“No Quarantine” Phuket Sandbox


Phuket Sandbox Plan

Updated October 28, 2021

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has sent out a letter to people in the tourism industry saying that Phuket will open to vaccinated Thai and foreign travelers . Travelers do not need to do quarantine but they must stay in Phuket for at least 7 nights and will then be allowed to visit other destinations in Thailand.

Who can travel to Phuket from abroad?

  • Vaccinated Thai and foreign travelers from any country before traveling to Phuket
  • Unvaccinated children under 18 years old traveling with vaccinated parents
  • Travelers from country that are not considered as low risk

***Unvaccinated adult travelers will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine at any AQ Hotels in Phuket for 10 days.

Phuket SandBox Requirements

***Full vaccination at least 14 days prior to your departure to Thailand and not more than 12 months.

Important Things to Remember

  • You must stay in a SHA+ accredited hotel in Phuket only.
  • You must fly to Phuket from abroad. No transit in Bangkok.
  • If you are staying less than 7 nights in Phuket, you must fly out of Phuket to an international destination.
  • If you are staying for 7 nights/days or more in Phuket,  you will then be able to travel to any domestic destination in Thailand.

 

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Flights to Phuket

At present, certain airlines are permitted to operate semi-commercial flights to Thailand. Airlines such as  El Al Israel, Cathay, Qatar, Emirates, Etihad, THAI, and Singapore Airlines operate flights to Phuket on a daily basis.

TIP: If your flight to Phuket is not full, you may request the cabin crew for you to be seated two to three rows away from other passengers. Just in case one of the passengers tested positive for COVID 19 on arrival, then, you do not need to be isolated or quarantined at your own expense.

COVID 19 Insurance

With the new wave of COVID-19 in Thailand, COVID-19 Insurance is a mandatory requirement for travelers. It acts as another level of security to ensure that you can cover all costs in case you are diagnosed with COVID-19 during your stay in Thailand. It covers you for a minimum of $100,000 policy and it must cover the duration of your stay in Thailand.

You can purchase the COVID Insurance on this link:

COVID Travel Insurance Thailand

Certificate of Entry (COE) or Thailand Pass

Certificate of Entry (COE) or Thailand Pass is a mandatory official document issued to Thai and Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand. It confirms that you meet the entry requirements as set by the Thai government and you are accepted to enter Thailand.

COE or Thailand Pass Application Service


Siam Legal International offers foreigners and Thais who wish to enter Thailand fast and hassle-free COE application assistance.

You can sign-up for Siam Legal COE or Thailand Pass Application Service on the link below:

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Should you have further questions or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us back by email at thaivisa@siam-legal.com or through WhatsApp at +66 84021 9800.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it be mandatory to stay in SHA+ hotels only? Can we stay in a friend’s house or our own condo?

No, you can only stay in SHA+ accommodation only for the first 7 nights before you can stay in private accommodation. You can book 7 nights in Phuket before you can move to other provinces of Thailand or before you can stay in private accommodation.

Would other people be allowed to visit the traveler during the initial 7-night stay?

Yes, if that person is fully vaccinated or if that person comes from Bangkok, that person must follow Phuket entry requirements for domestic travelers such as having RT-PCR COVID 19 test before traveling to Phuket.

If one wants to go out to a restaurant or a bar in the evening, do you need a guide?

No, you can move around Phuket freely. However, if you want to do other touristic activities, it is advisable to book it through an accredited SHA+ tour operator.

Do travelers still need to apply for the Certificate of Entry?

Yes, anybody traveling to Thailand is still required to obtain a Certificate of Entry (or visa applicable) from the Thai Embassy or Consulate. The process will take at least 5 up to 15 business days.

Do travelers have to stay in the same SHA+ hotel for the full 7 days required on arrival or is it possible to move between several hotels?

You must stay for at least 7 nights in your first SHA+ hotel in Phuket before you can move to another hotel in Phuket or other provinces.

The COVID tests, will that be in the hotel or hospital?

It will be in the designated test centers in Phuket and you must pay the COVID 19 tests before applying for COE. You can also book your COVID test on this page: https://www.thailandpsas.com/

UPDATE: Phuket Sandbox is open to fully vaccinated travelers from ALL Countries and Territories.

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1,188 Comments

  1. Bruce
    October 5, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    I am Canadian. I plan to do the 7 day Sandbox in Phuket, and I would like to spend 40 days in Thailand. The 30 day regular visa was raised to 45 a while ago because of the quarantine time. Is this still the case?

    • October 5, 2021

      Dear Bruce,

      Good day.
      The visa exemption has been reverted to 30 days. If you are staying for 40 days you have two options. First you can apply for the 60-day from the Thai Embassy and after that you may apply for the COE. Second option, you may use the 30-day visa exemption and apply for the COE under that category. Once you are already in Thailand, you may extend the visa exemption for additional 30 days at the local immigration office. Should you need assistance for the COE application, please visit http://www.siam-legal.com/coe

      Thank you.

  2. Jess
    October 5, 2021
    Reply

    Hi if I am from Ireland and am fully vaccinated but travel to the UAE for 8 days and Tanzania for 14 days am I still eligible for Phuket sandbox if all countries are now applicable. Does the 21 days still apply.

    • October 5, 2021

      Dear Jess,

      The COE requirement for the Phuket Sandbox will depend on the Thai Embassy in in the country where you will take your flight to Thailand. If your flight is UAE to Phuket, the Thai Consulate in Dubai requires 21 days stay in UAE before they approve the COE. I would recommend that you stay in one country prior to coming to Thailand or check with the local Thai Embassy or Consulate if they will still require this or not.

      Thank you.

  3. Ricardo Nogueira Garcia
    October 4, 2021
    Reply

    Hi!
    I’m arriving to Bangkok on the 1st of November from Doha, and then I have another flight (change of carrier) connecting to Phuket, where I’ll stay at a SHA+ hotel to do the 7 day quarantine. Is this permitted ?

    • October 4, 2021

      Dear Ricardo,

      Good day.
      As of today October 4, 2021 this flight arrangement is not allowed for Phuket Sandbox. You should book Doha to Phuket flight such as Qatar Airways QR840 flight.

      Thank you.

