Welcome to Phuket!

Instructions for day trips

Updated instructions for day trips:

  1. We require the following details when booking:
    - Full name, date of birth and passport or ID card number
    - Covid vaccination certificate or
    - Negative RT-PCR test or
    - Negative antigen rapid test up to a maximum of 7 days old.

Travelling to Phuket

1.5. from now on, people traveling to Thailand who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to take tests or book a quarantine hotel. Test & Go is now history. For now, however, you still need to apply for a Thailand Passport, as Thailand wants to check the validity of your vaccination and your insurance. According to current plans, the Thailand Pass may be discontinued in June.

Incoming passengers are now divided into two groups: vaccinated and non-vaccinated.

The information below is based on existing updated information on May 1, 2022. Please note that the information is subject to change at any time without notice and we are not responsible for any errors in our information. Please check with the Thai Embassy and / or local authorities for the latest information. Completely unvaccinated travellers are allowed to enter Thailand through quarantine. Currently, the length of quarantine is 5 days.

Vaccinated passengers (from 1.5.)

  1. You must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the Thai FDA.

    ** Passengers between the ages of 5 and 17 traveling to Thailand without a guardian must have been vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine. Vaccination must be given at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand. Minor children traveling with a parent are exempt from this requirement.

    ** Passengers with a history of COVID-19 infection who have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine after infection must have a medical certificate for recovery from COVID-19 infection.

  2. You must have insurance to cover the cost of the corona for at least 10,000 USD.

    Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.

Passengers from many countries are allowed to travel to Thailand for a holiday without a visa (Visa Exemption) if the trip lasts less than 60 days. In this case, you will receive a 30-day residence permit stamp in your passport upon arrival at the airport. From your local Immigration office, you can apply for extra time to stay for 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 30 days of stay in the country. Please check if You are allowed for visa exemption arrival from Your embassy.

If you are planning a visit to Thailand for more than 60 days, you should apply for a 60-day tourist visa (TR) from the Thai Embassy in You country before your trip. The length of the tourist visa is 60 days and you can apply for extra time for a stay of 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 60 days of stay in the country are completed.

If your trip lasts more than 90 days, or you come to Thailand other than on holiday, we recommend that you contact your local embassy to find out the required visa.

  1. Book flights.

  2. Register for Thailand Pass here: https://tp.consular.go.th/

    Submit the necessary documents there, which are:

    -Passport
    -Vaccination certificate (EU vaccination certificate 2/2 is sufficient to certify both vaccines)
    -Insurance certificate
    -Copy of Thai Visa (if required)

    And if approved, you will receive an email of your QR Entry Code or Thailand Pass ID which you will use upon entering Thailand. 
    Thailand Pass processing time is about 3-5 days, it is recommended to apply 7 days before the start of the trip.

  3. Pack your bag and continue dreaming about starting your vacation!
  1. Have all your documents in both digital and printed forms prepared for travel.
  1. Entry screening and Immigration and Customs procedures:

    -Passengers arriving at the international airport on direct flights will be subjected to a medical check-up and immigration and customs procedures at the point of arrival. 

    Thereafter, the passenger is free to travel within Thailand without restrictions.
  1. 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 – alert application.

  2. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and in any vehicle with two or more people travelling. (No need to wear the mask for sports or on the beach)

Passengers between the ages of 5 and 17 traveling to Thailand without a guardian must have been vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine. Vaccination must be given at least 14 days before traveling to Thailand.

Minor children traveling with a parent are exempt from the vaccination requirement.

  1. Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done.

  2. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

  3. In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated passengers (from 1.5.)

  1. From the beginning of May, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers will also have easier access to Thailand.

    Passengers who have had a COVID-19 infection and who have received at least one dose of an approved vaccine after infection must have a medical certificate for recovery from COVID-19 infection.

  2. You must have insurance to cover the cost of the corona for at least 10,000 USD.

    Thais and foreign expatriates under Thailand’s national healthcare coverage are exempt from this requirement.

  1. Proof of prepaid 5 night quarantine in a hotel / hotels approved by the government; such as SHA Extra Plus (SHA ++) or AQ Accommodation.

  2. Proof of advance payment for one RT-PCR COVID-19 test. Thais do not have to pay for the test in advance.

  3. Certificate of COVID-19 health insurance covering the cost for at least 10,000 USD.

Passengers from many countries are allowed to travel to Thailand for a holiday without a visa (Visa Exemption) if the trip lasts less than 60 days. In this case, you will receive a 30-day residence permit stamp in your passport upon arrival at the airport. From your local Immigration office, you can apply for extra time to stay for 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 30 days of stay in the country. Please check if You are allowed for visa exemption arrival from Your embassy.

