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Andara Health & Safety – Shining Star Service Program

Covid-19 Policies as of 25 May 2022

We hope you and your loved ones are well and safe. You are the reason we do what we do, and it is a pleasure to serve our guests and partners every day.

At Andara Resort & Villas, the well-being and safety of our guests, team, and community are at the centre of all priorities, without compromising our renowned personal services.

Our team reviews the latest health and safety compliance standards together with our local and international health experts, creating our updated health and safety program, including stringent health protocols and safety measures throughout our guest journeys to ensure they are ready to explore Phuket with confidence.

As always, your private paradise is enhanced by Andara’s modern Thai spaciously designed all-suite and private villa accommodations, expansive lush resort, and discreet service.

*25 MAY 2022 PHUKET ENTRY REQUIREMENTS*

Thailand Pass registration simplified for international arrivals from 1 May 2022

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals are still required to apply for a Thailand Pass on https://tp.consular.go.th/) including uploading their passport details, certificate of vaccination,  a US$10,000 health insurance policy valid for Thailand coverage. The system will then automatically issue a Thailand Pass QR code for the applicants. Meanwhile, Thais will no longer be required to apply for a Thailand Pass.

Upon arriving in Thailand, vaccinated travellers must undergo entry screening, and then are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.

As of 1 June, unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers who are able to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system will also be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.

Thailand Pass registration simplified for international arrivals from 1 June 2022

Foreign nationals are still required to apply for a Thailand Pass on https://tp.consular.go.th/), and as of 1 June 2022, upload their passport details, vaccination, and a US$10,000 health insurance policy. The system will then automatically issue a Thailand Pass QR code for the applicants. Meanwhile, Thais will no longer be required to apply for a Thailand Pass.

Upon arriving in Thailand, vaccinated travellers must undergo entry screening, and then are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.

Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers who are able to upload proof of a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test within 72 hours of travel via the Thailand Pass system will also be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.

Please visit the TAT official website https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-reopening/ for the latest regulations, and we encourage you to contact your local https://www.thaiembassy.com/ for further Thailand travel details, as all terms are subject to change.

Andara’s Shining Star Service
Andara’s name itself stands for the ‘shining star’ of the Andaman Sea, with our guests at the centre of it all as we maintain the highest standards for personalised service and privacy. In June 2021, Andara was awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration Plus (SHA Plus) Certificate, implementing strict standards of hygiene and sanitisation.

Our Shining Star Service reflects your journey to Kamala Bay, focusing on the following areas:

  • Personalized care and service by the Andara team, respectively social distancing while staying attentive and ready to assist our guests
  • Enhanced sanitation standards throughout guest accommodations, public areas, and back-of-house areas
  • SHA Plus + Certified by The Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration June 2021, and SHA Certified since 2020
  • Our partnership with Ecolab, the global leader in hygiene and infection prevention solutions, adapts the best practices to ensure a healthy and safe environment for our guests and team
  • Staff training on rigorous cleaning techniques and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Sanitising stations in all public areas available for guests and new mask and personal hand sanitiser amenities available to all guests upon request

Sanitisation and Safety
We are closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization’s statements regarding COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and local health departments and working with our partner Ecolab, a global recognized hygiene expert, to adjust and redevelop our existing safety and hygiene standards to the current situation ensuring a healthy and safe environment for our guests and teams.

Personalized Care
We are in this together, and offering our guests the following enhancements to assist throughout the journey:

Check-in

  • Warm welcome by our employees, with alternate methods of check-in available (pre-arrival details, in suite or villa check-in)
  • Welcome drink and sanitation amenities upon arrival

 

Rooms & Amenities

  • Elevated cleaning and disinfection standards which includes hygiene amenities (hand sanitizers in-room, masks upon request)
  • Pool Villa guests enjoy private dining by your dedicated health and safety-trained personal villa chef and villa attendant. Each pool villa is entirely private, and our staff is happy to arrange grocery shopping services
  • Each of our Suite accommodations feature a fully equipped kitchen should you wish to cook in the comfort of your suite, with grocery shopping and private chef services available at a surcharge

 

Fitness Centre, Tennis Court, Main Pool & Andara Spa

  • Keep up your immune system and fitness levels up and train in our gym with a wide range of cardio and weight equipment
  • Throughout the Fitness Centre, including our yoga studio, changing room and shower areas, social distancing measures are implemented, with rigorous cleaning and disinfection protocols
  • Outdoor tennis court available to guests is open
  • Andara Spa has enhanced hygiene and cleaning processes in place, without compromising the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere
  • The resort pool is spaciously laid out to enjoy social distancing, or simply enjoy your private pool in most suite types and all pool villas for your convenience

Andara Star Team

  • All team members undergo mandatory health and safety training to ensure a safe work environment
  • The health and safety of our team members is at the forefront, with wellness checks and mandatory personal protective equipment per local guidelines enforced
  • Head of department team leads to implement and oversee all new standards, processes, and trainings

Dining

  • Respectively relax and indulge in Andara’s award-winning dining options in the privacy of your suite or villa
  • Frequent & scheduled sanitisation protocol is followed at SILK Restaurant & Bar and its public areas, with option to dine al fresco on SILK’s outdoor terrace

 

For any questions or further inquiries, please contact us.

Thank you for your continued trust, loyalty and patience, and stay healthy and safe.

Sincerely,

Daniel Meury
General Manager, Andara Resort & Villas