  4. Hendrik Van Dam
    October 4, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, we are planning to visit Phuket in December. We are living in the Netherlands and we found a possible flight with Finnair going from Amsterdam -> Helsinki -> Phuket. Is this flight transfer allowed?

    • October 4, 2021

      Dear Hendrik,

      Good day.
      Since your flight to Phuket is from Helsinki to Phuket without a stop in Bangkok, yes, this flight itinerary is definitely acceptable.

      Thank you.

  5. Trevor Scott
    October 4, 2021
    Reply

    Why isn’t Malaysia on this list, almost 80% of population now vaxed??

    and why are you directed potential visitors to commercial sites??

    • October 4, 2021

      Dear Trevor,

      Good day.
      Starting October 1, 2021 fully vaccinated travelers from Malaysia are eligible for the Phuket or Samui Sandbox. Just make sure that your flight is KL to Phuket. Should you require any assistance, please check our website: http://www.siam-legal.com/coe

      Thank you.

  6. Nahal Jekta
    October 3, 2021
    Reply

    Does children at age 5 years require COE? Do they require PCR and Swab test?
    Phuket Sandbox program

    • October 4, 2021

      Dear Nahal,

      Good day.
      Yes, children still have to apply for the COE. They still need to have their own COVID insurance as well as COVID tests prior to your flight to Phuket and also during your stay in Phuket.

      Thank you.

  7. Jenifer E Fay
    October 3, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    Regarding this requirement:

    “You must fly to Phuket from abroad. No transit in Bangkok.”

    What about flights that have scheduled layovers in BKK airport?

    Thank you

    • October 4, 2021

      Dear Jenifer,

      Good day.
      The main requirement of Phuket Sandbox is no stop in Bangkok. You can book flight to Phuket via Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Abu Dhabi or even Hong Kong. If you travel to Bangkok, you will be subject to 7 nights quarantine in a Bangkok Quarantine Hotel before you can fly to Phuket.

      Thank you.

    • November 5, 2021

      Hi Jenifer,

      If your first destination in Thailand is Bangkok, you are required to quarantine or do Test&Go in Bangkok before you can travel to your final destination.

      Thank you.

  8. Max
    October 3, 2021
    Reply

    Hi
    If I fly from Switzerland to Phuket sandbox, am I allowed to transit from Abu Dhabi? or do I need to book a direct flight from Switzerland?
    Thank you

    • October 4, 2021

      Dear Max,

      Good day.
      Yes, you can definitely make a transit in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. That is totally acceptable for the Phuket Sandbox program.

      Thank you.

  9. Moh
    September 30, 2021
    Reply

    Dear Rex,

    For those who already applied for the Phuket sandbox 14 days version, but not enter yet in Thailand, do they have to follow the old rules or can they live Phuket after only 7 days ?

    thank you

    • September 30, 2021

      Dear Moh,
      Good Day!
      You can stay the 14 nights at the same hotel, or after staying the first 7 nights at 1 hotel, you can then move to another SHA Plus hotel/s for the rest of your stay.
      Thank you.

  10. Ahmed Abdeldayem
    September 30, 2021
    Reply

    Any plans to add Egypt to the sand box countries list?!

    • September 30, 2021

      Dear Ahmed,
      Good Day!
      We are hoping that Egypt will be included in the list soon. Let us wait for further announcement. For travel updates, please visit
      https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-travel-restrictions-updates.
      Thank you.

    • Ann
      October 5, 2021

      Hello,
      Are travellers from India allowed to Phuket?

    • October 5, 2021

      Dear Ann,

      Good day.
      If you are travelling from India to Phuket or even to Bangkok, please check this link for your reference and guidance: https://www.thaiembassy.com/travel-to-thailand/travel-to-thailand-from-india

      Thank you.

    • November 5, 2021

      Hi Ann,

      Yes, travelers who have been in India for 21 consecutive days are eligible for quarantine exemption when traveling to Thailand if they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 with a vaccine approve by Thailand.

      Thank you.

  11. Per Forsberg
    September 30, 2021
    Reply

    Hi!
    Is it enough now to stay only 7 days in Phuket and then go to optional place in Thailand, like Hua hin, Pattaya.
    PerF

  12. Malhar Desai
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    I am planning to visit Phuket from India (if Thailand opens up for fully vaccinated Indians) in 1st week of November. Will we be quarantined in our SHA+ hotel room or can we move around phuket after checking in to the hotel? Are we allowed to o out of the hotel during the first 7 days of the sandbox program?

    • September 30, 2021

      Dear Malhar,
      Good Day!
      You can stay the 14 nights at the same hotel, or after staying the first 7 nights at 1 hotel, you can then move to another SHA Plus hotel/s for the rest of your stay. Whatever your choice, it must all be prepaid. A decision to move hotels cannot be made on the spot.
      Thank you.

  13. Gerald
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    I am fully vaccinated (J&J) and traveling from the Philippines. 1: How long do I need to quarantine in BKK? 2: After the quarantine, can I enter areas like Phuket or Samui? 3: Can I visit or stay in the room of a friend who has booked at a SHA+ hotel as a part of Phuket or Samui sandbox?

    • September 30, 2021

      Dear Gerald,
      Good Day!
      You must stay 2 weeks quarantine at BKK, then after quarantine you can travel anywhere in Thailand. If you plan to go to Sandbox,via a domestic flight at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, please check the availability of respective airlines .You can join a family/friend in who is already is SHA+ hotel providing the guest follows all the rules stipulated for Thais and expats in Thailand. For your travel guidance, please read https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you

  14. Cene Skubic
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    Does the new rules alow entering Thailand through Bangkok and transfer to Phuket for start of 7 day program? We have tickets for Bangkok on 8.10

  15. John Q
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    I am already in the Phuket Sandbox, will I still be required to stay in a Sandbox or can I travel to Pattaya after I reach my 7th day under the new rule?

    • September 29, 2021

      Dear John,
      You can have the extension programme is based on approved areas, and it is these areas which you are welcome to visit. These are Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Railay in Krabi; Khao Lak and Ko Yao in Phang-Nga, and Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao in Surat Thani. For your travel guidance, please see https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

    • November 5, 2021

      Hi John,

      You are required to stay in your chosen Sandbox area for 7 consecutive days, after that you are permitted to travel anywhere in Thailand.

      Thank you.

