Koh Samui, Thailand is open for international travel, with onward travel to the neighbouring islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao allowed after 7 nights. Travelling under the Samui Plus programme is permitted for:
Travellers will be permitted to travel to other parts of Thailand after 14 nights if they test negative for COVID-19 throughout their stay.
Pre-arrival & arrival
To travel to Koh Samui, you will require:
* Shorter stays are permitted if you are departing to an international destination.
Your stay in Koh Samui
For the first 7 nights of your stay in Koh Samui, you will be required to stay at a Samui Extra Plus-approved hotel. Thereafter, you can stay at any SHA+ certified hotels on Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao.
Days 1 – 3
Days 4 – 7
Days 8 – 14
After 14 nights, and a 3rd negative test on Day 13, you will be permitted to travel to other destinations within Thailand. Please note that regional COVID-19 restrictions may apply.
For international departures, you will be responsible for complying to all the requirements needed for travelling to your next destination.
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. From the second week, you can stay in any SHA+ certified resort.
What is the Samui Plus programme?
The Samui Plus programme is a project to allow safe travel to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan or Koh Tao under specific guidelines, to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.
What countries are eligible for the Samui Plus Programme?
The Samui Plus programme will be available for travellers flying to Thailand from approved countries that are considered low or medium risk. The list of eligible countries is designated by the Ministry of Public Health and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). We would advise that you to check the list released by the Ministry of Public Health when planning your travels to Thailand.
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 are the documents required for the Samui Plus programme?
What are the travel guidelines for Koh Samui?
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 nights and a 3rd negative test on Day 13, you will be permitted to travel to other destinations within Thailand. Please note that regional COVID-19 restrictions may apply.