Samui Plus

1. Eligible Travellers

  1. Thai and non-Thai nationals having resided in Australia at least 21 days prior to departure
  2. Travellers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved by Thai Ministry of Health and WHO for no less than 14 days prior to departure, except travellers under the age of 18 accompanied by parents.
  3. Travellers must obtain a valid health insurance that covers medical expenses including treatments relating to COVID-19 with a minimum coverage of 100,000 USD throughout the period of stay in Thailand.
  4. Travellers must have a fully paid Samui Extra+ and SHA+ hotel booking for at least 14 days.
  5. Travellers must obtain payment proof for COVID-19 testing in Samui according to duration of stay.

2. Procedure for COE application

  1. Visit:
  2. Select
    – “Royal Thai Embassy, Canberra” if you reside in VIC, QLD, NT, WA, SA, TAS, ACT
    – “Royal Thai Consulate, Sydney” if you reside in New South Wales (NSW)
  3. Select “Sandbox Programme” and choose “Samui Plus” for the destination.
  4. Fill out required details and upload the following documents
    – Copy of bio-data page of your passport
    – Valid visa (for non-Thai nationals)
    – Plane ticket
    – Valid health insurance
    – Vaccine Certificate
    – Fully paid hotel reservation confirmation
    – Proof of payment for RT-PCR COVID-19 test

3. Travellers must get a COVID Test (RT-PCR only) 72 hrs before departure with a “negative” result.


Arrival in Samui

Step 1: Pass through Department of Disease Control and Immigration checkpoints (Designated application must be downloaded).

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

Step 3: Day 4-7 (Sealed Route): Able to travel in districts of Koh Samui according to a specified route and travel program on day 7, undergo a 2nd RT-PCR test.

Step 4: Day 8-14 (Relaxed) Checked-in at a SHA+ hotel. After receiving a negative result of COVID-19 test, will be able to travel in the areas of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.