  16. Joe
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,

    I am planning to visit Thailand this December – Feb. I am Canadian and live in Canada but will be stoping for 10 days for Christmas in the UK prior to Thailand. Will i still qualify for the Phuket Sandbox 7 day instead of quarantine if I haven’t been in the the UK for 21days prior to arriving in Thailand?

  17. Mohammad
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    
 I am from Israel, I am planing to visit Phuket . My plan is to travel from Israel to Jordan for one day and then fly to Phuket by Qatar Airway from Queen Alia International Airport.
    Will that be permitted ?

  18. Joana
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    Hello! I have 2 question if can please help me with
    .. If i travel from Romania to Phuket, and i stay in Phuket 7 days at Sha + after i can travel to Prachuap Khri Khan? And.. My friend can come to Phuket from Prachuap Khri Khan and stay in the same hotel with me for 7 days in Phuket, the friend is full vaccinate! Thank you!

    • September 30, 2021

      Dear Joana,
      Good Day!
      Yes , friend/family member who is already in Phuket can join at hotel providing the guest follows all the rules stipulated for Thais and expats in Thailand. You must stay in Phuket for 7 nights first before you can spend another 7 nights in your extension area. For your travel guidance, please read https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

  19. James R
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    Is this permitted please:

    Spend two months in USA
    Travel from Seattle to the UAE. Spend three nights
    Spend 5 nights in Turkey

    Then travel on Qatar Airways via Doha to Phuket for sandbox program

    All other requirements are met: vaccinations, 21 days in USA, insurance etc)?

    • September 30, 2021

      Dear James,
      Good Day!
      Yes, for your travel guidance, please read https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

    • November 5, 2021

      Hi James,

      Unfortunately you do not qualify for quarantine exemption. Although you are going to spend at least 21 consecutive days in USA and the UAE, you are going to Turkey which is not on the list of low-risk countries. However, you can still participate in Sandbox Program if you are fully vaccinated.

      Thank you.

  20. Cene
    September 29, 2021
    Reply

    Can we enter Phuket program through Bangkok airport? We are flying to Bangkok and wish to transfer to Phuket, where we want to start 7day program. Is this possible?

    • September 30, 2021

      Dear Cene,
      Good Day!
      If you plan to transit in Bangkok, you need to quarantine for 7 days and look for the available flights directly to Phuket. To enter the sandbox programme, You must stay in Phuket for 7 nights first before you can spend another 7 nights in your extension area. For your travel guidance, please see https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

  21. Alan
    September 28, 2021
    Reply

    We are in thailand for 14 days, we are planning the first 7 nights in Phuket then 3 in Phi Phi islands and 4 in Krabi, is this ok if all hotels are SHA+ certified?

    • September 28, 2021

      Dear Alan,

      Good day.
      Yes, that is alright. You can apply for Phuket Sandbox program. The minimum stay requirement is 7 nights in Phuket and after that, you can travel to any provinces subject to entry requirements of that province. Please make sure you have a flight direct to Phuket with stops in the Middle East or Singapore. You book insurance to cover your stay, To purchase the correct COVID 19 insurance, please check this page: https://www.siam-legal.com/axa-insurance

      Thank you.

  22. Conor Ryan
    September 28, 2021
    Reply

    How do you book PCR tests directly for phuket sandbox

    • September 28, 2021

      Dear Conor,

      Good day.
      Please visit https://www.thailandpsas.com/
      Starting October 1, you only need to book for 2 COVID tests.

      Thank you.

  23. Javeed
    September 28, 2021
    Reply

    When Pakistani allow for Phuket sandbox

  24. Marilin
    September 27, 2021
    Reply

    Hi!

    I have a question, can I stay at my first SHA + hotel 9 days and then move to another SHA + hotel to other 5 days?

    Or is it only possible 7 + 7?

    Thanks!

    • September 29, 2021

      Dear Marillin,
      Good Day!
      You can stay the 14 nights at the same hotel, or after staying the first 7 nights at 1 hotel, you can then move to another SHA Plus hotel/s for the rest of your stay. Whatever your choice, it must all be prepaid. A decision to move hotels cannot be made on the spot. https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf.
      Thank you.

  25. David
    September 27, 2021
    Reply

    Hello Rex.

    Bangkok reopens from November 1, it will be possible to transit 1 hour (I will not leave the airport) at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport to do Phuket Sandbox

    Thanks!

  26. Patrik
    September 26, 2021
    Reply

    hello, I plan to stay 4 months in Phuket on Phuket sandbox program in December.
    is it possible with a tourist visa?
    Can renew a tourist visa or make extension ?
    Thank you

    • September 30, 2021

      Dear Patrik,
      Good Day!
      Apply for the 60 days visa first
      Then once you are already inside Thailand you can extend for 30-60 days.
      It will give a total of 4 months.
      Thank you.

  27. Marilin
    September 26, 2021
    Reply

    Hi!

    Sandbox 7 + 7 means that after first 7 days in SHA+ hotel you may change to another SHA+ hotel.
    I have a question, is it possible that I spend first 9 days at one SHA+ hotel (at Phuket) and then change to another SHA+ hotel 5 days (at Krabi). So it still be 14 days at SHA+ hotels, or is it mandatory to spend at least 7 days at one hotel?

    Best regards

    • September 29, 2021

      Dear Marillin,
      Good Day!
      You can stay the 14 nights at the same hotel, or after staying the first 7 nights at 1 hotel, you can then move to another SHA Plus hotel/s for the rest of your stay. Whatever your choice, it must all be prepaid. A decision to move hotels cannot be made on the spot. For your travel guidance, please read https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf.
      Thank you.

  28. Arie
    September 26, 2021
    Reply

    Hi, I am from Israel. I have a certificate of covid recovery + 1 vaccine from Pfizer.
    (People who recovered from covid do not require a second vaccine).
    Am I eligible for Phuket sandbox?

  29. Nga
    September 24, 2021
    Reply

    When are Covid tests required? Upon arrival and then? How many tests needed? Thanks

    • September 27, 2021

      Dear Nga,

      Good day.
      Please go to http://www.thailandpsas.com the COVID tests will be automatically chosen by the system. It is Day 1 and 6.

      Thank you.

