Or how to come to Thai in 2021 – 2022
Phuket SandBox -Sandbox is a program for receiving foreign guests in Thailand during covid restrictions.
SHA – Safety and Health Administration
The project aims to encourage businesses in the tourism industry to prepare their workplace for the New Normal – to improve tourism industry standards and sanitation measures.
SHA is a certificate that confirms the readiness of entrepreneurs in the tourism industry to work with tourists at a time.
The presence of this abbreviation indicates that the facility is using enhanced sanitation measures that are helping to stop the spread of COVID 19.
This, in turn, helps to build the trust and confidence of customers, recipients of services.
In other words, now the service provider must meet safety standards and maximize measures to prevent the spread of the virus – install sanitizers, regularly wash everything, etc.
SHA + means that at least 70% of the facility’s personnel are vaccinated.
Now restaurants, travel agencies, hotels and many more are getting SHA + prefix.
Currently, you can fly to the country in three different ways – the Phuket Sandbox, Samui + programs and through mandatory quarantine.
* Before buying flights, check if the airline is on the approved list.
Only vaccinated tourists can come through the Phuket Sandbox and Samui + programs.
List of approved vaccines to date:
CoronaVac / Sinovac;
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
Vero Cell, Inactivate COVILO (SINOPHARM);
COMIRNATY VACCINE (PFIZER);
** SPUTNIK V ?? (awaiting inclusion in the list)
Children under 18 years of age traveling with their parents are admitted without proof of vaccination.
Children from 6 years old pass compulsory PCR tests.
Phuket Sandbox and Samui + at a glance
You can come from a country that falls on the list of allowed countries – countries that are considered by the Government of Thailand as low or medium risk areas.
The list is updated regularly. You must stay in this country for at least 21 days before flying to Thailand.
For example, even before August 19, Ukrainians with an approved vaccine could not fly out of their country. There was an option to fly to Tai through quarantine or leave for any other country on the list, live there for 21 days (a condition of the SandBox program) and fly to Thailand.
The same applies to any other country that is not on the list.
You must be fully vaccinated (only approved vaccines) and have a vaccination passport.
It is necessary to request and receive a COE – Certificate of entry – independently or through an agent – https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/
Take out medical insurance covering all medical treatment costs, including asymptomatic COVID-19, in the amount of at least US $ 100,000 for the entire stay in Thailand. You can purchase it on the website http://covid19.tgia.org/;
Book and pay for a hotel in Phuket and Samui with the SHA + prefix for 14 days, if the traveler does not provide tickets for departure from Phuket (to another country) earlier than 14 days.
Get the booking number from the hotel / villa, you will need it in the future.
Pay and attach a ticket for PCR tests (now you need to book and pay for them yourself) – https://www.thailandpsas.com/
The cost of tests is 8,000 baht per person (3 tests) – 18,000 rubles.
“You can come and relax for 5-7 days according to this program, be sure to attach tickets with an early date of departure from Phuket! Not through Bangkok.”
We select the SHA + villa individually – at your request.
IF YOU ARE WITHOUT A VACCINE or your vaccine is not on the approved list.
Then you have one road – quarantine in Bangkok, Pattaya or Phuket.
List of hotels in Bangkok – https://asq.in.th/. https://thaiest.com/blog/list-of-alternative-state-quarantine-asq-hotels-thailand
In Phuket – https://thaiest.com/blog/phuket-alternative-local-state-quarantine-alsq-hotels
The rest of the algorithm is similar. It is necessary to request COE, issue insurance, pay for the hotel (contact the hotel, book directly not through the usual portals).
For whom this option is suitable – for those who wish to come for several winter months.
In this case, you must apply for a visa in advance.
At every stage, we provide full support, fill out and receive all the documents.