Following the smooth launch of the Phuket Sandbox programme on 1 July, Koh Samui re-opened to foreign travellers on 15 July under the Samui Plus programme. Applications for the Certificate of Entry (COE) under the Samui Plus programme officially opened for vaccinated travellers on Monday, 12 July.
The Samui Plus plan also covers the neighbouring islands of Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. Visitors are required to stay in an ASQ hotel in Koh Samui for seven days before being able to move to the other two islands on day eight. After a complete two week stay in designated areas, travellers with a negative result will be free to travel to other provinces nationwide.
Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s leading holiday destinations and has taken the necessary steps in getting ready to welcome back foreign tourists. Thailand’s third-largest island, Koh Samui has developed a wide selection of premium resorts and exceptional restaurants within a paradise-like setting.
The Samui Plus program is based on the Phuket Sandbox model. As of 3 August, 69% of Phuket’s population is fully vaccinated. A total of 15,169 visitors have arrived in Phuket with 317,416 room nights booked up until September.
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