  30. Nelly
    September 24, 2021
    Reply

    Can unvaccinated travellers enter phuket and quarantine for 14 days? Im a Canadian citizen in Dubai and want to go to Thailand next week. Please I need to contact someone.

  31. Jack Chen
    September 24, 2021
    Reply

    Hi there!

    From my understanding, after staying at a SHA+ hotel for the first 7 days, I can move to another SHA+ hotel after. Do I ALSO have to stay for 7 days in the 2nd hotel? Or can I stay, let’s say, 2 days in one, 2days in another? Also, After my 14 days in Phuket I’m planning to go to Phang-nga for a few days before leaving Phuket. Is that possible?

    Thanks!!

    • September 24, 2021

      Dear Jack,
      Good Day!
      You can stay the 14 nights at the same hotel, or after staying the first 7 nights at 1 hotel, you can then move to another SHA Plus hotel/s for the rest of your stay. Whatever your choice, it must all be prepaid. A decision to move hotels cannot be made on the spot.
      Thank you.

    • November 5, 2021

      Hi Jack,

      If you are participating in the Sandbox Program, you are required to stay at only one AQ/SHA+ hotel in your chosen Sandbox area for the first 7 consecutive days you’ve arrived in Thailand. After 7 days and you test negative for Covid-19, you are permitted to travel anywhere in Thailand.

      Thank you.

  32. Patrick.W
    September 24, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,

    I flew out from Philippine and currently in Singapore for my work.
    I’ve been here in Singapore for almost 1 month now. Does this mean I can fly out to Phuket under the sandbox program?

    • September 24, 2021

      Dear Patrick,
      Good Day!
      Yes, Singapore was includeded n a CCSA-approved country for 21 days or more, as long as you are travelling from an approved country.
      Thank you.

    • November 5, 2021

      Hi Patrick,

      If you have been in Singapore or any other low-risk country for at least 21 consecutive days and are fully vaccinated, you are exempted from quarantine when traveling to Thailand, regardless of nationality. However, you must spend one night at an AQ/SHA+ hotel to await your RT-PCR test after you’ve arrived. If you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to quarantine for 10 nights.

      Thank you.

  33. Frank
    September 24, 2021
    Reply

    Good day, I work on a cruise ship and haven’t been out of the ship since 6 July 2021. I will disembark from The Philippines on October 15, 2021. I am fully vaccinated with Dutch Nationality. Can I do the 14 day Phuket Sandbox?

    • September 24, 2021

      Dear Frank,
      Good Day!
      For Sandbox programme, Philippines is not yet included. You can travel to BKK and quarantined for 2weeks after quarantine you can travel anywhere in Thailand.
      Thank you.

  34. Varsha
    September 22, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    I am planning to travel to Krabi from USA for a 7 day trip in December . Do I have to stay in Phuket for 7 days and then travel to Krabi? Also , any idea when India will be added to the approved list of countries

    • September 24, 2021

      Dear Varsha,
      Good Day!
      Yes, 7 days to Phuket and the extension programme is based on approved areas, and it is these areas which you are welcome to visit. These are Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Railay in Krabi; Khao Lak and Ko Yao in Phang-Nga, and Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao in Surat Thani. Attached for your guidance,
      https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf.
      Thank you.

    • November 5, 2021

      Hi Varsha,

      India is now on the list of low-risk countries that are exempted from quarantine when traveling to Thailand from 1 November 2021. If you have spent 21 consecutive days in these countries and are fully vaccinated for Covid-19, you only have to stay at an AQ/SHA+ hotel to await your RT-PCR test results upon arrival to Thailand. All non-vaccinated travelers are required to quarantine for 10 nights. Keep in mind that if your first destination in Thailand is Phuket, you will have to quarantine in Phuket before you are permitted to travel to Krabi.

      Thank you.

  35. jess
    September 22, 2021
    Reply

    Can you enter Pucket on a non direct form the UK, eg. one stop in Sigapore ?

    • September 24, 2021

      Dear Jess,
      Good Day!
      From Singapore you must stay 21 days before travelling and look if there’s an available direct flight to SNG-Phuket.
      For your guidance,please read https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

    • November 5, 2021

      Hi Jess,

      Yes that is okay. If your first destination in Thailand is Phuket, you will need to quarantine there before you are permitted to travel anywhere in Thailand.

      Thank you.

  36. LIZIEL ORILLO
    September 22, 2021
    Reply

    Hello,
    Philippines is not yet included in the list right?

    • September 24, 2021

      Dear Liziel,
      Good Day!
      Yes.
      Thank you.

  37. Igor
    September 21, 2021
    Reply

    If the single ticket is only Seoul-Hong Kong-Phuket. But we are flying to Seoul from Russia. Is it possible to use the Sandbox?

    • September 21, 2021

      Dear Igor,
      Good Day!
      No, if your flight starts in Russia, the whole itinerary must be in the same booking or ticket. The Thai Embassy in Moscow will not issue the COE under Phuket Sandbox if your give 2 separate booking for the flight.
      Thank you.

  38. Christine Woodin
    September 20, 2021
    Reply

    Hello again, when will the list of countries be revised?
    South Africa numbers of covid are much improved!
    It was last done on 1st July!.
    Thanks

  39. Danielle
    September 20, 2021
    Reply

    If I am Israeli and vaccinated but I travel to Nepal before coming to Phuket, am I allowed to enter Phuket?

    • September 21, 2021

      Dear Danielle,
      Good Day!
      Thai Embassy in Nepal cannot issue a COE under Phuket Sandbox. They can only issue COE under Bangkok Quarantine program. If you decide to return to Israel, you must have been in Israel (or other eligible country) for 21 days or more before you can apply for the COE under Phuket Sandbox.
      Thank you.

  40. G
    September 20, 2021
    Reply

    Hi

    I am from a country not included in the List of Approved Countries and Territories for Phuket Sandbox as of August 20, 2021

    if i will be coming from a country listed in those, although my nationality is not, will i still be able to enter?

    Thank you

    • September 21, 2021

      Dear G,
      Good Day!
      If your country or passport is eligible for Visa Exemption or you have a Valid Visa and you have been staying in the Eligible Country for more than 21 days, yes, you can qualify for the Phuket Sandbox.
      Should you require any assistance in applying for the COE or certificate of entry, please check this page:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/other-services/certificate-of-entry-thailand.php
      Thank you.