If you are planning a visit to Thailand for more than 60 days, you should apply for a 60-day tourist visa (TR) from the Thai Embassy in You country before your trip. The length of the tourist visa is 60 days and you can apply for extra time for a stay of 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 60 days of stay in the country are completed.

If your trip lasts more than 90 days, or you come to Thailand other than on holiday, we recommend that you contact your local embassy to find out the required visa.

  1. Book flights.
    
  2. Book and pay for a minimum stay of five nights at SHA Extra + Hotel or AQ Accommodation. Check that the booking includes the required RT-PRC test. (Or book and pay for the test separately in advance.)

    ** Unvaccinated / partially vaccinated passengers who can download a negative RT-PCR certificate through Thailand Pass will be exempted from quarantine. The test must be taken within 72 hours before the trip. The exemption also applies to passengers under the age of 6 traveling with their parents.

  3. Register for Thailand Pass here: https://tp.consular.go.th/

    Submit the necessary documents there, which are:

    -Passport
    -Insurance certificate
    -Varausvahvistus SHA Extra+ hotellilta
    -Copy of Thai Visa (if required)
    -A copy of the RT-PCR test if you have a negative test result.

    And if approved, you will receive an email of your QR Entry Code or Thailand Pass ID which you will use upon entering Thailand. 
    Thailand Pass processing time is about 3-5 days, it is recommended to apply 7 days before the start of the trip.

  4. Pack your bag and continue dreaming about starting your vacation!
  1. Obtain any certificate of a negative RT-PCR test given no later than 72 hours before departure and upload the certificate to the Thailand Pass website. (If you haven't had that before) 

  2. Have all your documents in both digital and printed forms prepared for travel.
  1. Unvaccinated / not fully vaccinated passengers who have downloaded a certificate of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours through the Thailand Pass system are free to travel within Thailand without restrictions.

    Unvaccinated / partially vaccinated passengers arriving without a certificate must go through a five-day quarantine.

  2. Passengers arriving at the international airport on direct flights will be subjected to a medical examination and immigration and customs procedures at the point of arrival. A description of the procedures can be found here: Link to TAT webpage

  3. Proceed directly to the reserved hotel on approved airport transfer service.

  4. Go through the quarantine time and the COVID-19 test (RT-PCR method) at your own expense (payable in advance) according to the following requirements:

    - The first test is performed on days 4 or 5.

    -If the test is negative, the passenger is free to travel within Thailand without restrictions.

    -If passengers are found to be positive for COVID-19, they will be referred to certain healthcare facilities for the treatment required.

  1. 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 – alert application.

  2. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and in any vehicle with two or more people travelling. (No need to wear the mask for sports or on the beach)

Unvaccinated / partially vaccinated minors traveling with their guardians must be quarantined with their parents.

Children under 5 years of age can be tested for Covid-19 as a saliva test.

  1. Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done.

  2. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

  3. In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance.

Travelling to Phuket after 16.12.2021

The information below is based on existing information as of November 29, 2021. Please note that information is subject to change at any time without notice, and we are not responsible for any errors in our information. We ask that you provide the latest information from the Thai Embassy and / or local authorities.

As of December 16, 2021, Thailand classifies entry to Thailand in three different ways: 

Test & Go

Passengers from low risk countries after (No Sandbox)

The current 1-night waiting period in a hotel and a confirmed payment (for 1-night stay at SHA++ hotel, 1 RT-PCR test, and pre-arranged airport transfer) will no longer be required.

On arrival testing will be changed to an ATK method.

List of approved low risk countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Austria, United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong

  1. You must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the Thai FDA.
    ** See instructions for children below.

  2. Stay in approved country for at least 21 days before your travel date.

  3. Purchase COVID-19 health insurance of at least USD 50 000.

Passengers from many countries are allowed to travel to Thailand for a holiday without a visa (Visa Exemption) if the trip lasts less than 60 days. In this case, you will receive a 30-day residence permit stamp in your passport upon arrival at the airport. From your local Immigration office, you can apply for extra time to stay for 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 30 days of stay in the country. Please check if You are allowed for visa exemption arrival from Your embassy.

