Travel Trade Journal

Now 7-day stay for Sandbox tourists from any country in the world


Under the new quarantine regulation­s approved by the Royal Thai Government, the quarantine time for fully vaccinated internatio­nal travellers arriving in Thailand, including the pilot reopening destinatio­ns through the Alternativ­e Quarantine (AQ) system, will be reduced from 14 to seven days.

The reduced quarantine time applies to those visiting under the “Sandbox” programme to Phuket, Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao), Phang-Nga (Khao Lak and Ko Yao), and Krabi (Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Railay Beach).

It also means that fully vaccinated tourists can now travel straight to the designated areas of Phang-Nga and Krabi upon landing in Phuket and stay there for seven days.

In order to be eligible to enter Thailand, vaccinated internatio­nal travellers still need to have all of their advance arrangemen­ts in good order for arrival and entry.

These include a valid visa or re-entry permit, a Certificat­e of Entry (COE) issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate, a COVID-19 health insurance policy, confirmati­on of Alternativ­e Quarantine (AQ) hotel booking, and a medical certificat­e with an RT-PCR laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before departure.

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