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When will Hua Hin and Cha Am open to tourists again?

Hua Hin and Cha Am to be among last locations to reopen to foreign tourists


Hua Hin and Cha Am will implement the so-called ‘Phuket Sandbox’ model when the destinations reopen to vaccinated foreign tourists later this year.

However, both destinations will be among some of the last to open to foreign tourists, it was confirmed on Friday (June 18).


The ‘Sandbox’ will allow vaccinated foreigners from low risk countries to visit a destination without the need to quarantine.

If the pilot project is successful, it will be the first time in more than a year people will be able to visit Thailand without having to quarantine for 14 days.


The ‘Island Approach’ will begin with the Phuket Sandbox model from 1 July, followed by the Samui Plus (Surat Thani) for Samui-Phangan-Tao Sealed Routes from 15 July.

The approach will continue in August with an ‘Extension’ concept to be introduced to a visit to Phuket, linking with ‘Krabi Even More Amazing’ (Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Ko Railay) or ‘Phang Nga Prompt’ (Khao Lak and Ko Yao).