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Requirements for foreign tourists arriving on Samui from Thursday

Surat Thani on Tuesday issued Covid-19 rules for foreign travellers visiting three resort islands – Koh Samui, Koh Pha-ngan and Koh Tao – under the Samui+ Model.

From Thursday (July 15), foreigners will be allowed into Thailand via Samui International Airport provided:

• They avoid areas at risk of Covid-19 infection for at least 14 days.

• They come from a low- or medium-risk country based on criteria set by the Public Health Ministry. The traveller will have to prove they have stayed in the said country for at least 21 days before entering Surat Thani.

• They hold a certificate of entry (COE).

• They hold proof of a negative RT-PCR test taken at least 72 hours before departure.

• They hold an insurance policy with at least US$100,000 of cover for medical expenses for Covid-19 and other conditions during their entire stay in Thailand.

• They install the Mor Chana tracing application or other apps specified by district disease control centres.

• They stay in an Alternative Local Quarantine (ALQ) hotel in Koh Samui for seven days, after which they can stay in ALQ or SHA+ hotels in Koh Samui, Koh Pha-ngan or Koh Tao.

• They must undergo an RT-PCR Covid-19 test at least three times: On arrival at Samui Airport, on day six or seven, and on day 12 or 13. Children under six years old only have to undergo one RT-PCR test between the first and the seventh day of their stay.

Published : July 13, 2021

By : The Nation