  41. Sukan Jaruyothin
    September 20, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,,
    My wife is french and I am Thai living in Malaysia. Are we allowed to travel to Phuket under sandbox scheme?

    Thank you

  42. Bryan M Pleimling
    September 19, 2021
    Reply

    Please Help – we have a flight to BKK from USA and a separate flight to Phuket for Sandbox. Is this flight schedule going to work, or do I need to book direct flights?

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Bryan,
      Good Day!
      The Phuket Sandbox COE application requires that your flight to Phuket DOES NOT stop in Bangkok. Please book a flight with stopover in UAE, Qatar or Singapore. Do not book a flight with stopover in Bangkok.
      Thank you.

  43. ERIC KOVACS
    September 18, 2021
    Reply

    Planning to travel to either Phuket of Koh Samui.
    Do I need to stay in a SHA EXTRA hotel for 7 days then move to a SHA Plus hotel for the remainder of my stay?
    I am confused!

    If so, Where can I find a list of the SHA Extra hotels for both Phuket and Koh Samui?
    Thank you for your assistance.

    • September 19, 2021

      Dear Erik,
      Good Day!
      For Phuket: You can stay for 14 nights in SHA Plus Hotel. You can also divide it to 7 nights SHA+ Hotel and 7 nights in another SHA+ Hotel.
      For Samui: You can stay for 7 nights in Samui Extra+ Hotel and you stay in a SHA+ Hotel in Samui also for another 7 nights.
      Should you require any assistance in applying for the COE or certificate of entry, please check this page:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/other-services/certificate-of-entry-thailand.php
      Thank you.

  44. moh
    September 18, 2021
    Reply

    Hello there,

    I am planning to go there on mid of october : is it possible then to book 7 days in phuket + 7 days in chiang mai ?

    Thankying you by advance

    • September 19, 2021

      Dear Moh,
      Good Day!
      You can spent 7 days at SHA plus hotel in Phuket and another 7 nights can be spent in any of the extension areas in Krabi (Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai, or Railay), Phang-Nga (Khao Lak or Ko Yao), or Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, or Ko Tao). There’s no announcement yet for Chiang Mai. For your guidance, please read https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf.
      Thank you.

  45. Roger
    September 18, 2021
    Reply

    I have house in Phuket and understand that I have to buy 14 nights in a SHA hotel and take Covid tests. My question. How much time do I have to spend physically in the hotel

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Roger,
      Good Day!
      During the day, you may travel around Phuket or go to your house. You need to return to the hotel for the nightly headcount.
      Thank you.

  46. Timmo
    September 18, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    When entering the Phuket Sandbox with children under 10 years old. What if the children test positive to COVID after the first test in the airport? Will they be transferred to the medical treatment (quarantine) without the parents? How does it work?

    Best regards
    Timmo

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Timmo,
      Good Day!
      Yes, the child needs to be quarantine together with the parents or the persons who has close contact with the child. It can also be the passenger sitting next to you.
      Thank you.

  47. Matt
    September 17, 2021
    Reply

    Hi

    I’m planning to book my sandbox travel this week. Can I book the first week in phuket then travel to koh tao for the second week or am I limited to the area around Phuket, such as Krabi etc.?

    Thanks

    Matt

  48. Santiago
    September 17, 2021
    Reply

    Hi! I’m going to Phuket from Portugal in december to visit my girlfriend. She is currently in Pattaya and plans to go and stay with me 7 days in Phuket and then other 7 Days in Krabi. Can she stay with me in the same SHA+ hotel room during my time in Phuket and Krabi?
    Thanks

    • September 17, 2021

      Dear Santiago,
      Good Day!
      Yes,providing the guest follows all the rules stipulated for Thais and expats in Thailand.
      Thank you.

  49. Jessica Harlin
    September 17, 2021
    Reply

    Hi do you think the 21days in a listed country will be altered by November or is this set to be a rule for all tourists for Phuket sandbox for into next year ?

  50. Osvaldo
    September 16, 2021
    Reply

    Hello. I am fully vaccinated American from US. Can I travel to Phuket? How long can I stay in BKK before then flying to Phuket? Thank you.

  51. Doriana
    September 16, 2021
    Reply

    Hello!

    I am wondering wether having a connect freight from Spain to Phuket is a problem.
    Would Madrid- Abu Dhabi- Phuket be okay?
    What about 1 stop in Bangkok and then Phuket?

    Thank you in advance

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Doriana,
      Good Day!
      Yes, a flight from Spain-UAE-Phuket is acceptable as long as it is in the same booking.
      Thank you.

  52. Phil
    September 16, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    I am from the USA and fuly vaccinated. I want to come to Phuket in Nov.
    Can I get a tourist visa and stay for 3 months?
    What is the maximum amount of time I can stay without a tourist visa (is is 30 days or 45 days)?

    • September 24, 2021

      Dear Phil,

      Good day!
      You can apply for the 60 days tourist visa from Thai Embassy in the USA. You will apply for the COE under this category as well. After you have successfully entered Thailand, you are allowed to extend it for additional 30 days.

      Should you require any assistance in applying for the 60-day visa and COE or certificate of entry, please check this page:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/other-services/certificate-of-entry-thailand.php

      Thank you.

  53. Rishabh Raj
    September 15, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    Read your reply to my earlier question. Went through the guide as well.

    To summarize, since India is not a part of the Phuket sandbox right now, even if the 2 of us are fully vaccinated, we have to come to Bangkok, spend 15 days in quarantine at a designated hotel, and then go elsewhere in Thailand. Is my understanding correct?

    Also, Any chance of India getting included in the sandbox countries in the near future? We’re planning the honeymoon in December.

    Thanks in advance.

  54. Eda Pimentel
    September 15, 2021
    Reply

    Tourists from the Philippines are not yet allowed to travel to Phuket?

    • September 15, 2021

      Hello Eda,
      Good day!
      For now, Philippines is not yet included in the eligible country who can enter the Sandbox. For all travellers from Philippines, you are required to have 2 weeks quarantine in Bangkok and after that, you may travel to other parts of Thailand.
      Thank you.

