Phuket Sandbox

Phuket Sandbox

1 Jul 2021

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Travel information on Phuket Sandbox Program as of 28 June 2021


**Updated 1 July 2021**

 

Please note that travel restrictions are subject to change on a short notice. As a traveller you are always responsible for ensuring that you fulfill the requirements of your destination and possible transit country. 

 

1. Eligible persons : both Thais and non-Thais

2. Accommodation : only at SHA Plus certified hotels. For certified Hotel namelist, please visit https://www.thailandsha.com/shalists/ or https://entrythailand.go.th 

3. Hotel Reservation

Category 1 : Travelers who will stay in Phuket more than 14 days and/or have only one way ticket, must have a SHA Plus hotel confirmation at least 14 nights. After that travelers can depart from Phuket to other provinces.

Category 2 : Travelers, who will stay in Phuket less than 14 days, must have a SHA Plus hotel confirmation covering the whole period of stay, and also be required to present departing tickets from Phuket to other countries. 


4. Procedures for travelers who depart from Finland and Estonia
 

Preparation before traveling 


4.1 Register online for Certificate of Entry 
(COE) before departure no more than 30 days prior to arrive in Phuket. 

Apply for Certificate of Entry (COE) online. COE online application here: https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/

Thailand's COE registration guideline for air travelers during COVID-19 pandemic : https://youtu.be/1c1dNaXv0mM

 

4.2 Stay in Finland or Estonia at least 21 days before departure from both countries to Phuket. 

4.3 Completely vaccinated with 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccines at least 14 days before departure. (the COVID-19 vaccine certificate is not required for Children under 18 years old traveling with an adult). List of Vaccines accepted by Ministry of Public Health of Thailand are ASTRAZENECA, CoronaVac, Janssen, Moderna, Inactivated COVILO (BIBP), COMIRNATY and Covishield. 

4.4 All passengers must have COVID-19 RT-PCR test prior to travel no more than 72 hours before arrival in Phuket. 

4.5 Apply health insurance that covers medical treatment for COVID-19 at least 100,000 USD. 

4.6 Download “ThailandPlus” and “Morchana” Applications. 

Travelers must install and use a tracking application as prescribed by the Thai Government throughout their 14 days in Phuket, otherwise they may not be allowed to leave Phuket to other parts of Thailand after these 14 days.

After receiving their COE, all travellers are required to download ThailandPlus Application by registering their details using the COE (Certificate of Entry) number and Reference ID (6 digit code). For more information, please check https://thailandplus.in.th/en/

 

“Morchana” (หมอชนะ) Application can be download from App Store / Google Play via the link below:

iOS : https://apps.apple.com/th/app/allthaialert/id1505185420
Android :https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thaialert.app


On Arrival in Phuket
 

4.7 Must be tested for COVID-19 by RT-PCR 3 times namely (1) on arrival day (2) day 6th or 7th and (3) day 12th or 13th . (Please contact the hotel for the test before travelling and the cost must be responsible by travellers). 

4.8 Stay 14 nights at SHA Plus hotels in Phuket before travel to other provinces. 

 

More information regarding the Phuket sandbox can be found from The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)'s website (https://www.tourismthailand.org/)

Disclaimer: the above information is subject to change, please check the Embassy’s website regularly for any updates.