LATEST BREAKING NEWS – As Of July 1st 2022 Thailand Pass Is Abolished.

Travellers from across the world can enter Thailand whether they are vaccinated or not as long as they have proof of there vaccination or a negative ATK test. There is no need to apply online, these documents will be checked at the airport.
More details in the video below:

BREAKING NEWS – Thailand Pass Changes From Approval System To Registration System – Updated 21st May 2022

The latest meeting of the CCSA saw an announcement that entry restrictions into Phuket, Thailand have been eased again. Instead of needing approval to enter Thailand, the Thailand Pass system has changed to purely a registration system.
Full details below:

BREAKING NEWS – CCSA Meeting Adjusts Rules For Entry Into Thailand, Phuket – March 2022 Latest Update

The CCSA held a recent meeting where they talked about the relaxation of rules for entry into Thailand starting 1st April. The relaxation was aimed at stimulating further tourism to locations such as Phuket.
The insurance requirement for passengers has decreased as has the need for RT-PCR tests. Find out all the details here:

BREAKING NEWS – March 2022 – Test And Go Rules Adjusted, A Stolen Chicken And The Importance Of Emergency Food Relief Right Now

BREAKING NEWSFebruary 2022 – Test And Go Restarted, Crocodiles At Bangtao Beach and A New Water Park

BREAKING NEWSJanuary 2022 Updated Sandbox Information 

With Thailand making another change to the rules for entry into Phuket, Shaun has provided a full video update of how you can enter Phuket and Thailand. In short the Test and Go Scheme will be re-activated from 1st February 2022. You can see the full update in the video below:

If you would like to read further details you can see it at the link here:
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the changing nature of Thailands entry rules we have left below previous updates for your records and information purposes. The current videos and links above do provide the most recent news.

BREAKING NEWSJanuary 1st 2022 Update Below:

Thailand Sandbox Update

BREAKING NEWS – Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Surat Thani Sandbox open.
From 11 January 2022, fully vaccinated international travellers are been able to enter Phuket under the Thailand Sandbox programme (in addition, Sandbox schemes are in place in Krabi, Phang Nga, and Surat Thani). Please note that the Test & Go entry scheme has been placed on hold and is not currently available (if you applied previously and received your pre-approved QR code, you can still use this for Test & Go, but please check for updates at the Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom prior to travelling).

Two Entry Schemes Available

  1. Sandbox Programme
  2. Alternative Quarantine

Please note that the Test & Go scheme has been paused.

Phuket Sandbox Programme

Eligible countries
All countries/territories
Points of Entry For Phuket
By air, directly into Phuket International Airport (not via Bangkok for example)
Eligible Sandbox Destinations within Thailand
Phuket, Krabi, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand
TAT has full and up to date information on their website, please check for regular news releases.

Duration of Stay?

Under the Phuket Sandbox Programme, there is a minimum of 7 nights in Phuket before you can onwards fly to another non-Sandbox area. However, if you wish to leave Thailand and return home you can do this before the 7 days period.

Current Phuket Situation

Although Phuket is open to travellers, this is within the Sandbox Programme rules. You can enjoy the beach, some great island tours, and restaurants and bars are open, but with some restrictions. Some requirements are set out below, (*please note this is subject to change):

  • Sandbox rules apply so you need to fly directly into Phuket, (not transit in Bangkok for example)
  • You are required to spend 7 days in a TAT SHA Plus approved hotel
  • Please note that only TAT SHA Plus approved transport and companies should be used (5 Star Marine are TAT SHA Plus approved, read more here)
  • Bars serving alcohol are open, but the current closing time is 9pm
  • Test & Go is paused currently (please note that if you already applied previously and have your pre-approved QR code, you can still currently use this for Test & Go arrivals – this is likely to change after 15th January, plus is invalid if you change dates).

Tours from Phuket

Travel to the islands surrounding Phuket remains open, which is great news for everyone. This means that if you are in the Phuket Sandbox, 5 Star Marine can organise a single transfer for you to allow you to get out to another province for a day trip, such as Phi Phi, Hong Krabi or Phang Nga Bay to explore James Bond Island, to name just a few.

You can also onwards fly from Phuket to Ko Samui or Ko Tao for example, and visit there using the sealed route transfers that are available. If you wanted to do a day trip to Phi Phi or even stay overnight, you can do so using a TAT SHA Plus transport provider such as ourselves. Get in touch to book your tour.

Where Can You Tour?

You can explore with our TAT SHA Plus approved private speedboats from day 2 of your Phuket Sandbox stay, when you receive the 1st negative PCR test result. With so many destinations on offer, where will your adventure take you?

Inspiration Whilst in Phuket

If you are looking for inspiration on what to do whilst in Phuket, check out Jay as he explores family friendly fun at the Phuket Aquarium, visits the Monkeys and so much more:


Phuket continues to see a relaxation in the opening and operations of businesses and restaurants. So, tourists are fully able to enjoy a holiday sunset drink on the beach, or enjoy some drinks with a meal at one of our top international or Thai restaurants.

Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha signed the announcement published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 30 October, 2021, that adjusted colour-zoning for different provinces and further relaxed COVID-19 controls up and down the country, particularly in the 4 ‘Blue Zone’ provinces – Bangkok, Krabi, Phang-Nga, and Phuket.

This means that ‘new normal’ operations can take place with all shopping venues, convenience stores, markets, cinemas and theatres, sports venues, hair salons and barbershops, massage and spa shops, beauty and aesthetic clinics, and tattoo shops all open for business as usual also.

Explore The Islands

As we are now in our high (dry) season, this is the best time to get out on a once in a lifetime VIP private speedboat experience, we are happy to help organise this for you. With so many beautiful islands waiting to be explored, why not get some inspiration from our Destinations or watch the video below to see more:

Watch the video here to find out more about just some of the incredible destinations you can visit:

* Disclaimer – All information is subject to change but is deemed correct at the time of going online

Last Updated 12:28:35 / 25th January 2022

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