Frequently Asked Questions

Phuket Sandbox: Frequently Asked Questions – Almurishidi Medical Agency is here to assist you for all the requirements needed to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for Phuket SandBox?

1- Vaccine Certificate/proof of vaccination
2- ThailandPlus alert application on mobile phone
3- RT-PCR test before arrival and during your stay in Phuket
4- COVID-19 Insurance
5- Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by Thai Embassy/Consulate
6- Stay at SHA+ Hotel in Phuket
7- Pre-paid RT-PCR COVID 19 tests in Phuket
***Full vaccination at least 14 days prior to your departure to Thailand and not more than 12 months.

What are the requirements for COE?

Certificate of Entry (COE) is a mandatory official document issued to Thai and Non-Thai nationals who are permitted to enter Thailand.

It confirms that you meet the entry requirements as set by the Thai government and you are accepted to enter Thailand.
The required documents for the COE:
1- Hotel booking
2- Payment confirmation to hotel
3- SHABA Certificate
4- PCR test payment confirmation
5- Vaccination certificate
6- Vaccination card
7- ID card
8- Passport
9- Insurance
10- Flight ticket

Do I need COVID-19 Insurance?

Yes, With the new wave of COVID-19 in Thailand, COVID-19 Insurance is a mandatory requirement for travelers.

It acts as another level of security to ensure that you can cover all costs in case you are diagnosed with COVID-19 during your stay in Thailand.

It covers you for a minimum of $100,000 policy and it must cover the duration of your stay in Thailand.

Will it be mandatory to stay in SHA+ hotels only? Can we stay in a friend’s house or our own condo?

No, you can only stay in SHA+ accommodation only for the first 7 nights before you can stay in private accommodation.

Would other people be allowed to visit the traveler during the initial 7-night stay?

Yes, if that person is fully vaccinated or if that person comes from Bangkok, that person must follow Phuket entry requirements for domestic travelers such as having RT-PCR COVID 19 test before traveling to Phuket.

If one wants to go out to a restaurant or a bar in the evening, do you need a guide?

No, you can move around Phuket freely. However, if you want to do other touristic activities, it is advisable to book it through an accredited SHA+ tour operator.

Do travelers still need to apply for the Certificate of Entry?

Yes, anybody traveling to Thailand is still required to obtain a Certificate of Entry (or visa applicable) from the Thai Embassy or Consulate. The process will take at least 5 up to 15 business days.

Do travelers have to stay in the same SHA+ hotel for the full 7 days required on arrival or is it possible to move between several hotels?

Travelers can swap between hotels if they want to, but the hotel must be SHA+ accredited as well. You must stay for at least 7 nights in your first SHA+ hotel before you can move to another SHA+ hotel.

The COVID tests, will that be in the hotel or hospital?

It will be in your hotel and you must pay the COVID 19 tests before applying for COE.

For the Covid-19 Thailand update as of today, please click here.

For more details and inquiries about Phuket Sandbox, please contact us:

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