For the first time in 15 months, one of the most popular resort islands in Thailand, Phuket, allows vaccinated travelers to enter the area without any quarantine requirements, from a list of 67 pre-approved countries, including the United States by the first day of July.
Travelers of the so-called “Phuket Sandbox” program must have registered their desire to travel with the Thai government and receive a Certificate of Entry (COE). Travelers also need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result proof issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
Authorities of Thailand also require individual travelers to purchase health insurance that covers more than $100,000 medical coverage, including COVID-19. They also need to carry their vaccination cards issued at least 14 days before departure.
Stays are allowed up to 14 nights, and travelers must go under testing procedure 3 times every 14 days. Travelers also must download a contact tracing app for the duration of their stay. Besides, travelers need to have face masks, and social distancing is still a must.
The vaccination rate in Thailand is very low, and only 4 percent of the population are fully vaccinated, and 6.91 million people have taken at least their first dose of vaccine. In the last 40 days, the COVID-19 positive cases have doubled in Thailand.
You can read all requirements you need for traveling to Phuket in Entry Thailand.