Samui PlusProgramme Surat Thani Province (Koh Samui, KohPhangan and Koh Tao) From 15thJuly 2021


A tourism-promotion scheme that allows fully vaccinated travelers to enter Surat Thani Province (Ko Samui, Ko Phangan and Ko Tao), Thailand, with semi-quarantine, subject to conditions below.

Eligible travelers

· Must come from permitted countries/territories in the list announced by the Thai Government (Japan is included) (list of countries/territories) or Thailand. The foreigner travelers must have been in these eligible countries prior to travel for at least 21 consecutive days.

· Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or Ministry of Public Health of Thailand no less than 14 days before departure. Travelers must show proof of vaccination issued by a government authority. (vaccineInfographic)
*Certificate of recovery is not accepted.
*Children under the age of 18, traveling with parents, are eligible without proof of vaccination.

· Travelers must present RT-PCR negative test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure.

· Travelers must reserved aSamui Extra+hotel on day 1-7 andSHA+ hotel on day 8-14.
*Iftravelers stay inSamui less than 7 days only Samui Extra+hotel reservation confirmation are required. Note that departure earlier than 14 days is possible only for destinations outside of Thailand.

· Travelers must install and usea tracking application as prescribed by the Thai Government throughout their 14 days in the area, otherwise they may not be allowed to visit other parts of Thailand after these 14 days.


Step to enter Samui Plus

Step 1: Pass throughthe checkpoints of the Department of Disease Control and Immigration (ThailandPlus application must be downloaded)
- download and register an application at

Step 2: (Day 0 or Day 1) Undergo RT-PCR test and wait for the result in the Samui Extra+ hotel room. If tested negative, travelers will be able to use services & facilities in the hotel designated areas (Day 1-3)

Step 3: (Day 4-7: SEALED ROUTE) Travelers are able to travel in districts of Koh Samui according to a specified route and travel program. Undergo 2nd RT-PCR test on Day 6 or Day 7 at a Samui Extra+ hotel

Step 4: (Day 8-14: RELAXED) Check-in at a SHA+ hotel and wait for the result of COVID-19 test. If tested negative, travelers will be able to travel in the areas of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.


Required documents and Steps to apply for COE

A. Required Documents

1. Health insurance which covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with a minimum coverage of 100,000 USD.

- check the details and information of health insurance at

2. Confirmation Letter with full paid of the hotel that meets the “Samui Extra+” standard onDay 1-7 and “SHA+ (Safety and Health Administration Plus)” standard onDay 8-14

Confirmation of “SHA+” hotel booking must be issued under the SHABA system (SHA Plus Booking Authentication system) or booking under

* Must obtain payment proof for COVID-19 testings in Samui Plus areas (Number of required testing is subjected to duration of stay).
** Traveler not shown the proof of return tickets leaving Samui Plus areas must have proof of hotel reservation confirmation with full paid for at least 14 nights
*** Traveler who have proof of return tickets leaving Koh Samui (to another country) within 14 days will be allowed to book the hotels room only for a number of nights to stay.
**** After 14 days, travelers may travel to other parts of Thailand.Travelers who wish to travel to other parts of Thailand are required to present RT-PCR negative test result during the period of 14 days. Departure earlier than 14 days is possible only for destinations outside of Thailand.

– List of Samui Extra+ hotels can be found at list of Samui Extra+ hotels

More information of SHA+ standard hotel here

You may choose “SHA+” then choose “Surat thani”

3. Receipt of COVID test appointment to apply for the COE, please contact hotel directly for this document.
Upon entry, a traveler will have to undergo three COVID-19 tests during their 14-days stay in Surat Thani.

4. Air Ticket To travel to Samui, a travelermay take direct flight or transfer flight operated by Bangkok Airways via Bangkok where a traveler willpass throughthe checkpoints of the Department of Disease Control and Immigration. After arrival in Samui, a traveler will then be takena temperature check and a RT-PCR test as well as downloadingThailandPlus application.

B. Apply for a COE onlinevia

1. On the first page of the above website, choose “Entering Sandbox programme”.

2. Hotel Registration iscomposed of 2 parts:

2.1 Select Samui extra+ hotel name and upload hotel confirmation letter which shows completed payment;

2.2Upload hotel confirmation letter of SHA+ hotel, which shows completed payment, byfilling in SHABA ID (which will link to SHABA system)or uploading your SHABA Certificate.


** Please complete registration at least 7 days before travel.

*** Before travelling, please install and register the tracing Application ThailandPlushere


Other relevant information

*Travelers who are not qualified will have to be quarantined at ALQ facility instead or leave Thailand immediately.

** Disclaimer: The above information is subject to change without prior notice.  

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