Phuket Finally Reopened To Tourists On 1 July With A List Of Rules
I understand that we are currently in EMCO, but let’s stay positive and believe that one day we will be able to travel again, because Phuket has finally reopened to foreign tourists on 1 July to gradually reintroduce foreign tourism on the island. Doesn’t a getaway to a tropical island sound the best right now?
However, just like any other country, there are precautions and rules to follow to make the re-entry of foreign tourists as safe as possible. Here are the rules under the new initiative “Phuket Sandbox Scheme”:
Visitors must have a vaccination certificate with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Thai health authorities, taken no later than 14 days before arrival.
Visitors must produce a negative RT-PCR test, taken within 72 hours before departure.
Visitors must have a medical insurance policy of at least US$100,000 that covers their stay.
Visitors must have approval or a Certificate of Entry in order to enter the island.
Visitors staying for 14 nights have to produce proof of payment for their stay, including Covid-19 tests. Those staying less than 14 days must also show confirmed departure flights out of Thailand.
Visitors must show proof that they spend the preceding 21 days before arrival in a low-risk or medium-risk country.
Visitors have to undergo a mandatory Covid-19 screening and download ThailandPlus (contact tracing app) when arrived in Phuket.
Basically, it’s a whole lot of paper work and money. Also, I hate to break it to Malaysians but we aren’t on the list of low/ medium risk.