Phuket Sandbox is a pilot project to open the Kingdom of Thailand to tourists from around the world. This pilot project allows certain low and medium risk countries to let their tourists enter the island of Phuket under certain conditions with the focus on allowing tourists to move around Thailand freely after remaining in a SHA Plus hotel on Phuket for 14 nights. As a pilot project, tourists would be required to have been fully vaccinated prior to arrival whilst the Phuket hotels must reach a minimum of 70% staff vaccination ratio under the SHA Plus certification.
No Quarantine at Phuket Sandbox
Tourists would not be required to undergo quarantine restrictions but remain on Phuket until after a negative Covid-19 test on day 6-7 and after day 12-13 they can enjoy Amazing Thailand countrywide.
(In case of want to travel to Phuket and return to the original country, a minimum of 8 days 7 nights stay at hotels with the Sha plus+ and undergo a Covid-19 RT-PCR Test day 6-7)
SHA, SHA Plus+?
– “SHA” is a certification for businesses who meet the basic standards of hygiene and health safety for their products and services in accordance with the nationwide measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
– “SHA Plus” is a certification for companies/individuals who have received their “SHA” certification “PLUS” at least 70% of their workforce has been fully vaccinated.
Document before Traveling
- Certificate of Entry (COE)
- Vaccination Certificate in English Version
- Insurance including COVID-19 will cover a minimum of 100,000 USD of medical costs. Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that
- COVID-19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued within 72 hours before departure.Application Thailand Plus must be declared to the immigration and disease control officers once
- the passenger has arrived in Thailand.
Type of Flight
Direct flight : All direct flights from listed country can enter Phuket Sandbox.
Domestic Transit flight : Domestic transit flight only allow if there it no change of airplane.
International Transits flight : You can do a transit flight from oversea to enter Phuket for Phuket Sandbox.
Counting date for Phuket sandbox
– Actual landing time in Bangkok 00:01 – 18:00 hrs. Your first day will count as Day 1
– Actual landing time in Bangkok 18:01 – 24:00 hrs. Your first day will count as Day 0
Phuket Swab Centers
During the travel in Phuket, travelers are required to travel to designated locations for COVID-19 Tests between day 6-7 and day 12-13. And for convenience, travelers are advised to book a room that includes the COVID-19 testing price. Because you will receive a receipt to submit to the COE and show at checkpoint near the accommodation.
1. 1st test : Requires when arrive at the Phuket International Airport
2. 2nd test : Requires on Day 6 at a swab test area
3. 3rd test : Requires on Day 12 at a swab test area
Travellers under 6 years old have to do Nasopharyngeal swab when arrive at Phuket International Airport.
5 SWAB Centres to be used during the Phuket Sandbox.(*Lab Result Only)
1. Maikhao (North Phuket) : Operated by Bangkok Hospital Phuket (10.00 – 15.00 Daily)
2. Laguna (Cherngtalay): Operated by Bangkok Hospital Phuket (10.00 – 15.00 Daily)
3. Patong (Jungcelon): Operated by Bangkok Hospital Siriroj (10.00 – 15.00 Daily)
4. Kata (Kata Center): Operated by Mission Hospital Phuket (10.00 – 15.00 Daily)
– Swab before 12.00 hrs. ~ Results by 18.00 hrs.
– Swab after 12.00 hrs.~ Results by 10.00 hrs. (Next day)
5. Phuket Town (Central Floresta) : Operated by Vachira Phuket Hospital (11.00 – 19.00 Daily)
– Swab before 16.00 hrs.~ Results by Midnight
– Swab after 16.00 hrs.~ Results by Noon, next day
6. King Power: (11.00 – 16.00 Daily)
Phuket Sandbox Golf Package
Special! For golfers planning a trip to Phuket, the Phuket Sandbox Golf Package includes 7 of Phuket’s premier golf courses, giving you up to 8 days of golf round, 14 nights of luxury and valuable accommodation. Transportation service is available for convenience from the airport to hotel round-trip transfers and during travel in Phuket. All of which are standardized SHA Plus+ ready to provide complete services in one package. See more package Click here!
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