Sandbox Programme extended
From 1 February 2022, the Thai authorities extended the existing Sandbox programme. Thailand has reopened Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Si Chang, and Sattahip (only Na Jomtien and Bang Saray – in Chon Buri), and Ko Chang in Trat as Sandbox destinations, in addition to original Krabi, Phang-Nga, Phuket, and Ko Samui/Ko Pha-ngan/Ko Tao.
The so-called Sandbox Extension programme has also been introduced between Phuket, Phang-Nga, Krabi, and Ko Samui/Ko Pha-ngan/Ko Tao, where Sandbox travellers can travel within these destinations during the first 7 days in Thailand.
Who is eligible? Well, pretty much everyone from every country!
You must enter via the following points of entry:
- By air at Phuket International Airport for Krabi, Phang-Nga, and Phuket.
- By air at Krabi International Airport for Krabi.
- By air at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, then transit on a sealed flight for Ko Samui, or Phuket.
- By air at Suvarnabhumi Airport, then travel by a prearranged vehicle on a sealed route to Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Si Chang, and Sattahip – only Na Jomtien and Bang Saray – in Chon Buri, and Ko Chang in Trat.
Rules apply including the following: ü You must obtain a Thailand Pass ü You need to be able to show you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days prior to departure with a vaccine that has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Thai Authority.
You must hold a valid Health insurance policy that covers medical expenses including treatment related to COVID-19 with a minimum of 50,000 USD throughout the period of your stay in Thailand.
You’ll need a confirmed and fully paid booking of stay at SHA Plus Hotels including the appropriate PCR tests booked and paid for
You must have a negative PCR test certificate taken no more than 72 hours prior to taking off.
If you need further information about how to travel to Thailand visit – Thai Embassy UK.