The ‘Samui Plus’ programme covers specific areas and routes in Surat Thani province’s 3 islands of Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao.
Measures to enter Thailand for Thais and non-Thai nationals
- Travellers are advised to avoid at-risk areas or crowded places no less than 14 days before their travel date.
- Travellers must travel from countries/territories approved by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), and must have been in the said countries for no less than 21 days before their travel date – except Thai nationals and foreign expatriates returning from overseas. They must register their travel via the designated system or website, and have the following documents:
- A Certificate of Entry (COE);
- A medical certificate with a laboratory result by an RT-PRC method indicating that COVID-19 is not detected no more than 72 hours before their travel date;
- Copy of an insurance policy in English covering healthcare and treatment expenses for COVID-19 per applicant for the whole duration in Thailand with coverage clearly identified as no less than US$100,000;
- Copy of the payment confirmation for no less than 14 nights stay and RT-PCR tests at hotels approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports, or the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT);
- In the case that the length of stay is less than 14 days, travellers must present a confirmed flight ticket out of Thailand and payment confirmation for accommodation and RT-PCR tests at hotels that cover their intended duration of stay;
- A certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or the World Health Organisation (WHO) no less than 14 days before their travel date;
- Travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with their parents or guardians, must have a medical certificate with a laboratory result by an RT-PRC method indicating that COVID-19 is not detected no more than 72 hours before their travel date.
- Travellers must undergo exit screening before departure.
- Entry screening and Immigration and Customs procedures:
- Travellers on direct international flights to the designated pilot destination are subject to health screening and Immigration procedures at the point of entry.
- Travellers on non-direct international flights, with connecting domestic flight to the designated pilot destination, are subject to health screening and Immigration procedures twice: at the point of entry and at the final destination.
- Download and install an alert application, as well as set the application on at all times for the whole duration in Thailand.
- Proceed directly to the reserved hotel on the approved airport transfer service.
- 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.
- Taking additional RT-PCR tests as per the following requirements:
- Travellers with the length of stay less than 7 days are required to take another test on Day 6 or 7, or as per the MoPH’s guidelines.
- Travellers with the length of stays between 10-14 days are required to take the second test on Day 6 or 7 and the third test on Day 12 or 13, or as per the MoPH’s guidelines.
- 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 tested negative for COVID-19, travellers can go anywhere in the designated pilot destination/s under the respective destination’s health and safety rules.
- Travellers with an intended length of stay less than 14 days must leave Thailand immediately on an international flight to another country on or before their intended departure date.
- Travellers who have completed 14 nights in the designated pilot destination/s will be allowed to continue their journey to other Thai destinations.
International / Domestic Departure
- For travelling from the designated pilot destination/s to other countries, travellers are advised to follow the guidelines and measures announced by the respective country of their destination.
- For travelling from the designated pilot destination/s to other Thai destinations, travellers are required to show proof that they have completed a 14-night stay accommodation along with other required documentation per the guidelines and measures announced by the respective destinations.
Credit info Tourism authority of Thailand TATnews