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Test & GO: Quarantine-Free
Mar 2023
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Phuket Sandbox Program

    Eligible Travelers;

  • Have been in countries/territories approved by Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for 21 days or more.
  • Been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days before the travel date, with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Children under 18 years of age without COVID-19 vaccination are eligible only when travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians.


  • Register for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at
    What you need to register:
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Air ticket
  • Paid SHA+ Hotel Booking confirmation for 14 nights (or less if staying in Phuket less)
  • Passport with at least 6 months validity.
  • COVID-19 health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of US$100,000
  • COVID-19 tests payment in Thailand according to the duration of stay (Issued either by the test facility or hotel)
  • Travelers must do a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR method) with test result no more than 72 hours prior to the departure time. The negative result must be presented to the airline check-in counter.

    Arrival at Phuket International Airport:

  • COVID-19 screening including a RT-PCR test
  • Download and install the designated contact tracing application
  • Travel directly to the hotel to await the test results. If tested negative for COVID-19, you will be allowed to go anywhere in Phuket.

    During the stay in Phuket:

  • Undergo additional COVID-19 RT-PCR tests (day 6-7 and 12-13) according to the period of stay.
  • Turn on the GPS of the designated contact tracing application (ThailandPlus and Morchana) at all times throughout the period of stay in Phuket.

    Departure from Phuket:

  • Travelers who wish to visit Phuket only (stay less than 14 days) must leave Phuket (Thailand) for another country on or before the intended departure date.
  • After 14-night stay in Phuket, you can travel freely anywhere in Thailand.

Phuket Sandbox Package 7 nights/14 nights

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Merlin-Phuket Sandbox

Phuket Sandbox

7+7 Extension Program

Starting from 16 August, 2021, the “Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension” programmed allows eligible international travelers 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).

Before being allowed to travel to the selected areas, travelers must obtain a ‘Transfer Form’ issued by the hotel in Phuket indicating that you have stayed in Phuket for 7 nights, which you will need to show together with the negative results of their two COVID-19 tests (conducted on Day 0 and Day 6-7 in Phuket).

Merlin-Phuket Sandbox

7+7 Extension

Sandbox Phuket – Khaolak Package

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