Thailand extends Special Tourist Visa (STV) to 2022

Thailand extends Special Tourist Visa (STV) to 2022

Special Tourist Visa (STV) scheme that allows long term travelers to stay up to 270 days in Thailand has been extended for one more year. This regulation came into force on 1 October 2021 and is valid until 30 September 2022.

Phang Nga Sandbox: Rules & Requirements

Phang Nga Sandbox: Rules & Requirements

Following the success of Phuket Sandbox program, Phang-Nga province is now reopened under Phang Nga Sandbox (previously called Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension) and ready to welcome tourists. Phang Nga Sandbox is allowing vaccinated travelers to travel there after landing in Phuket Airport and stay in the area for at least 7 nights.

Koh Yao Yai Hotels for Phang Nga Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Yao Yai Hotels for Phang Nga Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Yao Yai in Phang Nga province in Southern Thailand is now open for international tourists under Phang Nga Sandbox (previously called Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension) which allows vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phang Nga province without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under Phang Nga Sandbox scheme and looking for a hotel in Koh Yao Yai? Find the list of Koh Yao Yai hotels with SHA Plus certificate.

Koh Yao Noi Hotels for Phang Nga Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Yao Noi Hotels for Phang Nga Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Yao Noi in Phang Nga province in Southern Thailand is now open for international tourists under Phang Nga Sandbox  (previously called Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension) which allows vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phang Nga province without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under Phang Nga Sandbox scheme and looking for a hotel in Koh Yao Noi? Find the list of Koh Yao Noi hotels with SHA Plus certificate.

Thailand resumes Visa on Arrival (VOA) in 2021

Thailand resumes Visa on Arrival (VOA) in 2021

In order to prevent and control the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Thai government have temporarily suspended Visa on Arrival for all countries since 13 March 2020. However, Thailand Visa on Arrival for travelers from selected countries resumed on 1 October 2021. The move comes as Thailand continues to reopen country to the foreign travelers.

How to Enter Phuket Sandbox with Visa on Arrival (VOA)

How to Enter Phuket Sandbox with Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Thailand began welcoming international visitors under the Sandbox Program. Those planning to enter Thailand via Phuket can also apply for Visa on Arrival (VOA) at Phuket International Airport (HKT) .

COE to be replaced by Thailand Pass

COE to be replaced by Thailand Pass

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just announced that the Certificate of Entry (COE) application process will be replaced with a simpler system called "Thailand Pass" effective 1 November 2021. 

Koh Ngai Hotels for Krabi Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Ngai Hotels for Krabi Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Ngai in Krabi is now open for international tourists under Krabi Sandbox (previously called Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension) which allows vaccinated travelers to vacation in Krabi province without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under Krabi Sandbox scheme and looking for a hotel in Koh Ngai? Find the list of Koh Ngai hotels with SHA Plus certificate.

Krabi Sandbox: Rules & Requirements

Krabi Sandbox: Rules & Requirements

Following the success of Phuket Sandbox program, Krabi province is now reopened under Krabi Sandbox (previously called Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension) and ready to welcome tourists. Krabi Sandbox is allowing vaccinated travelers to travel there after landing in Phuket Airport and stay in the area for at least 7 nights.

Thailand 4-Phase Reopening Plan: Blue Zone Areas

Thailand 4-Phase Reopening Plan: Blue Zone Areas

Thailand has a plan for reopening more pilot areas to welcome tourists. The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has announced a four-phase timeline to open tourism areas with few COVID-19 cases, so called “Blue Zone” areas, for getting ready to welcome back travelers.

Thailand Reduced Quarantine to 7-10 days from October 2021

Thailand Reduced Quarantine to 7-10 days from October 2021

For both foreigners and Thai travelers arriving to Thailand, the mandatory quarantine period has been reduced from 14 days to 7 days or 10 days according to the specified conditions starting from 1 October 2021. Reduction to 7 days is available for travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Phuket Sandbox Flights: International Flights to Phuket

Phuket Sandbox Flights: International Flights to Phuket

Several airlines are operating flights from major cities to Phuket International Airport (HKT) since Phuket reopened its doors to international tourists who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 without the mandatory quarantine under Phuket Sandbox scheme.

Samui Plus Sandbox Certificate of Entry (COE)

Samui Plus Sandbox Certificate of Entry (COE)

The Certificate of Entry or COE is a mandatory official document issued to Thai nationals and foreigners who are permitted to enter Thailand during COVID-19 pandemic. Since Samui Plus Sandbox program has been launched, the COE is also required to enter the resort island of Koh Samui in Surat Thani province without going through quarantine.

Phuket Sandbox Certificate of Entry (COE)

Phuket Sandbox Certificate of Entry (COE)

The Certificate of Entry or COE is a mandatory official document issued to Thai nationals and foreigners who are permitted to enter Thailand during COVID-19 pandemic. Since Phuket Sandbox program has been launched, the COE is also required to enter Phuket as it confirms that you meet the entry requirements set by the Thai government.

Khao Lak Sandbox: Rules & Requirements

Khao Lak Sandbox: Rules & Requirements

Following the success of Phuket Sandbox program, Khao Lak in Phang Nga province is now reopened under the Phuket Sandbox extension program. Khao Lak Sandbox is allowing vaccinated travelers to travel to Khao Lak after landing in Phuket Airport and stay in the area for at least 7 nights.

Avani+ Samui Resort - Samui SHA Plus Hotel

Avani+ Samui Resort - Samui SHA Plus Hotel

"Samui Plus Sandbox" travel program allows international travelers visit Koh Samui area. Under Samui Plus Sandbox, you will be required to stay at SHA Plus approved hotels, such as Avani+ Samui Resort, for at least 7 nights. The stay can be combined with other SHA Plus certified hotels on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao.

SHABA Confirmation for SHA Plus Hotels

SHABA Confirmation for SHA Plus Hotels

SHA Plus Booking Authentication System, also called SHABA, is a system used to confirm bookings for people entering Thailand under government conditions without quarantine. Tourists who have received the full-dose vaccine from low and medium risk countries can enter Thailand if they have a "SHA Plus" certified hotel confirmation, which is a document issued by the SHABA system.

Koh Tao Hotels: List of SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Tao

Koh Tao Hotels for Samui Plus Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Tao is part of Samui Plus Sandbox program which allows vaccinated travelers to vacation in Surat Thani province without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Koh Tao? Find the list of Koh Tao hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Samui Plus Sandbox.

Koh Phangan Hotels: List of SHA Plus Hotels in Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan Hotels for Samui Plus [SHA Plus]

Koh Phangan is part of Samui Plus Sandbox program which allows vaccinated travelers to vacation in Surat Thani province without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Koh Phangan? Find the list of Koh Phangan hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Samui Plus Sandbox.

Koh Phi Phi Hotels for Krabi Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Phi Phi Hotels for Krabi Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Koh Phi Phi in Krabi is now open for international tourists under Krabi Sandbox (previously called Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension) which allows vaccinated travelers to vacation in Krabi province without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under Krabi Sandbox scheme and looking for a hotel in Koh Phi Phi? Find the list of Koh Phi Phi hotels with SHA Plus certificate.