Guidelines for travellers entering Phuket Sandbox



  • Travelers must travel from countries/territories in the list as announced by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). They must be staying in the said countries/territories no less than 21 days before the travel date. Thai and foreign nationals with residence in Thailand are exempted from this 21 days requirement.

  • Travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days before the travel date, with a vaccine registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Thailand or approved by WHO or Thai Ministry of Health, and must possess a valid Vaccination Certificate/Card (digital or paper format);

  • Children under 18 years of age without COVID-19 vaccination are eligible only when travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians;

Pre-arrival: Registering for a Certificate of Entry (COE) at 


(1) Register via the said website and upload the required documents especially the Vaccination Certificate;
- Make sure you select Phuket as the Sandbox destination when filling the “Travel Details” column

(2)Once registration is approved, you must upload SHA+ Hotel booking confirmation and flight reservation within 15 days

- For SHA+, you must upload a “SHABA Certificate” confirmation sent from the hotel or make booking through website

3) Once COE is approved, you must download and print the COE together with other required documents

• Required documents to upload into the system:

  1. (1)  Valid Passport;

  2. (2)  Vaccination certificate (must be in English or have an English translation from a

    competent authority);

  3. (3)  COVID-19 health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of US$100,000;

  4. (4)  Air ticket confirmation;

  5. (5)  Paid SHA+ Hotel Booking confirmation for 14 nights (or less if staying in Phuket less

    than 14 days)

(6) COVID-19 tests payment in Thailand according to the duration of stay (Issued

either by the test facility or hotel)

* VISA (if needed)

Before departure

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 (HKT)

  • Undergo Health, Immigration and Customs procedures; and a COVID-19 screening including a RT-PCR test;

  • Download and install the designated contact tracing application;

Travel directly to your reserved SHA+ hotel to await the test results. If tested negative

for COVID-19, travelers 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. Travelers are responsible for the relevant costs if it is not included in the accommodation package;

  • Turn on the GPS of the designated contact tracing application 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;

  • Travelers who wish to continue the journey to other Thai destinations: must stay in Phuket for 14 nights, and thereafter will be allowed to travel domestically.

  • Proof of 14 days of stay and 3 RT-PCR tests must be provided



Additional information

- For further details and purchase of medical insurance covering COVID-19 treatment in Thailand, please check

- For list of SHA+ hotels, please check