Covid19 Travel updates

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– South Africans can travel to Thailand as tourists once again, subject to strict health and safety screening measures.

-Though South Africans will be able to enter the country without a visa once again, additional requirements related to COVID-19 health and safety screening must be complied with.

Requirements to enter

    • All international travelers must present a valid certificate of a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 that is less than 72 hours old at the time of departure
    • Travelers who fail to produce a negative test will be required to take an antigen test on arrival at their own cost, and in the event they test positive for COVID-19, quarantine themselves at their own cost
    • All travelers will be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is conducted.
    • All travelers will be asked to install the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app.

These travel alerts are general in nature. Contact your airline or travel provider for information on the availability of flights.

Local restrictions in South Africa

A risk-based, five-level approach to easing lockdown restrictions is being rolled out. As of 26 July, 2021 is at Adjusted Alert Level 3. A nationwide curfew is in place from 10pm to 4am.

Cloth face masks are mandatory in public across South Africa.

General Travel Advice

Vaccinated Thai and foreign arrivals from listed countries (see link for the list) List of Countries

Unvaccinated children under 18 years old traveling with vaccinated parents

***Unvaccinated adult arrivals will be required to undergo mandatory quarantine at any AQ Hotels in Phuket for 14 days

***Arrivals from un-listed countries (vaccinated or not) is not eligible for Phuket Sandbox and must undergo a mandatory quarantine

Additional information on the Coronavirus can be found via the following links:

WHO – World Health Organisation

ECDC – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control