If you are planning a visit to Thailand for more than 60 days, you should apply for a 60-day tourist visa (TR) from the Thai Embassy in You country before your trip. The length of the tourist visa is 60 days and you can apply for extra time for a stay of 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 60 days of stay in the country are completed.

If your trip lasts more than 90 days, or you come to Thailand other than on holiday, we recommend that you contact your local embassy to find out the required visa.

  1. Book flights.

  2. Register for Thailand Pass here: https://tp.consular.go.th/

    Submit the necessary documents there, which are:

    -Passport
    -Vaccination certificate
    -Insurance certificate
    -Booking confirmation from SHA + hotel
    -Copy of Thai Visa (if required)

    And if approved, you will receive an email of your QR Entry Code or Thailand Pass ID which you will use upon entering Thailand. 
    Thailand Pass processing time is about 3-5 days, it is recommended to apply 7 days before the start of the trip.

    Please note that applications for persons traveling to the country after 16.12.2021 will be processed after 1.12.2021.

  3. Pack your bag and continue dreaming about starting your vacation!
  1. Obtain proof of negative RT-PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before arrival.

  2. Have all your documents in both digital and printed forms prepared for travel.
  1. Download and install an MorChana alert application, as well as set the application on at all times for the whole duration in Thailand.

  2. Entry screening and Immigration and Customs procedures:

    - Travellers on direct, non-stop flights to Phuket International Airport are subject to health screening and Immigration and Customs procedures at the point of entry. Click to see the Link to TAT webpage

  3. Proceed directly to the reserved hotel on approved airport transfer service.

  4. Undergo a COVID-19 test (ATK method) at own expense (includes to SHA Extra Plus hotel price) as per the following requirements:

    - Taking the first test upon arrival and await the test results in the accommodation.

    - In the case that travellers are tested positive for COVID-19, travellers will be referred to specified healthcare facilities for medical treatment, for which the expenses must be covered by the required insurance.

    If the test is negative, passengers can start their vacation normally.

  1. 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 – alert application.

  2. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and in any vehicle with two or more people travelling.

  3. A local or foreigner already staying in Thailand may join the passenger in the accommodation, provided that this person meets the hotel's requirements.

  4. It is mandatory that a ‘SHA Plus’ accommodation establishment is used in Phuket during first day. Residing in a private residence is not allowed for COVID-19 control purposes.

  5. If the tourist arrives in the country between 00.01-18.00, the date of arrival is counted as the first day. If the tourist arrives in the country between 18.01 and 00.00, the date of arrival is counted as day zero, and the counting starts from the next day.

Travellers under 6 years of age

Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have saliva test when entering to the Kingdom.

Travellers 6-11 years of age

Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling.

Travellers 12-17 years of age

Travellers 12-17 years of age, travelling with parents, are not required to be vaccinated but must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling. Those unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine and must have a negative RT-PCR test result.

  1. Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done.

  2. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

  3. In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance.

Sandbox

Travel from any country or territory in the world. after 16.12.2021

In addition to arrival by air, travellers will be allowed to enter by land (at Nong Khai’s border checkpoint, starting 24 December, 2021) and sea provided that they meet the vaccination and testing requirements.

The mandatory stay will be reduced to 5 days from the current 7 days within one of the Blue Zone Sandbox destinations. This also means a confirmed payment for 5 nights at SHA+ accommodation is required.

On arrival (the first) testing will continue to use the RT-PCR method, but the second testing by an ATK method will be done sooner on Day 4-5 from currently Day 6-7.

  1. You must be fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the WHO or the Thai FDA; unvaccinated persons under the age of 12 may travel to Thailand with vaccinated guardians.

  2. Purchase COVID-19 health insurance of at least USD 50 000.

Passengers from many countries are allowed to travel to Thailand for a holiday without a visa (Visa Exemption) if the trip lasts less than 60 days. In this case, you will receive a 30-day residence permit stamp in your passport upon arrival at the airport. From your local Immigration office, you can apply for extra time to stay for 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 30 days of stay in the country. Please check if You are allowed for visa exemption arrival from Your embassy.

If you are planning a visit to Thailand for more than 60 days, you should apply for a 60-day tourist visa (TR) from the Thai Embassy in You country before your trip. The length of the tourist visa is 60 days and you can apply for extra time for a stay of 30 days at a cost of 1900 thb before the first 60 days of stay in the country are completed.

If your trip lasts more than 90 days, or you come to Thailand other than on holiday, we recommend that you contact your local embassy to find out the required visa.

