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Phuket Tourism Sandbox Launches – Tourists Arrive Once More for Holidays

On 1st July 2021, the Phuket Tourism Sandbox initiative was launched in Thailand whereby vaccinated tourists from an “approved country” could enjoy holidays at this popular holiday destination sans mandatory quarantine; however, there were some conditions they had to follow as well. This included staying at an SHA Plus certified hotel or resort such as Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas for a minimum of 14 days.

During this time, at such a Phuket resort, guests must also undergo two RT-PCR tests (days 6-7 and 12-13) but are permitted to explore the island. Once the 14 days are completed, they can travel to other parts of the country. Also noteworthy is that before the launch of this initiative, the majority of the island’s residents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; additionally, all frontline workers in hotels, resorts, restaurants and other relevant sectors were fully vaccinated too.

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