Phuket Sandbox: Requirements, Rules & Hotels

Phuket Sandbox is a new model that allows travelers who are fully vaccinated to enter Thailand without quarantine starting from 1 July 2021. Vaccinated tourists will need to stay no less than 14 nights on the island if they want to travel elsewhere in the country.

Can I use Phuket Sandbox?

You can use Phuket Sandbox, if you are:

a) Over 18 years old and fully vaccinated for more than 14 days before departure date (children must travel with their parents/guardians)

b) Traveling from medium/low risk countries of SAR-CoV-2 virus and have been staying there for at least 21 days before entering Phuket

Phuket Sandbox Eligible Countries

What documents do I need for Phuket Sandbox?

For traveling to Thailand under Phuket Sandbox program you will need:

1) Passport with Thai visa / Passport of the country that is eligible for Thailand visa exemption

2) COVID-19 vaccination certificate (must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine)

3) Health insurance policy covering COVID-19 for no less than 100,000 USD during all your stay in Thailand (buy suitable insurance online here – AXA Sawasdee Thailand)

4) Booking of SHA Plus hotel(s) for at least 14 nights (or less if you fly abroad from Phuket earlier)

5) Proof of payment for COVID-19 Tests in Phuket (need to be purchased directly with your SHA Plus hotels)

6) Air ticket for direct international flight to Phuket

7) Certificate of Entry (COE) that will be issued once the above documents will be submitted

8) COVID-19 free certificate issued within 72 hours before departure to Thailand

For more details check Phuket Sandbox Plan


Despite of being vaccinated, you will have to take several COVID-19 tests in Phuket. In case of a positive COVID-19 test result, you will be hospitalized and responsible for all hospitalization costs. While most of insurance policies will cover your COVID-19 treatment if you get sick with symptoms, your stay at the hospital in Thailand might be not covered if your case will be asymptomatic as there's no "medical necessity" for you to be hospitalized. Make sure to get an insurance policy that would cover asymptomatic cases. AXA's Sawasdee Thailand is one of the best options that cover medical expenses regardless of the showing of symptoms.


What should I know about accommodation for Phuket Sandbox?

Several things you should note when choosing your accommodation for Phuket Sandbox:

1) You must stay at accommodations with SHA Plus certificate (the list: Phuket Sandbox hotels)

2) The required length of stay at SHA Plus hotel(s) is at least 14 nights

3) The first SHA Plus hotel must be booked for at least 7 nights

4) Up to 2 other SHA Plus hotels can be booked for remaining nights

5) All SHA Plus hotels must be booked in advance

6) For the stay less than 14 days you must present a confirmed flight ticket out of Thailand

7) Online booking systems such as Booking.com can be used for booking SHA Plus hotels

8) Hotels must enter your booking details into the SHA Plus Booking Authentication System (SHABA) and send you an official confirmation with SHABA ID and QR code

9) SHABA confirmation (or confirmations, if you booked more than one hotel for 14 nights) needs to be uploaded when applying for COE

Phuket Sandbox Hotels

We are constantly updating the list of Phuket SHA Plus hotels according to the official listing published by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Below you will find all our Phuket Sandbox related articles, including the lists of SHA Plus hotels on different beaches of Phuket, 5 star SHA Plus hotels, etc., that should make finding a suitable Phuket Sandbox hotel easier.

Phuket Sandbox Hotels: List of SHA Plus Hotels in Phuket

Phuket Sandbox Hotels: List of SHA Plus Hotels in Phuket

Incoming travelers from abroad, who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and willing to use Phuket Sandbox for entering Thailand without quarantine, are required to stay at hotels holding a SHA+ (SHA Plus) certificate. Here is the list of Phuket Sandbox hotels including all the hotels that have been certified as SHA Plus hotels in Phuket.

Phuket Sandbox: Trip to Thailand without Quarantine

Phuket Sandbox Plan: Thailand without Quarantine

Thai government reopens Thailand without quarantine for foreign tourists and travelers. According to the so-called "Phuket Sandbox" model, Phuket, the southern island province, is the first tourist destination to reopen for travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Patong Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Patong Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Patong Beach area? Find the list of Patong Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate, acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Kata Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Kata Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Kata Beach area? Find the list of Kata Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Karon Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Karon Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Karon Beach area? Find the list of Karon Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Rawai Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Rawai Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Rawai Beach area? Find the list of Rawai Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Bang Tao Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Bang Tao Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Bang Tao Beach area? Find the list of Bang Tao Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Kamala Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Kamala Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Kamala Beach area? Find the list of Kamala Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Phuket Town Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Town Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program allowing vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Phuket Town area? Find the list of Phuket Town hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Best 5 Star Hotels in Phuket - SHA Plus Certified

Best 5 Star Hotels in Phuket - SHA Plus Certified

Phuket is the first destination in Thailand to welcome international tourists with no quarantine restrictions via "Phuket Sandbox" scheme. If you are looking for luxury to spend 14 nights, find the selection of the best Phuket 5-star hotels that are SHA Plus certified and acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Phuket Beachfront Resorts with SHA Plus Certificate

Phuket Beachfront Resorts with SHA Plus Certificate

Phuket is the first destination in Thailand to welcome international tourists with no quarantine restrictions via "Phuket Sandbox" scheme. If you are looking to spend 14 nights at the resort by the sea, find a selection of Phuket beachfront resorts with SHA Plus certificate, acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Mai Khao Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Mai Khao Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Mai Khao Beach area? Find the list of Mai Khao Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Nai Yang Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Nai Yang Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Nai Yang Beach area? Find the list of Nai Yang Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Panwa Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Panwa Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Panwa Beach area? Find the list of Panwa Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Surin Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Surin Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Surin Beach area? Find the list of Surin Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Chalong Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Chalong Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program allowing vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Chalong area? Find the list of Chalong hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Cheap Hotels in Phuket - SHA Plus Certified

Cheap Hotels in Phuket - SHA Plus Certified

Phuket is the first destination in Thailand to welcome international tourists with no quarantine restrictions via "Phuket Sandbox" scheme. If you are looking for a budget-friendly accommodation for 14 nights, find a selection of Cheap Hotels in Phuket that are SHA Plus certified and acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Nai Harn Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Nai Harn Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program allowing vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Nai Harn Beach area? Find the list of Nai Harn Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.

Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Other Areas [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox Hotels in Other Areas [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program that will allow vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in less popular area of Phuket? Find the list of Phuket Sandbox hotels in nearby islands, secluded beaches and local towns. 

Nai Thon Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Nai Thon Beach Hotels for Phuket Sandbox [SHA Plus]

Phuket Sandbox is a program allowing vaccinated travelers to vacation in Phuket without quarantine on arrival. Planning to enter Thailand under this scheme and looking for a hotel in Nai Thon Beach area? Find the list of Nai Thon Beach hotels with SHA Plus certificate that are acceptable for Phuket Sandbox.