SANDBOX PROGRAM

quarantine free for Covid vaccinated foreign travelers

ONLY IN PHUKET, THAILAND


REQUIREMENTS to enter the Sandbox program

Phuket which has been choosen by the Thaï Government to be the first area in Thailand where restrictions will be lifted for vaccinated foreign visitors : starting July 1st 2021, all vaccinated foreign visitors  won't need any quarantine

You must be covid vaccinated, provide a negative covid test done before taking the flight to Phuket, have a travel insurance that includes covid, and book an accomodation among the SHA+ certified hotels. You can check Tourism Autority of Thailand website.

 

     

    At a glance

    • Applicable for international travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days, but no later than 1 year before the travel date. They must also be from countries/regions with a low to medium risk of SAR-CoV-2 virus as announced and constantly updated by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).
    • Applicable for children under 6 years of age travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians.
    • Applicable for children between 6 and 18 years of age travelling with fully vaccinated parents or guardians, but they are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at their own expense.
    • All vaccinated international arrivals must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine registered with the MoPH or approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
    • All arrivals are required to download and install the ThailandPlus application on their smartphones, and must keep the app on all the time, as they move to different locations around Phuket.
    • All arrivals are required to stay in an accommodation establishment that is certified with the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus certification. They has to stay for no less than 14 nights in SHA+ hotels in Phuket if they intend to travel to other areas of Thailand, and thereafter will be allowed to travel to visit other Thai destinations.
    • All COVID-19 tests must follow the guidelines by the MoPH.
    • Travellers are allowed to engage in any tourism activities but are advised to strictly follow the DMHTTAprecautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – contact tracing application (Thai Chana and Mor Chana).

    Pre-arrival

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

    • A vaccine certificate to proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no less than 14 days, but no later than 1 year before the travel date with a vaccine registered with the MoPH or approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO); travelers must come from a country classified as low risk, covid wise.
    • A valid visa;
    • A Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate;
    • A COVID-19 health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of US$100,000;
    • SHA+ Hotel booking : A confirmation of an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) booking for 14 nights in a SHA Plus-certified accommodation establishment if the traveller intend to visit other areas of Thailand ; For tourists who are willing to move to other Provinces in Thailand when Coming under the Sandbox Program, They have to stay a minimum of 14 Nights in a SHA PLUS Hotel in Phuket before moving to any other Province. For the Tourists who are coming just to Phuket without the need of visiting other Provinces in Thailand, they can stay any duration they want in a SHA Plus Hotel under the Phuket Sandbox Rules (no minimum stay required).Tourists are Allowed to Change their Hotel after the First 7 Nights to another Hotel. All of the Hotels booked have to be SHA Plus Hotels.
    • A medical certificate with an RT-PCR laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before departure;
    • The duration of stay can be less than 14 days, but travellers must leave Phuket on or before the permit to stay date.

    Arrival

    • Undergo Immigration and Customs procedures, and a COVID-19 screening, including RT-PCR tests;
    • Download the ThailandPlus application;
    • Check-in at the pre-booked SHA Plus-certified accommodation establishment : (SHA+ Hotel booking) A confirmation of an Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) booking for 14 nights in a SHA Plus-certified accommodation establishment if the traveller intend to visit other areas of Thailand ; For tourists who are willing to move to other Provinces in Thailand when Coming under the Sandbox Program, They have to stay a minimum of 14 Nights in a SHA PLUS Hotel in Phuket before moving to any other Province. For the Tourists who are coming just to Phuket without the need of visiting other Provinces in Thailand, they can stay any duration they want in a SHA Plus Hotel under the Phuket Sandbox Rules (no minimum stay required).Tourists are Allowed to Change their Hotel after the First 7 Nights to another Hotel. All of the Hotels booked have to be SHA Plus Hotels.

