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KOH SAMUI REOPENING TRAVEL INFORMATION

Koh Samui, Thailand is open for international travel, with onward travel to the neighbouring islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao allowed after 7 days. Travel is permitted for: 
  • Fully vaccinated adults from low- and medium-risk countries
  • Children travelling with vaccinated parents

Travellers will be permitted to travel to other parts of Thailand after 14 days if they test COVID-19-free throughout their stay.

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IMPORTANT: This information may be subject to change at short notice. We recommend that you confirm all requirements with the relevant authorities before proceeding with any travel arrangements.

Pre-Arrival & Arrival

To travel to Koh Samui, you will require:

  • A negative RT-PCR test result no longer than 72 hours before departure
  • Proof that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Proof that you spent previous 21 days in low- or medium-risk country
  • Confirmation of booking at Samui Extra Plus (minimum 7 nights) and SHA+ certified hotels for 14 nights*
  • A Certificate of Entry from your Thai Embassy or Consulate
  • Approved alerting app installed on your smartphone
  • COVID-19 health insurance with minimum coverage of USD 100,000
  • RT-PCR test on arrival – for adults and children of 6 years or older

* Shorter stays are permitted if you are departing to an international destination..

Your Stay

For the first 7 nights of your stay in Koh Samui, you will be required to stay at a Samui Extra Plus hotel, such as Avani+ Samui Resort. Thereafter, you can stay at any SHA+ certified hotel on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao. See our destinations below for all our SHA+ certified resorts.

Day 0
  • Wait in your hotel room until you receive the RT-PCR test result.
Days 1 – 3
  • If the result is negative you are free to enjoy all the leisure and activities facilities within your resort.
Days 4 – 7
  • Guests can leave their hotel and enjoy local attractions along pre-approved routes.
  • Adults and children aged 6 and above undergo a 2nd RT-PCR test on Day 7.
Days 8 – 14
  • If the second test is negative you can travel freely and stay at any SHA+ certified hotel in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao.
  • Adults and children aged 6 and above undergo a 3rd RT-PCR test on Day 13.
Anantara brings you the best of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan with exquisite dining, soothing spa journeys and exhilarating island excursions. We are pleased to announce that all our outlets, facilities and services are open and ready for you to enjoy.

Departure

After 14 days, and a 3rd negative test on Day 13, you will be permitted to travel to other destinations within Thailand. Regional COVID-19 restrictions may apply. 

 

For international departures, you will be responsible for satisfying all the requirements for travelling to your next destination. 

 

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Bophut Resort

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Welcome to an island dream made reality. Long a favoured getaway for the elite, Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand is easily accessible with dozens of international flights a day, yet retains its natural laidback charm. Laze on golden sands and take in endless stretches of turquoise extending towards the horizon. Revel in coastal pleasures and stylish beachfront dining. Windsurf across the waters or immerse yourself in a culinary class celebrating Thai specialities. Dive into culture and relaxation in a tropical beachfront setting.
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Lawana Resort

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Located on the eastern shore of Koh Samui looking out onto open ocean, Anantara Lawana offers relaxed seclusion only a short stroll from buzzing Chaweng Beach. Laid out like a traditional Thai village around palm-fringed pools, the resort's design is inspired by the island's Chinese merchant communities. Gaze across turquoise waters from the beachfront infinity pool. Take in the ocean sunset from the treetops. Explore cultural heritage or peruse the local market to connect with island life.
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Rasananda Villas

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With only 64 pool suites and pool villas dotting lush jungle overlooking white sands, Anantara Rasananda brings castaway fantasies to life. Salute the sun on a cliffside yoga platform. Dine on fresh seafood with your toes in the sand. An idyllic island off the coast of Southern Thailand, Koh Phangan is known for crystal-clear waters, laid-back vibes and world-famous full moon parties.

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Relax in beautiful Samui for 14 nights with a week’s Samui Extra Plus at Avani+ Samui, followed by 7 nights at SHA+ Certified Anantara Lawana.

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Spend 14 nights in Thailand’s gorgeous gulf with a week of Samui Extra Plus at Avani+ Samui, followed by 7 nights at SHA+ Certified Anantara Rasananda on Koh Phangan.

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Enjoy seven nights of luxury on beautiful Chaweng beach at SHA+ certified Anantara Lawana.

