "Yes" for the Sandbox Programme in "Travel Details" section.
2.3 Fill in personal information and attach proof of vaccination.
2.4 Final approval: Attach SHA+ confirmed hotel booking, flight tickets and booking of 2 COVID-19 PCR tests in Phuket.
2.5 Once the COE is approved, print out and carry with yourself throughout the journey.
3. Documents required for travel are as follows:
3.2 Certificate of Entry (CoE)
3.3 Air ticket
3.4 Vaccine certificate/passport
3.5 COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test result
3.6 COVID-19 health insurance with minimum coverage of 100,000 USD
3.7 SHA+ hotel reservation confirmation
3.8 Proof of payment of COVID-19 testing while in the Sandbox
3.9 Visa (if required. You may enter Thailand without visa if you are eligible for Visa on Arrival/Visa Exemption Scheme/Bilateral Agreements. For visa inquiry, please send an email to email@example.com)
4. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org call +94 773070747 and +94 773070748