Thailand will be relaxing entry regulations for foreign visitors and cancelling the second PCR Test requirement on Day 5. The Test & Go scheme has resumed since Feb 1, but as of now, we are still required to take an RT-PCR test on our fifth day and to stay in an SHA++ hotel or villa.

From Mar 1 the day 5 PCR test will be replaced by a ATK self-test which will be supplied to you on arrival at Samui Airport. All you have to do is self-test in your villa on day 5 and report it on the Mor Chana App and you are free to enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Please see the new requirements below;

  • 1 x RT-PCR test within 72 hours before travelling
  • 1 x RT-PCR test upon arrival at Samui Airport
  • Minimum one-night stay in an SHA++ hotel or villa
  • 1 x self-administered antigen test (ART), and to submit the self-test result to tracing app Mor Chana

The Thai government will also be reducing the required amount of travel insurance coverage from US$50,000 to US$20,000.

Adam Keating owner of Luxury Villa Samui said ‘these baby steps will further increase tourism arrivals in the kingdom and all our premium villas are SHA++ certified so guests can book our villas and check-in on arrival we arrange everything and no need to book a hotel for the first night’.

We are hoping the second test will be scrapped completely in the coming weeks as part of the gradual reopening to overseas tourism.

If you would like to book a luxury SHA++ villa on Samui for your vacation please email [email protected]