     

     

    Stay

    • Undergo a COVID-19 test using an RT-PCR or a rapid antigen method on Day 6 of your arrival per the MoPH’s guidelines + another pcr test on day 12 is the stay is 14 days; 
    • For the Tourists who are coming just to Phuket without the need of visiting other Provinces in Thailand, they can stay any duration they want in a SHA Plus Hotel under the Phuket Sandbox Rules (no minimum stay required)
    • For tourists who are willing to move to other Provinces in Thailand when Coming under the Sandbox Program, They have to stay a minimum of 14 Nights in a SHA PLUS Hotel in Phuket before moving to any other Province.
    • Engage in tourism activities or enjoy services in SHA Plus-certified venues and businesses, under the DMHTTA precautions; 
    • Regarding Traveling to Phi Phi Island, Phang-nga and Koh Yao, it has been postponed until Further Notice. Which means that Tourists cannot go out of the Island Even for one day trip during these 14 Nights.
    • Bars and Clubs will remain Closed until the end Of Q3.
    • For emergency in case of having respiratory or other related symptoms, please alert the staff at your accommodation or contact the nearest hospital;
    • The operator/owner of the accommodation establishment is required to report the name list and status of all foreign guests to the provincial authority on a daily basis.

    Departure

    • For travelling from Phuket to other Thai destinations, vaccinated international travellers are required to show a vaccine certificate and a medical certificate that they have tested negative for COVID-19;
    • For travelling from Phuket to other countries, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective country of destination.
     

    RELAX.
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    TIME FOR HOLLIDAYS in PHUKET


    BEOCUTE,
    YOUR SHA+ CERTIFIED 
    TRAVEL AGENCY IN PHUKET
    F.A.Q

    Other specific Questions SANDBOX

    SANDBOX

    PROGRAM for COVID VACCINATED FOREIGN VISITORS 

    Children under 6 years of age must travel only with their parents or guardians who have been vaccinated;


    In the case the parents or guardians are found to have COVID-19, the children are to be placed in isolation for 14 days.

    The Phuket Sandbox is applicable only for fully vaccinated international travellers from countries/regions with a low to medium risk of SAR-CoV-2 virus as announced and constantly updated by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). 


    High-risk countries are not allowed entry at this stage.

    Every traveller must obtain a Certificate of Entry (COE) at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/.  Check the website to see the required documents; 

    Embassy/Consulate-General takes 3 working days to process the application; 

    Applicants can check the result of the application on the website.

    International travellers must have an insurance covering treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19 with a minimum coverage of US$100,000. The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand.

    International travellers who have received the following vaccines are able to enter Phuket: 

    – WHO approved vaccines;

    – Vaccines approved by the government of each country;

    – Thai FDA approved vaccines (5): AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac Biotech, and Sinopharm. 


    Arrivals must be vaccinated more than 14 days to 1 year before entering Phuket. Proof of vaccination must be submitted when applying for a COE.

    Airlines that have announced direct flights to Phuket: 

    – THAI 

    – Singapore Airlines 

    – Emirates 

    – Qatar Airways 

    – Hongkong Airlines 

    – EVA Air 

    – Korean Air 

    – Jinair 

    – Cathay Pacific 

    – KLM   


    Please check the flight schedule on the respective airline’s websites.   


    Please be aware that some airlines are unable to operate into your home country for your return.

    International travellers must have an insurance covering treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19 with a minimum coverage of US$100,000. The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand.

    You must download the Thailand Plus application. 



    At Immigration, you are required to complete your arrival card, show your COE and passport.

    ‘SHA’ is a certification for businesses who meet the basic standards of hygiene and health safety for their products and services in accordance with the nationwide measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).   


    ‘SHA Plus’ is a certification for companies/individuals who have received the SHA certificate AND 70% of the workforce has been vaccinated.   

    You can go anywhere in Phuket, BUT you must strictly follow the DMHTTA precautions: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – contact tracing application (Thai Chana and Mor Chana).   


    Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and if there are two or more people in a vehicle.   

    A COVID-19 rapid test is required on Day 5.   

    It is mandatory that you book a ‘SHA Plus’ hotel for the first 14 nights in Phuket;


    Residing in a private residence is not allowed on the first 14 nights for COVID-19 control purposes unless the residence/condominium has a SHA Plus certificate;


    Q. Must I book a consecutive stay in one place? A. You can move between SHA Plus hotels during the 14 days. 

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    RT-PCR test. 