  55. Igor
    September 15, 2021
    Reply

    Good afternoon. We are planning to go to Phuket by programm Phuket Sandbox in December, tell me if we can fly in transit from Vladivostok via Seoul or Hong Kong to Phuket?

    • September 17, 2021

      Dear Igor,
      Good Day!
      Yes,as long as their’s an available airlines operation direct to Phuket.
      Thank you.

  56. Patrick Keedwell
    September 15, 2021
    Reply

    When will Saudi Arabia be included in the list of eligible countries?

    • September 17, 2021

      Dear Patrick,
      Good Day!
      Let us wait for further announcement. For updates, please visi thttps://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-travel-restrictions-updates
      Thank you.

  57. Igor
    September 15, 2021
    Reply

    Good afternoon. Can I fly to Phuket in transit from Russia via Seoul (Korea) or Hong Kong (China)?

    • September 15, 2021

      Dear Igor,
      Good Day!
      Yes, you can. I believe right now, there is no flight from Seoul to Phuket but there is flight from Hong Kong to Phuket. Please make sure that you can transit in Hong Kong also.
      Thank you.

  58. Rishabh Raj
    September 15, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,

    I am from India. Planning a honeymoon trip in December for about 2 weeks. Would we be eligible to travel to Thailand? Both, my fiancee and me, are fully vaccinated.

  59. Hammou
    September 14, 2021
    Reply

    Can tourists from UAE fly to Thailand now? And we just need a negative PCR test and we should be fully vaccinated.

  60. bongani
    September 14, 2021
    Reply

    can i travel to phuket in November

  61. Patrick Keedwell
    September 14, 2021
    Reply

    Will Saudi Arabia be allowed to Sandbox soon?

  62. Mikko Räisänen
    September 14, 2021
    Reply

    Hello,

    Do we have to buy the insurance that you are marketing or is our own traveller’s insurance enough if it pays up 100 000 € and Corona is included?

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Mikko,
      Good Day!
      Yes, you can definitely use your personal health insurance as long as your medical insurance will cover the medical emergency in Thailand including COVID-19 treatment and your insurance covers at least US$100,000.
      Thank you.

  63. Kim
    September 14, 2021
    Reply

    How about the Philippines 😢

    • September 24, 2021

      Dear Kim,

      Good Day!
      For now, the Philippines is not yet included in the list of eligible countries for Sandbox Program. However, you can still travel to Thailand. The quarantine for vaccinated tourists has been reduced to 7 days. For updates, please visit https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-travel-restrictions-updates

      Thank you.

  64. Krystle nicole Dablio
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    Hi. I want to know how much for coe from abu dhabi, uae

  65. Chanhom Kammerhuber
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    I am a Thai citizen returning from holiday in Switzerland. I live in Phuket.
    Do I need an insurance and if yes for how long?

  66. Isabella
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,

    Can I travel to Phuket if Im fully vaccinated and have been staying in the netherlands, croatia and the UAE 21 days before my travels to Phuket?

    And can you travel to the phiphi islands in the 7+7 sandbox or would I have to do that after the 14 days?

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Isabella,
      Good Day!
      If you are currently in the UAE, the Thai consulate in Dubai requires that you have been staying in Dubai for 21 days to get a COE under Phuket Sandbox. You may stay in Phuket for 7 nights and you are welcome to spend another 7 nights in any of these approved extension areas: Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai, or Railay in Krabi; Khao Lak or Ko Yao in Phang-Nga, and Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, or Ko Tao in Surat Thani.
      Thank you.

  67. Monica
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    I’m a US national, currently unvaccinated and completing my 14 day quarantine in Bangkok right now. If I want to fly to Phuket after, do I need to quarantine for 14 days again there before I can do activities?

    And what is needed to enter Phuket? I heard Phuket and Krabi are more flexible.
    – do I need to be vaccinated?
    – negative RT-PCR test?
    OR JUST
    – negative rapid antigen test?
    – proof of accommodation?
    – is Airbnb ok or does it have to be a hotel?
    – do I need to register our visit on
    https://www.gophuget.com/ beforehand?

    Thank you in advance!

  68. maria
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    Hello!

    if I fly on the 24th of october from Estonia to Bangkok, can I fly immediately to Phuket with a local airline and be quarantined there?

    • September 17, 2021

      Dear Maria,
      Good Day!
      You need to be quarantined at Bangkok for 14 days and after quarantine, you can travel anywhere in Thailand.
      Thank you.

  69. Jacques Neethling
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    Why is South-Africans not eligible for the sandbox program?

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Jacques,
      Good Day!
      We cannot answer that question. You may call the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand for more information.
      Thank you.

  70. Riana
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, I’m from Indonesia. Am I allowed to apply the phuket sandbox in October?

    • September 13, 2021

      Hi Riana,
      Good Day!
      For now, Indonesia is not included in the list of eligible countries for Sandbox program. Let’s wait for further announcement.
      Thank you!

    • HYDE PEPITO
      September 14, 2021

      Hello can Philippines still can apply the sand box program? If i am fully vaccinated already?

    • September 15, 2021

      Dear Hyde,
      Good Day!
      For now, Philippines is not yet included in the eligible country to enter Sandbox. You can fly to BKK for quarantine then after quarantine you can travel anywhere in Thailand. Please click the link for your guidance. https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf
      Thank you.

  71. Andrew Michael Woods
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,
    I am flying from the US to Phuket. When I leave I will be flying from Phuket to the US. Do I have to do 14 nights at an SHA hotel, or only 7?

    • September 17, 2021

      Dear Andrew,
      Good Day!
      You can stay the 14 nights at the same hotel, or after staying the first 7 nights at 1 hotel, you can then move to another SHA Plus hotel/s for the rest of your stay. Whatever your choice, it must all be prepaid. A decision to move hotels cannot be made on the spot.
      Thank you.

  72. Casey Jones
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    Why does Canada have a star beside its name

    • September 13, 2021

      Dear Casey,
      Good day.
      There is no special meaning to it. This asterisk or star has been remvoed now.
      Thank you.

  73. Karen
    September 13, 2021
    Reply

    Plan on staying in Phuket for 30 days. So after 14 nights in SHA approved hotel I can stay at private accomodation for my remaining 16 days?
    Is this correct?

