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Hi All, 

New member to the forum here.   I'm looking to travel to Samui in early October for my 40th.

I understand that rules are constantly changing but as of today (Sep 9th), what are the restriction to fly to Samui coming from Bangkok? 

Negative pcr, health declaration form, the tracking app, anything else? Is being fully vaccinated required? 

Thanks 

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OK everyone, this is what Bangkok Airways wrote me back in an email. Please see below....

Thank you for your interest in Bangkok Airways' service. According to your e-mail, we would like to inform you that passenger need to load and register to "Mor chana" application in Bangkok route with QR Code "Samui Health Pass" in Samui route or CM Chana app for Chiangmai route before your flight departure date.
 
Passenger must be vaccinated for Covid 19 and the RT-PCR test or Antigen rapid test are required to travel within 72hrs prior to your flight departure date.
The test has been issued from Hospital of Clinic with doctor certificate only. For more information, please contact the Department of Disease Control di-rectly by Hotline 1422 or 02-590-3000 or Samui public health department 07-742-125-3, 077-420-947, 081-536-6935 (Thai telephone number).
 
Samui :
 
- Sinovac or Sinopham : fully 2 doses for vaccination but passenger have vaccinated more than 7 days before flight departure date.
- AstraZeneca or Moderna or Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson : 1 dose for vaccination but passenger have vaccinated more than 21 days before flight departure date.
 
Passenger could read and visit via Samui government agency facebook via : https://www.facebook.com/covidcenterkohsamui/.
 
 
Chaingmai :
 
Passenger must be vaccinated for Covid 19 and the RT-PCR test or Antigen rapid test are required to travel within 72hrs prior to your flight departure date. The quarantine 14 days is required and you could visit via Chiangmai government agency : http://www.chiangmai.go.th/covid19/procedure.html.
 
- Sinovac  : fully 2 doses for vaccination
- AstraZeneca : 1 dose for vaccination but passenger have vaccinated more than 14 days before flight departure date.
 
 
For Bangkok-Chiangmai, we have operated flight daily as normal which you could make a reservation via our website : www.bangkokair.com but Bangkok-Krabi vv. has been temporarily suspended from now on until further notice.

 

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23 hours ago, Anthony said:

TAT is available on LINE and I find them to be very accurate and responsive to all my questions.  

Thank you. The TAT Line ID is @tatcontactcenter if anyone wants to add.

I'm going to ask them if they can give info on travel restrictions for each province and post here when I get an answer.

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Ok here's some info I got from TAT (LINE ID: @tatcontactcenter). They are quick to respond and answer questions I found out today.

TOPIC: travel restrictions FROM BANGKOK to the below provinces

 

Surat Thani/Ko Samui
Songhkla
Krabi
Chiang Mai
Phuket
Pattaya/Chon Buri
Hua Hin

ANSWER: Without vaccination certificate, you cannot travel to the above mentioned provinces. You need to undergo a 14-day quarantine when arriving in their areas. For Phuket, you will be refused entry if you cannot provide the vaccination certificate.

Most of the provinces requires travelers to report their arrival to local authorities or local health volunteers and to quarantine at home or their accommodation, not at an ASQ hotel.

For Hua Hin, unvaccinated travelers are required to go into a 14-day home/hotel quarantine.

For Chiang Mai, travelers may quarantine at designated hotel or at provided state quarantine facilities.

For Surat Thani, travelers are required to provide a vaccination certificate "or" a COVID-19 test result done by an RT-PCR method, and issue no longer than 72 hours. The information is in accordance with the provincial order as of 4 August 2021. Please keep checking for possible updated measures.

Currently, there's no quarantine requirement for travelers to Chonburi. Now, we are checking for more the measures announced for Krabi and Rayong. 

For Koh Samui, you must have been vaccinated. If you will receive a Moderna vaccine, you must have received one shot of the vaccine for no less than 21 days before traveling to Koh Samui.

To enter Phuket, you must have received 1 jab of the Moderna vaccine for no less than 14 days and you must provide a fully-paid hotel booking/package tour booking to the officer at checkpoint. Some airlines may require such documents when checking in.

 

We would like to add that you will also need to provide the COVID-19 test result issued no longer than 72 hours before arriving in Phuket.

For Krabi, you will need to be fully vaccinated with 2 shots of COVID-19 vaccine or only 1 shot if it is an AstraZenaca. You must have been vaccinated for at least 14 days before entering Krabi and you must provide the COVID-19 test result done by RT-PCR method or rapid antigen test, issued no loner than 7 days.

A letter certifying that you have essential purpose for travel is also required.

Please check for updated measures before traveling to any destination and always check with airlines if they require their passengers to provide additional documents when checking in.

 

 

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Ok, I'm about to go there tomorrow and I've figured out that there are certain things we need to do. 

***NOTE: for people who live in Thailand and have been fully vaccinated***

I will fly to Surat Thani by Thai Lion Air and they told me only that tracking app is necessary for the flight. 

From there, I'll take the ferry at which I will be charged 390 THB pp for the C19 test. I called the Amphur from Koh Samui and they have told me this only has to be done entering Koh Samui, but not for leaving. 

I don't need to quarantine and can just go around normally as long as I update that app each time. 

 

Does anyone know though how their policy is on face masks? Lately I'm almost afraid of reactions when I put it off, but at the beach it seems to be ok, right? I don't want to go waterboarding in Koh Samui for my holiday. 😂

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On 9/9/2021 at 10:39 AM, KaptainRob said:

Hello and Welcome to ThaigerTalk

I'm not sure of what the restrictions or requirements may be in October, perhaps best to contact Bangkok Airways for the latest information though it could change at any time.

These are their current 2 advisories for travellers > International Samui+> Arrivals

Good simple advice. I'm looking to go diving at Koh Mak and was wondering what was required for domestic travel to Trat. I guess a quick call to Bangkok Airways can help. Thank you KpatainRob.

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On 9/11/2021 at 11:47 AM, WaccineChinawatiiRaporn said:

Thank you. The TAT Line ID is @tatcontactcenter if anyone wants to add.

I'm going to ask them if they can give info on travel restrictions for each province and post here when I get an answer.

Thank you for that. I'm planning to overland from Bangkok to Trat as I have a week planned for diving and canoeing in mid to late Novemeber. This contact helps a lot.

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