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Phuket Sandbox Starts 1 July 2021
July 29, 2021

Phuket Sandbox will start on 1 July 2021! Travelers who wish to enter Thailand under the Phuket Sandbox may apply for a COE online ( for entry to Thailand from 1st July 2021 onwards.

Eligible travelers (both non-Thais and Thais)

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Public Health of Thailand more than 14 days before departure. Travelers must show proof of vaccination issued by a government authority. Children under the age of 18, traveling with parents, are eligible without proof of vaccination.

  • Must come from countries considered low/medium-risk areas by the Thai Government (Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR are included) and travelers must have been in these eligible countries/regions prior to travel for at least 21 consecutive days.

  • Must have health insurance which covers treatment and medical expenses related but not limited to COVID-19, with a minimum coverage of 100,000 USD.


  • Must stay at a hotel that meets the "SHA+ (Safety and Health Administration Plus)" standard for at least 14 nights, unless travelers have proof of return tickets leaving Phuket (to another country) within 14 days.

  • Confirmation of "SHA+" hotel booking must be issued under the SHABA system (SHA Plus Booking Authentication system) or booking under

  • Must stay at the same hotel for at least 7 days and may change after that (the hotel must be in Phuket only)

  • After 14 days, travelers may travel to other parts of Thailand. Departure earlier than 14 days is possible only for destinations outside of Thailand.

COVID-19 tests

  • Travelers must present RT-PCR negative test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure.

  • Upon entry, travelers will have to undergo three COVID-19 tests during their 14-day stay in Phuket. Tracking application

  • 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.

Further details on the Phuket Sandbox will be provided once the relevant orders/regulations are published in the Royal Gazette.
More information regarding the Phuket Sandbox can be found on the website
List of SHA+ Hotels at

[Information is subject to change, please check the Consulate's website regularly for any updates]