  74. saul
    September 12, 2021
    Reply

    are south africans who are vaccinated allowed into phuket and the nearby islands

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Saul,
      Good Day!
      No. Passengers from South Africa are not allowed to go to Phuket Sandbox. You should quarantine in Bangkok for 2 weeks and you can travel to Phuket after being released.
      Thank you.

  75. Pravindran
    September 11, 2021
    Reply

    I’m a Malaysian working with Emirates Airlines and have a Residence visa. I have been vaccinated. Will I be allowed into Phuket? Can I stay for 5days in a SHA approved hotel and return back to Dubai?

    • September 13, 2021

      Hello Pravindran,
      Good Day!
      Yes. However, you must leave Phuket immediately on an international flight to another country.
      Thank you.

    • Gabrielle
      September 13, 2021

      Hi good morning,

      I am currently in Egypt where I have been vaccinated but travelling to Dubai for 21 days before flying to Phuket. Will I get the approved coe from Dubai and allowed to enter Phuket via the sandbox without the need for quarantine in Phuket?

    • September 29, 2021

      Dear Gabrielle,
      Good Day!
      For sandbox programme, the mandatory stay in Phuket from 14 to 7 days, after which another 7 nights can be spent in any of the extension areas. For your guidance, please see attached https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf.
      Thank you.

  76. elena
    September 11, 2021
    Reply

    Hi rex, im trying to figure out if i can travel to thailand. I am from Philippines. I dont see the philippines in the sandbox list. I wanna go to phuket. I was able to buy insurance online but i still havent registered to CEO.

    • September 28, 2021

      Dear Elena,

      Good Day!
      For now,Philippines is not yet included in the Sandbox Program, however, if you are fully vaccinated, you can quarantine for 7 nights in Phuket and after that, you can freely travel around Phuket. It is the same for Bangkok, you can quarantine for 7 nights and travel around Thailand after that. For travel updates, you can visit https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-travel-restrictions-updates

      Thank you.

  77. Christine
    September 11, 2021
    Reply

    Hi
    When will the list of countries be updated for the sandbox ?

    If I leave Phuket for 18 days can i come back ? I have 2 x vaccinations from here.

    I want to visit South Africa.

    Thanks

    Christine

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Christine,
      Good Day!
      The list is updated every month. You can expect a new list this week. South Africa may be included in the list in end of 2021 or early 2022.
      Thank you.

  78. Ron
    September 11, 2021
    Reply

    Hi , I am planning to visit Phuket from Uae with my girlfriend . Could you please clarify if we can stay only for 5 days in Phuket before returning to Uae ?

    As well , we are travelling to Germany ( for a few days ) 2 weeks before arriving to Phuket so we will not be able to have the 21 days in Uae before departing to Phuket . Would this pose a problem?
    Thank you

    • September 13, 2021

      Hi Ron,
      Good Day!
      if you will go to Germany before the flight to Phuket, you have to apply for COE in Germany instead of UAE.
      Yes. You can stay for 5 days but you must leave Phuket immediately on an international flight to another country.
      Thank you.

  79. Kat
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    How can vaccinated tourists from Philippines enter Phuket / Bangkok?

    • September 13, 2021

      Dear Kat,
      Good Day!
      For now, Philippines is not yet included to enter the Sandbox. Please wait for further announcement.
      Thank you.

  80. Kat Eusebio
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    Hi! How can vaccinated tourists from Philippines visit Thailand? Thank you!

  81. martin
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    I am from Austria and i want to visit spain in the last week of october and plan to enter phuket via sandbox program 2 weeks later. is that possible as both countries are listed?
    thanks for your answer, Martin

  82. sara fiorentino
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    Hi are you able to go to phi phi islands to stay for 7 nights and then Phuket for 7 nights or do you have to go to Phuket first. as i am thinking of going end of feb 2022 do you think restrictions will get better?

  83. Jana Rommersbach
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    What exactly is meant with Pre-Paid Covid 19 Tests in Phuket? Do I need to get tested while I‘m in Phuket? How does it work? How much does it cost?

    • September 29, 2021

      Dear Jana,
      Good Day!
      If your stay is less than 14 nights, you are required to take additional RT-PCR tests on Day 6-7 and/or on Day 12-13, depending on the duration of stay.
      If your stay is more than 14 nights, you are required to take 2 more RT-PCR tests on Day 6-7 and Day 12-13.
      As long as all 3 test results are negative, after a 14-night period in Phuket, you will be able to freely travel domestically within Thailand. For your travel guidance,please read https://www.siam-legal.com/legal-guide/how-to-enter-thailand-2021-guide.pdf.
      Thank you.

  84. GT
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, it looks like the Phuket sandbox is only available for UK/US/Canadians coming from their respective countries? I’m a Canadian Passport holder living in Japan, does this mean I cannot take advantage of the Phuket sandbox?

    Thank You!

    • September 27, 2021

      Dear GT,

      Good Day!
      You are looking at the wrong package of our service. The service for UK, US and Canada are for visa sticker application. For the COE only application, we can assist you. Japan is included in the CCSA-approved country allowed enter in Sandbox programme. Therefore you can travel to Thailand without quarantine as long as you will enter through Phuket or Samui and you are fully vaccinated. If you enter through Bangkok, you must quarantine for 7 days. Should you require any assistance in applying for the COE or certificate of entry, please check this page:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/other-services/certificate-of-entry-thailand.php

      Thank you.

  85. Eli
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    Hi! I have recovered from COVID-19 a month ago and have a certification of having the disease and recovered. I have antibodies against the virus. Can I travel from Finland to Phuket in December without quarantine?

    • September 16, 2021

      Dear Elli,
      Good Day!
      At the moment, we do not have information we do not have the information for those who have recovered from COVID entering through Phuket Sandbox. Please contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your current location.
      Thank you.

  86. Anna
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    Good day! We are planning to travel to BKK this year, we are fully vaccinated from the Philippines. Are we not allowed to travel there without quarantine? Thanks in advance. Are vaccines are Sinovac and AstraZeneca.

    • September 27, 2021

      Dear Anna,

      Good day!
      The Philippines is a high risk country therefore you are not eligible for the Sandbox programs. You can still travel to Thailand but you need to be quarantined for 7 days and after quarantine you can travel anywhere in Thailand.

      Thank you.

