Surat Thani eases COVID-19 screening for domestic travel to Ko Samui from 15 October

Bangkok, 15 October 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an update that Surat Thani province has eased entry screening for domestic arrivals from the dark-red and red zone provinces to Ko Samui, effective from 15 October 2021.

Travelers from the two zones are required to show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Vaccinated travelers must have proof that they have been vaccinated at least 7 days before arrival with 2 doses of the Sinovac, Sinopharm, or Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, or 21 days before arrival with 1 dose of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 for less than 90 days must have proof issued by a relevant medical facility.

Arrivals can also choose to show a negative COVID-19 test by an RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test no more than 7 days from the test date.

Children aged not older than 6 years or children aged 7-12 years traveling with parents or guardians are exempt from the above requirement.

All domestic arrivals are required to follow the COVID-19 prevention guidelines issued by Surat Thani province.

International tourists under the Samui Plus Sandbox program

Fully vaccinated international visitors under the Samui Plus Sandbox program can still enter and exit Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao per the existing rules and regulations.

The preceding was a press release from the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

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