Thailand reopens Pattaya and Ko Chang in February

White Sand Beach in Koh Chang

White Sand Beach in Koh Chang, Thailand. Image: Aapo Haapanen.

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved the resumption of the Quarantine Exemption entry scheme, TEST & GO, the reopening of the Pattaya and Ko Chang Sandbox destinations.

It has also approved the reintroduction of the Sandbox Extension Program effective February 1, 2022, from 09.00 AM Thailand time.

As of February 1, fully vaccinated travelers from any country in the world can apply for a Test & Go Thailand Pass up to 60 days in advance.

While existing rules under the scheme remain unchanged, the Covid-19 Situation Center in Thailand approved additional requirements to ensure strict pandemic precautions.

All new Test & Go applications must submit proof of prepayment for 2 separate nights’ accommodation in government approved hotels such as SHA Extra Plus (SHA++), AQ, OQ or AHQ on day 1 and day 5, and the cost of 2 RT-PCR tests on day 1 and day 5.

Day 1 prepayment must include lodging, one test and an arranged transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Also effective February 1, 2022, the CCSA approved the reopening of Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Si Chang and Sattahip, only Na Jomtien and Bang Saray, in Chon Buri and Ko Chang in Trat as Sandbox destinations.

Thailand News (TN)

Leave a Reply