TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tourists from Taiwan who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 for at least 14 days can travel to Phuket, Thailand, without a quarantine beginning July 1, following the announcement of the “Phuket Sandbox” program approved by Thailand’s cabinet on Tuesday (June 22).
According to the rules of the program, international tourists from low- and medium-risk countries who have been fully vaccinated for 14 days and had been in their respective countries for 21 days will be able to enter Phuket without having to undergo a quarantine.
As of June 16, Taiwan was on the low-risk list, which is updated every two weeks by Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health.
International tourists must have been vaccinated with jabs certified by the Thai government or the World Health Organization (WHO) in order to be eligible. Currently, the Thai government has certified the AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sinovac, and Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines.
International tourists must also show proof of a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours before their arrival. In addition, they must reserve an SHA-certified hotel and purchase insurance with a premium of up to US$100,000 before they can apply to enter Thailand, which they can do via this site.
If tourists would like to travel to other destinations in Thailand, they must stay in Phuket for 14 days and get tested on the sixth and 13th days.