    Every hospital in Phuket can provide an RT-PCR test;

    The cost of an RT-PCR covid test ranges from 2,500-4,000 Baht per person. 


    Rapid test.  

    You can get a rapid test from hospitals, clinics, and private labs in Phuket;

    The cost of a rapid test ranges from 450-1,000 Baht per person. 


    COVID-19 testing is at the travellers’ own expense.

    We recommend that you only book an excursion with ‘SHA Plus’ certified companies for your safety; 


    On the first 5 days, you are allowed to visit only the islands of Phuket, which are Ko Racha, Ko Naka, Coral Island, and Ko Khai;


    Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao and Phang Nga Bay are NOT a part of Phuket province. Therefore, you must get a rapid test on Day 5 before going to these places.

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    We recommend that you only use ‘SHA Plus’ certified restaurants for your safety, but you may dine-in at non-certified restaurants, too.

    Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao and Phang Nga Bay are NOT a part of Phuket province. Therefore, you must get a rapid test on Day 5 before going to these places.

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    We recommend that you use only ‘SHA Plus’ certified taxis and transportation, but you may use non ‘SHA Plus’, too if you prefer. If there are more than 2 people in a vehicle, masks must be worn at all times.  

    Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao and Phang Nga Bay are NOT a part of Phuket province. Therefore, you must get a rapid test on Day 5 before going to these places.

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    We recommend that you only book an excursion with ‘SHA Plus’ certified companies for your safety; 


    On the first 5 days, you are allowed to visit only the islands of Phuket, which are Ko Racha, Ko Naka, Coral Island, and Ko Khai;


    Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao and Phang Nga Bay are NOT a part of Phuket province. Therefore, you must get a rapid test on Day 5 before going to these places.

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    *We will provide answers to the following questions as soon as we have more info. 
    What’s open?

    Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao and Phang Nga Bay are NOT a part of Phuket province. Therefore, you must get a rapid test on Day 5 before going to these places.

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    If you experience any COVID-19 symptoms, you must immediately get a test. 

    If you travel in a group, everybody in the group must undergo a test. 

    In case you are tested positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, you will be responsible for the medical expenses which must be covered by your insurance. 

    Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao and Phang Nga Bay are NOT a part of Phuket province. Therefore, you must get a rapid test on Day 5 before going to these places.

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    After spending 14 nights in Phuket and you are tested negative for COVID-19, you are free to go anywhere in Thailand but you must follow each province’s restrictions.

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    You must follow your home country’s entry requirements, and Thailand is not responsible or able to assist with such updates by individual countries.

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    Beocute.
    At your service

    Thanapol, manager of BEOCUTE

    I am the manager of Beocute, BEOCUTE Gay Phuket Travel & Transport. Beocute is SHA+ certified travel agency you can trust as part of the SANDBOX program.

    BEOCUTE GAY PHUKET TRAVEL
    (Cassia Phuket Hotel)
    64 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, 

    Thalang 83110

    PHUKET, THAILAND, 

    MOBILE: +66842445588

    TOURS

    In Compliance with the Sandbox program, we offer sha+ tours, meaning we ensure that the tours/attractions take all the necessary measures to respect social distances and that over 70% of the staff is covid vaccinated. 

     

    Although some tours are not available at the moment, we provide a list of tours that will be available starting on July 1st, 2021. Beside, a lot of discounts are made on tours, hotels. 

     

     


    Testimonials.
    Our Clients Say

    John Mark

    Thanapol is very dedicated to make the stay in Phuket a memorable one. He is very caring an offers many tours to choose. We were able to visit the old town and they wild jungle as well. 

    Tom Halbert

    We had a fun and a relaxing holiday in Phuket. We enjoyed the Elephant sanctuary, being able to be so close to those huge animals. We went to other tours that included animals, such as the gibbons reserve and the Tigers park.

    Henry Nelson

    We had a Wonderfull time on the remote island. It was both fun and relaxing. It's one  of those tour you can only find at Beocute agency.