Phuket Sandbox

Have you been waiting to travel to Thailand, but COVID-19 keeps getting in the way? With COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, the thought of travelling can be overwhelming. Well, thanks to the Phuket Sandbox program, you can get ready to book your next flight to Thailand without the worry of having to quarantine. So you can now get ready to have the adventure of a lifetime with the Phuket Sandbox program.

 

In this article, we will highlight everything that you need to know about the Phuket Sandbox program, including how the programs, the requirements of the program, and a list of a few sandbox hotels. 

What is the Phuket Sandbox Progam?

After COVID-19, there has been a decrease in the number of tourists visiting Thailand, which is why The Phuket Sandbox program was created in an effort to resume tourism. The Phuket Sandbox program allows foreigners to visit Thailand with no quarantine required. However, there are specific requirements that foreigners will have to meet to visit the country with this program. 

 

Tourists visiting Thailand with this program are required to stay a minimum of seven nights at one of the Sandbox hotels. These tourists will have to be at least 18 years old and will have to have been vaccinated. Other requirements of this program in

What are the Requirements of Phuket Sandbox?

Here is a list of the requirements for all tourists who plan on visiting Thailand through the Phuket Sandbox program:

  1. Proof of Vaccination

All tourists will need to be vaccinated a minimum of 14 days before visiting Thailand with the Phuket Sandbox programs. Tourists will be required to carry proof of vaccination, including a vaccination certificate, in order to be eligible for this program. 

  1. RT-PCR COVID-19 Tests

 

The Phuket Sandbox program requires a total of two RT-PCR COVID-19 tests to be done. The first test will need to be done before your trip to Thailand, and as long as your test results are negative, you will be able to continue with the trip. 

 

The second RT-PCR COVID-19 will need to be done before you leave Thailand to return to your home country. This test will need to be booked and prepaid for this test via the official Phuket Sandbox system. Once you have prepaid for your test before you leave Thailand, you can visit one of the Sandbox testing centres. 

  1. Thailand Pass

A Thailand Pass will be required for all tourists visiting Thailand via this program. The Thailand Pass system generates a digital certificate of energy to approve visitors to enter Thailand. In order to get your Thailand Pass, you will be required to fill out health information and submit the COVID-19 requested information. You can go ahead and apply for your Thailand Pass via their official system by yourself before your trip. You can also get Thailand Pass assistance.

  1. COVID-19 Travel Insurance 

While COVID-19 Travel Insurance is a must travel with the Phuket Sandbox program, anyone who is planning on travelling right now should think about getting COVID  insurance. COVID-19 insurance covers many COVID-19 related costs, including quarantine, COVID tests, medical expenses, and life insurance. However, it is essential to keep in mind that any additional costs that will not be covered under this insurance plan will need to be covered by the traveller.

  1. Booked reservation to stay at SHA+ Hotels

The final requirement when staying in Thailand with the Phuket Sandbox program is that you will be required to stay at one of the Sandbox Hotels. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of Sandbox Hotels to choose from. These include being committed to ensuring that they prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

These hotels have a SHA+ certification, and to get this certification, they had to follow specific requirements. These requirements included having all of their staff members be vaccinated, agreeing to follow the guidelines and safety protocol of travelling to the hotel, and prioritising cleanliness. 

Which Hotels are Sandbox Hotels?

Here is a list of just a few of the Sandbox Hotels that you can choose to stay at when you visit Thailand with the Phuket Sandbox program:

 

  • Grand Villa Luxury Time Phuket
  • Oceanfront Beach Resort and Spa
  • Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort and Villas
  • Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa
  • Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa
  • Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket
  • Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach Resort 
  • Banyan Tree Phuket
  • Deevana Paton Resort and Spa
  • Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Merlin Beach

COVID Testing Centers in Phuket

After a fantastic holiday, you will have to visit a COVID-19 swab testing centre to conduct your RT-PCR COVID-19 test, which you would have already prepaid for. However, finding a testing centre that you plan to visit before your trip will be a good idea. Here is a list of a few of the COVID-19 swab testing centres where you can get your RT-PCR COVID-19 tests done at:

 

  • Patong Hospital Swab Center 
  • Paton Swav Center (Vachira)
  • Phuket Town (Central Floresta) Swab Test Center 
  • Laguna Swab Test Center
  • Dibuk Swab Center
  • Karon Swab Center
  • Mobile Porto De Phuket
  • Wattanapat Hospital Ao Nang
  • Phang Nga Hospital 
  • Andaman Hub Medical Center

Summary

In conclusion, travellers can now return to Phuket, Thailand and have the adventure of their dreams by exploring this beautiful island. So if you are ready to visit with the Phuket Sandbox program, make sure to get vaccinated if you are not already. Then it is time to book your flight and follow the other requirements listed above to enjoy your trip with no quarantine required. 

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