Top News Thailand approves expansion of Sandbox scheme By TTG Asia / Posted on 18 August, 2021 16:26 Fully vaccinated foreign travellers to Phuket now have the option to spend the first seven days in the resort island, before travelling to the southern Thai provinces of Krabi, Phang Nga or Surat Thani for the next seven days. According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the Phuket Sandbox programme has received the green light from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to be upgraded as the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension, providing fully vaccinated international travellers with more options to visit multiple Thai destinations without the need to quarantine. Vaccinated international tourists can now choose to stay seven days in Phuket, before moving on to Krabi, Phang Nga, or Surat Thai Launched on August 16, the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension programme allows travellers to reduce the mandatory stay in Phuket from 14 to seven days, after which another seven nights can be spent in Krabi (Koh Phi Phi, Koh Ngai, and Railay), Phang Nga (Khao Lak and Koh Yao), or Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Ko Phangan, and Koh Tao). Under the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 extension programme, travellers looking to spend another seven nights outside of Phuket must obtain a Transfer Form issued by their hotel in Phuket indicating that they have stayed in Phuket for seven nights. They will be required to show the form along with the negative results of their two Covid-19 tests conducted on day 1 and day 6 or 7 during their stay in Phuket. Travelling from Phuket to the selected areas in Krabi, Phang Nga, or Surat Thai is available only via approved routes and modes of transport.