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How Samui's is currently dealing with COVID-19

Summary of how Ko Samui has been dealing with COVID-19 situation:

  • Over 70% of the population in Ko Samui, including foreign residents, and its neighboring islands, Phangan & Tao are vaccinated which has been the target rate to create a "Heard Immunity".

  • Samui has a capacity of nearly 600 hospital and field hospital beds for all 3 colors of patients: Red (Severe), Yellow (Average) & Green (Mild)

  • COVID-19 laboratory facilities for Ko Samui can test for 1,200 people per day.

  • Domestic visitors screening: Samui has been screening visitors from risky areas: Dark Red & Red zone by asking for a COVID test or for a certificate of vaccine against COVID, to create confidence among residents and tourists who travel to Samui.

  • Samui Plus Sandbox for international tourists starting from October 1, 2021 reduced the minimum period of staying in the area from 14 to 7 days in so called SHA+ accommodations certified by Ministry of Health Department. After the 7 days, tourists can travel freely in other parts of Thailand.

  • Vaccine Green Zone, is a local campaign to allow approved restaurants to serve alcohol if they meet certain criteria such as vaccination and regular testing of staff.

  • Number of COVID Case : 671 cases since March 2020 as of 6 Oct 2021. (Most of the cased are imported from outside of the island)


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