“Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension” Now In Effect

“Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension” Now In Effect

10 September 2021

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Phuket Sandbox programme has received the green light from the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to be upgraded as the “Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension” providing fully vaccinated international travellers with more options to visit multiple Thai destinations without the need to quarantine.

Starting from 16 August, 2021, the “Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension” programme allows eligible international travellers to reduce the mandatory stay in Phuket from 14 to 7 days, after which another 7 nights can be spent in Krabi (Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai, or Railay), Phang-Nga (Khao Lak or Ko Yao), or Surat Thani (Samui Plus – Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, or Ko Tao).

Travelling from Phuket to the selected areas in Krabi, Phang-Nga, or Surat Thai is available only via approved routes and modes of transport.

Surat Thani (Samui Plus – Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, or Ko Tao) can be reached via Bangkok Airways’ direct domestic flight on the Phuket-Ko Samui route.

Samui Maenam Beach

Krabi (Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai, or Railay) :can be reached by SHA Plus-certified boat and ferry services from approved piers.

Krabi Railay Beach

Phang-Nga (Khao Lak): can be reached by SHA Plus-certified car transfer services from Phuket direct to the SHA Plus-certified hotels.

Diving in Phang-Nga

Phang-Nga (Ko Yao Noi or Ko Yao Yai) :can be reached via SHA Plus-certified boat and ferry services from approved piers.

Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga

Once travellers have completed the 7-night extension in Krabi, Phang-Nga and Surat Thani (Samui Plus), and are tested negative in their third COVID-19 test (conducted on Day 12-13), they will receive a ‘Release Form’ from their hotel and will be able to continue their journey to other destinations in Thailand.

If the stay in Krabi, Phang-Nga or Surat Thani (Samui+) is less than 7 nights, travellers must proceed directly to Phuket International Airport on the day of departure. At the port of entry back into Phuket, they will need to show a plane ticket or other proof of their international travel from Phuket.

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