Koh Samui, Thailand, reopened to vaccinated foreign tourists
Starting from July 15, Koh Samui has been reopened for vaccinated international tourists under “Koh Samui Plus” program, which also includes the reopening of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.
Following, the vaccinated international tourists could initially enter Thailand via BKK airport then taking a connecting flight on Bangkok Airways to Samui island.
The strict measures are in place under this “Samui Plus” model. In addition to being fully vaccinated, tourists must have a negative Covid-19 test no more than 72 hours before traveling to Samui. Applying for all relevant documentation from the local Thai embassy is also a must.
The vaccinated tourists must take several PCR tests at their own expense during their stay on Samui island. Although they don’t have to stay just in their hotel rooms, they would be allowed to roam the island only after having negative test. They can freely move to the nearby islands for day tours from the second week.
After two weeks staying on Samui island, they will be allowed to travel to the other parts of Thailand.