Phuket Sandbox: January 2022

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Phuket Covid19 Entry Requirements:

If you have already booked or are looking at coming to Phuket, then as it stands, you would enter using the “Phuket Sandbox” scheme. Meaning that once you arrive at Phuket airport, you will have to stay at least the first seven nights in SHA Plus+ Hotel in Phuket if you plan to continue to visit other destinations in Thailand.

If you stay less than seven nights, you must leave Thailand for another international destination. Under the “Phuket Sandbox” program, travellers must enter Thailand through Phuket International airport without transit in Bangkok. 

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How to Book RT PCR Test for Phuket Sandbox.

When applying for the “Phuket Sandbox”, you are required to submit a receipt of the pre-paid COVID-19 RT-PCR tests in Phuket. The Sandbox program requires two RT-PCR tests; the first test will be conducted at Phuket Airport, and the second test will be conducted at any swab test centres in Phuket Island.

  1. To sign up, go to www.thailandpsas.com.
  2. Provide flight and hotel information. You will need your flight number, date and time of arrival and SHA+ accommodation details.
  3. Choose your swab test location.
  4. Pay the fee. The fee for the RT-PCR tests is THB 4,200.

After payment, you will receive an email with a link to download your receipt. Download the receipt and submit it with your Hotel Confirmation Letter when you apply for the Phuket Sandbox Pass.

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Can you go scuba diving during your first seven days in Phuket?

After your second negative test, you can explore Phuket, and for people looking at scuba diving during their first seven days on the island, we can take you to two different diving locations:

If you would like to go to Phi Phi Islands or the Similan Islands, you would be able to go on these trips after your first seven days on Phuket.

We are still running the Discover Scuba Diving day trip for people who would like to experience scuba diving on coral reefs for a day. 

The PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water courses start daily. We assign a private scuba diving instructor for couples and groups at no extra cost. This is a fantastic personal way to learn to scuba dive, and what better location than on a tropical island in Thailand.

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Phuket Sandbox Hotels

With loads of hotels and resorts to choose from, we have listed some of the best SHA+ Sandbox Hotels for your stay in Phuket. 

Budget Sandbox Hotel

Deluxe Sandbox Hotel

Luxury Sandbox Hotel


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