PHUKET SANDBOX PROGRAMME
Thai passport application

SANDBOX PROGRAMME


Sandbox Programme

 If visa is necessary, applicants must submit  visa application at least  30 days  before the intended travel date

*** From 1 November 2021 onwards, Thailand Pass platform (https://tp.consular.go.th/) will be replacing COE (https://coethailand.mfa.go.th), and the process takes at least 7 working days. Therefore, travellers are require to register for Thailand Pass at least  7 days before the departure date.

Travellers may read useful information on https://consular.mfa.go.th/th/content/thailand-pass-faqs-2 


 

What is Sandbox?

    • Sandbox Programme is a tourism-promotion scheme that allows fully vaccinated travellers to enter Sanbox areas without quarantine subject to conditions below.
      • Sandbox areas
        1. Bangkok
        2. Samut Prakarn ( Suvarnnabhumi Airport area only)
        3. Chonburi ( Pattaya City, Bang la-mung, Sriracha, SriChang island, Na Jomtien and Bang Sare in Sattahip)
        4. Rayong ( Koh Samet)
        5. Trat (Koh Chang)
        6. Prachuap Khiri Khan ( Huahin and Nong Kae)
        7. Petchaburi ( Cha-am)
        8. Phuket
        9. Krabi
        10. Phang-Nga
        11. Ranong ( Koh Phayam)
        12. Surat Thani ( Koh Samui, Koh Pha-ngan, Koh Tao)
        13. Burirum ( Burirum City)
        14. Nong Khai ( Nong Khai City, Sangkhom, Sri Chiang Mai, and Tha bo)
        15. Udonthani ( Udonthani City, Baan Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yung, Nong Han, and Prachaksinlapakhom)
        16. Loei ( Chiang Khan)
        17. Chiang Mai ( Chiang Mai City, Doi Tao, Mae Rim, and Mae Taeng)

Step 1 : Before departure date

  1. Eligible travellers

    • Travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Public Health of Thailand no less than 14 days before departure.
      • Coronavac (Sinovac), Sinopharm or COVILO, AstraZeneca or Covishield,  Pfizer-BioNTech or Comirnaty, Janssen ( Johnson & Johnson), Moderna, and Sputnik V
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 infection and have received one dose of the approved vaccines within 3 months after the infection no less than 14 days before departure. [ A recovery certificate is required]
    • Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 , travelling with parents or guardian, may enter Thailand under the same conditions a their parents. The child’s birth certificate or letter of consent from parents may be required as a proof of relationship/guardianship.
  2.  Thailand Pass registration

    • https://tp.consular.go.th/

      • A copy of passport valid more than 6 months
      • Medical insurance which covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with a minimum coverage of equivalent to 50,000 USD.
      • Flight ticket 
        •  Travellers must arrive in the Sandbox areas through :
        • Bangkok and Chonburi : Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang Airports
        • Phuket, Krabi, and Phang-Nga : Phuket Airport ( direct flights from outside Thailand to Phuket or charted flights that stop over in Bangkok without transit before flying to Phuket (Disembarking the plane for domestic transit is not allowed)
          •  ***The Embassy recommends travellers to enter Phuket with a direct flight from other countries because domestic transfer flights for travellers from abroad are not confirmed and can be cancelled any time. ( Domestic flights for passengers from abroad and those for domestic passengers are operated separately due to sanitary reasons)
        • Surat Thani ( Koh Samui, Koh Pha-ngan, Koh Tao) : direct flight to Samui Airport or transfer in Bangkok at Suvarnabhumi airport (transit time should not exceed 4 hours), luggages must be checked through. Please consult flight schedule https://www.bangkokair.com/ ( The flight number is PG51XX)
        • Chaing Mai ( To be updated)
        • U-Tapao Airport ( To be updated)
        • Buriram ( To be updated)
      • SHA+  hotel confirmation for at least 7 night
        •  a SHA+  hotel booking confirmation for at least 7 nights (Travellers must wait in the hotel until they receive a negative (non-detected) test result before leaving the hotel)
        • Travellers who intend to stay with a friend or family in Thailand during the Sandbox period may inform the SHA+ hotel about the guest details in advance.
        • For hotel information, please see  https://www.thailandsha.com/, or  http://entrythailand.go.th/  (These hotels are not quarantine hotels. You can still leave your room to travel in the Sandbox areas)
        • Must stay at the same hotel for the entire Sandbox period in only one of the Provinces for at least 7 days.
        • ***Except :Surat Thani :  Tavellers can change the hotels up to 3 hotels during the entire period of 7-day stay) :
          • From day 0 – 1 : Staying in Koh Samui only
          • From day 2-7   : Travelling to Koh Samui, Koh Pha-ngan, and Koh Tao is allowed.
      • Vaccination certificate 
        • EU digital COVID-19 Certificates for both doses [except Janssen (Johnson and Johnson)] [Full pages clearly indicating details of names, vaccine names, and date of vaccination] or Local vaccination card or card from a vaccine company that clearly indicate details of names, vaccine names, and date of vaccination for both doses [except Janssen]
        • EU recovery certificate/ Medical certificate confirming  COVID-19 infection record  and  EU digital COVID-19 Certificate for one dose
        • ***Please be noted that the proof of vaccination is verified by the Public Health officers in Thailand
    •  COVID-19 RT-PCR test
      • negative (non-detected) test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure. The method of RT-PCR test is not limited to swabbing but also includes, for example, saliva collection. ( This includes the case of children; however, the doctor may use saliva collection as a method for the RT-PCR test.)

Step 2 : Arriving in Thailand

  1. QR code issued by the Thailand Pass

    • The QR code is valid 72 hours from your date of departure.
  2. COVID-19 RT-PCR test 

    • Upon entry, travellers will have to undergo TWO COVID-19 tests at their own expenses at different times:
      – 1st PCR test upon arrival at the Airport.
      – 2nd PCR test on 6 or 7th day after arrival
    • PCR test reservation:
      • For Phuket Sandbox, please make a reservation on https://www.thailandpsas.com/
      • For Surat Thani Sandbox, please contact your SHA+ hotels for PCR-test reservation.
    • Travellers must wait in the hotel until they receive a negative (non-detected) test result before leaving the hotel)
  3. Journey-tracing application

    • Travellers must install and use journey-tracing application as prescribed by the Thai Government.

 


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