Phuket is gearing up to welcome foreign tourists when the island reopens on July 1 using Phuket Sandbox. Phuket Sandbox is a no-quarantine reopening policy for fully vaccinated tourists. Tourists who can show that they had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and tested negative 72 hours before their flight to Phuket can travel freely without quarantine.
Phuket Sandbox guidelines for fully vaccinated foreign tourists beginning July 1 are as follows:
Having Phuket the first province to remove quarantine for fully vaccinated foreign visitors is a welcome development for both foreign visitors and Thai residents who rely on tourism for a living. The tourism reintroduction is aimed at tourists from up to 28 countries worldwide and aims to generate an estimated 30 billion baht (or USD 955 million) in revenue from July to September 2021.