Laguna Phuket, a 1,000-acre tropical parkland and beachfront resort on Phuket’s west coast, has partnered with Bangkok Hospital Phuket to open the first hotel-based PCR screening center for Phuket Sandbox arrivals, as part of its attempts to safely resume Thailand’s tourism business.
The “Pearl of the Andaman” is getting ready to welcome back fully-vaccinated guests from all over the world, according to the Royal Thai Government’s Phuket Sandbox program, which is set to begin on July 1, 2021. All inbound passengers will be required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival at Phuket International Airport, as well as on the sixth and 12th days of their stay, to ensure the safety of tourists and local people.
The PCR test center, which will open on July 1, is located in Canal Village, a shopping district in the heart of Laguna Phuket with over 30 retailers. It’s just a few steps away from the existing BDMS Clinic and is run by Bangkok Hospital Phuket’s highly educated medical staff.
“For the Phuket Sandbox program, Laguna Phuket is the ideal location. Overseas visitors can stay in our self-contained lifestyle resort and enjoy great leisure activities while soaking up the atmosphere of Bangtao Bay. The establishment of our new PCR test center, in collaboration with our colleagues at Bangkok Hospital Phuket, will give tourists additional assurance that they will receive the finest possible treatment while on vacation.
SHA Plus certification recognizes that all seven world-class resorts at Laguna Phuket – Angsana Laguna Phuket, Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, Laguna Holiday Club Phuket Resort, and SAii Laguna Phuket – adhere to strict health and safety standards and that their staff has been COVID-19 vaccinated.This means guests can select from around 1,400 first-class, fully furnished rooms, suites, and villas.
Visitors will be able to enjoy Phuket’s natural beauties, such as lagoons, parkland, and 3 kilometers of beautiful coastline facing the Andaman Sea, throughout their stay. Restaurants, bars, and spas, boutique shopping, private yachts and water sports, and golf at the award-winning 18-hole Laguna Golf Phuket, which was crowned “Thailand’s Best Golf Course” at the World Golf Awards, are just a few of the many activities available. They can also go exploring the rest of the island, which has a string of stunning bays, panoramic overlooks, and Phuket’s Old Town’s genuine Sino-Portuguese heritage.
Bangkok Hospital Phuket is part of Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), Asia Pacific’s largest hospital network, and is used to servicing international patients, with over 100,000 international patients per year from 187 countries. The new PCR test center in Laguna Phuket will be open everyday from 9:00 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. and will follow stringent Infection Control Health Guidelines.
The 1,500-square-meter Angsana Convention and Exhibition Space (ACES) has been used as a vaccination center for resort personnel and local residents in preparation for the Phuket Sandbox, as Phuket draws closer to achieving island-wide herd immunity against COVID-19. As a result, Laguna Phuket is ready to welcome international guests and help Thailand’s tourism economy recover.