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Phuket “Sandbox” to allow visitors from overseas to apply for “Visa on Arrival”



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While there has not been an official announcement, travellers entering Thailand through the Phuket “Sandbox” might soon be able to apply for a “Visa on Arrival,” or VOA. A graphic was posted by Phuket officials on Facebook outlining the requirements for a “Visa on Arrival.”

According to the post, travellers will need to have a Certificate of Entry, or COE, approved and printed out before departure. The visa  application is 2,000 baht and travellers need to show proof that they have 10,000 baht in their bank account.

Travellers will also need to pre-book a stay at a certified SHA+ Hotel. For more information on hotels approved for the Phuket “Sandbox,” click HERE. (sponsored link.) 

Phuket "Sandbox" to allow visitors from overseas to apply for "Visa on Arrival" | News by Thaiger

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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