Phuket Sandbox Program and 7+7 Extension

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The government of Thailand reopens the country with no quarantine for travelers and tourists. Based on the Phuket Sandbox model, the southern island province (Phuket) is the pioneer tourist destination that reopened for fully vaccinated guests against the coronavirus.

What Is Exactly a Phuket Sandbox?


Phuket Sandbox is a new model that enables vaccinated guests and visitors to visit Thailand without undergoing quarantine. The program started on July 1, 2021, before borders will be reopened. Phuket is the first province in Thailand of this sandbox model, and visitors going to the island will no longer need to undergo quarantine.

Phuket Sandbox Regulations

Phuket Sandbox has been formally confirmed and issued in the Royal Gazette on June 29, 2021. Tourists who are fully vaccinated have to stay no less than fourteen nights in Phuket if they like to visit other places in Thailand. You must stay in Phuket for fourteen days and obtain negative test results prior to going to other places.

Who are Qualified for Phuket Sandbox?

Vaccinated visitors aged eighteen and above traveling from medium or low-risk destinations of Corona Virus have to be vaccinated for over fourteen days prior to the departure date and can give a vaccination card or certificate.


Kids below 18 years old traveling with guardians or parents should have a medical certificate with a lab result by an RT-PRC scheme, showing COVID-19 is indicated no more than two days before the travel date.


Foreigners and Thais traveling from medium or low-risk destinations are qualified to partake in Phuket Sandbox.

Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension

The TAT or Tourism Authority of Thailand recently announced that the Phuket Sandbox plan had obtained a consent from the CCSA or Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to be advanced as the 7+7 Extension offering totally vaccinated travelers or visitors from all parts of the world with more choices to go to various places in Thailand without undergoing a quarantine.


Starting from August 16, 2021, this new program enabled eligible international visitors and travelers to lessen the required stay on the island of Phuket from fourteen days to seven days only; after that, additional seven nights are permitted in Samui Plus – Ko Samui, Ko Ngai, Railay, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Yao or Khao Lak, Ko Tao, as well as Ko Pha-ngan.


The current entry measures put in place for the Phuket Sandbox plan remain the same or unchanged for the 7+7 Extension. On the other hand, visitors who have a plan of spending another seven nights outside the island of Phuket should get a Transfer Form given by the hotel accommodation in Phuket, showing that they stayed on the island for seven nights that they will require to show along with the negative test results of the two COVID-19 tests, performed on day zero and day six and seven in the island of Phuket.


Traveling from the island of Phuket to the chosen places in Krabi, Surat, or Phang-Nga Thais is just available via approved ways and modes of transport.

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