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Phuket Sandbox Starts July 1

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Phuket Sandbox Starts July 1

The Tourism Authority Of Thailand released a statement today confirming the Phuket Sandbox will go ahead as planned from July 1.

On March 26. 2021, the Center for Economic Situation Administration chaired by Prime Minister approved the plan submitted by the TAT to open Phuket Province to international visitors who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and who have tested negative upon arrival in the province.

The approved plan stipulates that there would be no quarantine for international visitors who must remain in Phuket for at least 7 nights before travelling elsewhere.

The plan is aimed at accelerating the revival of the country’s tourism industry and paving the way for the reopening of other tourist destinations within Thailand.

TAT reaffirmed the plan is on schedule and Phuket will open to international visitors under the proposed. conditions. TAT is committed to working with our tourism industry partners to ensure the smooth and successful opening of the island.

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‘Thailand Pass’ Scheme Dropped From Today

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Thailand Pass Scheme Dropped From Today

The Thailand Pass registration scheme and the US$10,000 health insurance requirement for foreign visitors have officially been dropped, effective 1st July 2022.

From today, foreign nationals are only required to show proof of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel.

These can either be in print or digital format.

Random checks will be made on arrivals at international airports and land border checkpoints bringing an end to congestion and lengthy queues.

With the removal of all the hurdles and entry to Thailand returning to pre-covid normal, it is hoped arrivals will increase over the coming months bringing back those much needed tourist dollars.

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Two Dry Days In July Coming Up

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Two Dry Days In July Coming Up

The entertainment industry is set to take two days off this month in respect of Asalha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa Day.

It will be lights out across the land on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th with exact timings determined by local police districts who will issue notices either in a timely manner as some do or 20 minutes before closing.

Of course, it’s not just the nightlife industry affected by the Buddhist holiday, there will be no alcohol on sale at your local 7-Eleven either for 48 hours, so plan ahead.

Friday 15th is also a public holiday but booze will be back for the weekend.

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