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HEALTH INSURANCE

COVID-19 travel insurance for COE from AXA Thailand.

AXA Thailand’s Sawadee Thailand: Inbound Travel Insurance package provides all the coverage you need to travel to Thailand and stay as a guest at our hotels and resorts.

  • Policy meets USD 100,000 requirement for Certificate of Entry (COE)
  • Instant insurance policy and COVID-19 certificate by email
  • Large hospital network throughout Thailand
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I travel to Koh Samui, Thailand?

Yes, from 15 July 2021, fully vaccinated travellers and accompanying children can travel to Koh Samui without completing mandatory quarantine under the Samui Plus programme.

How long must I be vaccinated before I travel to Koh Samui?

You must be vaccinated for at least 14 days before you depart for Koh Samui and it should be no longer than 1 year since you had your last vaccination.

Am I required to stay in the same hotel for the full 14 days?

No. For the first 7 days you must stay at a Samui Extra Plus hotel or resort on Koh Samui. Once you have completed this stay without testing positive, you can stay at any SHA+ certified hotels on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao.

What kind of accommodation do I need to book when entering Thailand via Koh Samui?
The first week of your stay must be in an approved Samui Extra Plus hotel or resort such as Avani+ Samui. From the second week, you can stay in any SHA+ certified resort, such as Anantara Bophut, Anantara Lawana or Anantara Rasananda.
What is the Samui Plus programme?

The Samui Plus programme is a project to allow safe travel to Samui, Phangan or Koh Tao under specific guidelines, to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.

What are the eligible countries for the Samui Plus programme?

The Samui Plus programme will be available for travellers flying to Thailand from approved countries that are deemed low- or medium-risk. The list of eligible countries is designated by the Ministry of Public Health and TAT. The list released by the Ministry of Public Health is available at this link (mostly in Thai). Later, it will be updated every few weeks.

Travellers who are not nationals of those listed countries must have been in the listed countries at least 21 days before entering Koh Samui.

What documents are required for the Samui Plus programme?
  • International travellers need to apply for Certificate of Entry (COE), just like everyone else travelling to Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proper Thai visa or eligibility for visa exemption will also be needed.
  • To enter Thailand using the Samui Plus programme, travellers will need to show their COVID-19 vaccine certificate with a vaccine that has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Thai authority. Proof of vaccination must be submitted when applying for a COE.
  • A health insurance policy with coverage including COVID-19 related treatment in the amount no less than USD 100,000 for the total duration of your planned stay in Thailand is currently mandatory for everyone entering the country. You can easily buy the special package of AXA Thailand insurance online to meet all these requirements.
  • To enter Koh Samui via the Samui Plus programme, travellers will have to present a COVID-19-free certificate issued within 72 hours before departure to Thailand and a vaccination certificate, as well as undergo a COVID-19 test at the airport (if necessary).
  • Travellers are also required to download the Samui Health Pass in order to track their journey to the island.
 
What are the reopening guidelines for Koh Samui, Thailand?

Koh Samui is reopening for international travel from 15 July 2021, with onward travel to the neighbouring islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao allowed after 7 days. Travelling under the Samui Plus programme is permitted for:

  • Fully vaccinated adults from low- and medium-risk countries
  • Children travelling with vaccinated parents
 
What are the safety protocols for the Samui Plus programme?

For the first 7 nights of your stay in Koh Samui, you will be required to stay at a Samui Extra Plus hotel or resort, such as Avani+ Samui Resort. Thereafter, you can stay at any SHA+ certified hotel on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao.

Arrival day: Wait in your hotel room until you receive the RT-PCR test result.
Days 1- 3: If your result is negative, you are free to enjoy all the leisure and activities facilities within your resort.
Days 4 - 7: You can leave your hotel and enjoy local attractions along pre-approved routes.
Adults and children aged 6 and above undergo a 2nd RT-PCR test on Day 7.
Days 8 - 14: If the second test is negative, you can travel freely and stay at any SHA+ certified hotel in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao.
Adults and children aged 6 and above undergo a 2nd RT-PCR test on Day 13.

 
How many days do I need to stay in Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and/or Koh Tao before I can enter other provinces?

After 14 days and a 3rd negative test on Day 13, you will be permitted to travel to other destinations within Thailand. Regional COVID-19 restrictions may apply.