  87. Rustam
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    Rex, thank you very much for you previous answer. Reg quarantine in Bangkok to travel from Saudi Arabia, how long will i have to stay there and how much it will cost, any idea?
    Is there any hope that late September or early October Saudi would be added for travel to Phuket?
    Regards

  88. Gina
    September 10, 2021
    Reply

    Hello
    I want to travel to Phuket with my friend. We both live in the UAE, my passport is from Kazakhstan, my friend’s is from Iran. Both vaccinated fully. Are we required to go through the mandated 14 days quarantine or no?

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Gina,
      Good Day!
      Yes, 14 days quarantine at BKK and after quarantined you can travel anywhere in Thailand.
      Thank you.

  89. Greg
    September 9, 2021
    Reply

    Is it allowed to spend three days in the Maldives, fly to Dubai for a week, then enter the Phuket sandbox?

    • September 9, 2021

      Dear Greg,
      Good day.
      You need to be in Dubai for 21 days before you can fly to Thailand through Phuket Sandbox.
      Thank you.

    • Vy
      September 11, 2021

      Hi Rex

      Good information from you
      Do you have any information that when Phuket sanbox close this program bc i am planning to go Phuket in Dec this year?

      Thanks

    • September 17, 2021

      Dear Vy,
      Good Day!
      There’s no announcement so far, for updates please visit the website https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand-travel-restrictions-updates
      Thank you.

  90. Rustam
    September 9, 2021
    Reply

    Hi, I am British national, living and working in Saudi Arabia as expat. I was planning to travel to Thailand in October for the period of 4 weeks. Can I apply to COE from Saudi and come to Thailand? (Via Qatar)?
    Thank you

    • September 9, 2021

      Dear Rustam,
      Good day.
      Yes, you can definitely apply for COE in Saudi and travel to Bangkok from Qatar. You will only qualify for the Quarantine Entry program and you must quarantine in Bangkok. The Thai Embassy in Saudi Arabia has no power to issue a COE under Phuket Sandbox even if you are fully vaccinated.
      Should you require any assistance in applying for the COE or certificate of entry, please check this page:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/other-services/certificate-of-entry-thailand.php
      Thank you.

  91. Nam
    September 9, 2021
    Reply

    I wonder this condition: “You must fly to Phuket from abroad. No transit in Bangkok.” Meanwhile, I’ve found some information that we can book a flight to Phuket with transit at the airport in Bangkok?
    So, Please clarify this thing. Tks

    • September 9, 2021

      Dear Nam,
      Good day.
      That is allowed for Samui Sandbox only.
      Thank you.

  92. Chaz
    September 9, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex. What about Philippines?

  93. Dmitry
    September 9, 2021
    Reply

    Hello, REX!
    How many PCR tests do i need to take now in Thailand? What days do i need to take them?

    • September 16, 2021

      Dear Dmitry,
      Good Day!
      You need to do one RT PCR test within 72 hours before your flight to Thailand. And in Phuket, you have to do RT PCR tests on Day 1, Day 6 and Day 12 if you stay for 2 weeks in Phuket or more.
      Thank you.

  94. Shego Wayhard
    September 9, 2021
    Reply

    Good day,
    I see it says we can stay less than 14 days but will there be a problem staying just 5 days in Phuket? We plan to fly directly back out to the US. Also on which days do I need to have covid tests if I do only stay 5 days?
    Thank you for your help,
    Shego

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Shego,
      Good Day!
      Yes, you can stay in Phuket for 5 days as long as you are going to leave Thailand after 5 days. Your flight must fly from Phuket to another country. You are not allowed to have stopover in Bangkok.
      Thank you.

  95. Ammar Mehmood
    September 9, 2021
    Reply

    Dear kindly confirm when vaccinated travelers from pakistan are allowed to enter phucket any date idea for opening vaccinated travelers from Pakistan

  96. Vy Phan
    September 8, 2021
    Reply

    Hi Rex,

    Does The Phuket Sanbox still available in Nov 2021?
    Thanks

    • September 13, 2021

      Dear Vy,
      Good Day!
      Yes. At the moment there is no news stating it will be cancelled so we can assume it will still be available in November 2021.
      Thank you.

  97. Peter
    September 8, 2021
    Reply

    HI Rex,
    I am planning to visit Phuket from Taiwan.

    Can you please share the vaccine list which approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health or the World Health Organisation (WHO)?

    I would like to see if “Medigen” is included in the approval list.

    Many thanks.

    • September 16, 2021

      Dear Peter,
      Good Day!
      For now, I do not see Medigen on the list of vaccines on the COE application portal. May I ask what is the company producing this vaccine?
      Thank you.

  98. moh
    September 8, 2021
    Reply

    Hi,

    Is there a new updated allowed country list ? This one is dated from the 31th of july ..

    Thank u for your help

  99. Anna
    September 8, 2021
    Reply

    Good day,
    I am from Philippines.
    My Fiancé and I are planning to travel to Phuket on October 2021,
    Am I allowed to travel to Phuket since Philippines is not on the List of Approved countries for Sandbox?
    And , can we stay in one Hotel room but have different flights but we will arrived on the same day?
    We are fully vaccinated and might stay for only 8nights.
    Please helps us.
    Thank You.

  100. Rp
    September 8, 2021
    Reply

    When will Mexico be added to the list?
    And is it possible to go to Mexico and then USA for 14 days then fly to sandbox program for thai national and thai foreign residents?

    • September 8, 2021

      Dear RP,
      Good day.
      You need to be in the USA for 21 days before you can travel to Thailand under Phuket Sandbox. If you do not wish to stay for 21 days in the US, the itinerary that is allowed is Thailand-USA-Phuket.
      Thank you.

    • Starr
      September 11, 2021

      I’m an American visiting UK. Swinging through Los Angeles for under two weeks on my way to Phuket sandbox. What’s this about 21 days in U.S. needed? Is that for US citizens like me, too? Thx

    • September 20, 2021

      Dear Starr,
      Good Day!
      Yes, you need to be in the USA for 21 days prior to coming to Phuket. You will apply for your Phuket Sandbox COE through the Thai Embassy in the USA also.
      Should you require any assistance in applying for the COE or certificate of entry, please check this page:
      https://www.siam-legal.com/other-services/certificate-of-entry-thailand.php
      Thank you.