  1. Apply for prior approval for a Certificate of Entry (COE) here: https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/
  2. Wait for about 3 days to receive your COE Pre-approval; your status may be checked on the COE website.
  3. Book Your flight.
  4. Make Your booking at an SHA Plus-approved property (Phuket Sandbox booking).
  5. The property will request additional documents from you by email within 3 day (please reach out to them if they don’t contact you).
  6. Book Your sandbox swab tests here (Link to PSAS booking webpage)
  7. Go back to the COE website and upload the required documents within 15 days of receiving your COE Pre-approval.
  8. Wait for final COE approval to be sent to you, and then follow instructions to print your COE.

  1. Passport and valid visa (if needed)

  2. Vaccination certificate

  3. An insurance certificate stating that the insurance covers treatments related to the covid-19 of at least $ 50,000.

  4. Flight booking confirmation
.

  5. Booking confirmation in SHABA format at SHA Plus hotel(s)

  6. Payment confirmation for COVID-19 tests. (2 test during 7 days)
  1. Obtain proof of negative RT-PCR test issued no more than 72 hours before departure
. (if you are traveling from Finland through Sweden, the test must not be more than 48 hours old)

  2. Have all your documents in both digital and printed forms prepared for travel.
  1. Entry screening and Immigration and Customs procedures:

    - Travellers on direct, non-stop flights to Phuket International Airport are subject to health screening and Immigration and Customs procedures at the point of entry. Click to see the Link to TAT webpage

  2. Download and install an alert application, as well as set the application on at all times for the whole duration in Thailand.

  3. Proceed directly to the reserved hotel on approved airport transfer service.

  4. Undergo a COVID-19 test (RT-PCR method) at own expense as per the following requirements:

    - Taking the first test upon arrival and await the test results in the accommodation.

    – Toinen testi otetaan päivänä 4 tai 5.

    - In the case that travellers are tested positive for COVID-19, travellers will be referred to specified healthcare facilities for medical treatment, for which the expenses must be covered by the required insurance.

  5. If tested negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in Phuket.

  6. Travellers with an intended length of stay less than 5 days must leave Phuket (Thailand) immediately on an international flight to another country on or before their intended departure date.

  7. Travellers who have completed 5 nights in Phuket will be allowed to continue their journey to other Thai destinations.
    For travelling from Phuket to other Thai destinations, travellers are required to show proof that they have completed a 5-night stay accommodation along with other required documentation per the guidelines and measures announced by the respective destinations.
  1. 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 – alert application.

  2. Masks must be worn at all times in public areas and in any vehicle with two or more people travelling.

  3. Travellers are required to undergo additional COVID-19 tests, using an RT-PCR method during their stay as per the following requirements:

    - The second test is taken on day 6 or 7.

  4. A local or foreigner already staying in Thailand may join the passenger in the accommodation, provided that this person meets the hotel's requirements.

  5. It is mandatory that a ‘SHA Plus’ accommodation establishment is used in Phuket. Residing in a private residence is not allowed for COVID-19 control purposes.

  6. If the tourist arrives in the country between 00.01-18.00, the date of arrival is counted as the first day. If the tourist arrives in the country between 18.01 and 00.00, the date of arrival is counted as day zero, and the counting starts from the next day.

Travellers under 6 years of age

Travellers under 6 years of age, travelling with parents with a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling, are not required to have a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR test result and can have saliva test when entering to the Kingdom.

Travellers 6-11 years of age

Travellers 6-11 years of age, travelling with parents, must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling.

Travellers 12-17 years of age

Travellers 12-17 years of age, travelling with parents, are not required to be vaccinated but must have a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours before travelling. Those unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine and must have a negative RT-PCR test result.

  1. Any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms must immediately get a test done.

  2. If the person is travelling in a group, every person in the group must undergo a test.

  3. In the case a traveller tests positive for COVID-19 in Thailand, he/she will be responsible for the medical expenses, which must be covered by the required insurance.

Happy Quarantine Nationwide

Travel from any country or territory in the world. after 16.12.2021

Travellers will be able to entry Thailand at all points of entry.

If fully vaccinated, 5-day quarantine (currently 7 days); if unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, 10-day quarantine, and for the rest of the arrivals, a 14-day quarantine. This also means a confirmed payment for 5 nights or 10 nights at quarantine facilities is required.

Testing will continue to use the RT-PCR method for on arrival (Day 0-1), while the second testing will be done sooner on Day 4-5, or Day 8-9, or Day 12-13, depending on the length of the quarantine period.

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