A new provincial order issued by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew on 25 June has confirmed the new eased COVID measures for international arrivals, including visiting yachts, coming into effect as of 1 July.
It’s welcome news to international visitors arriving by land, air and sea to learn of sweeping changes to Thailand’s entry requirements.
These include the removal of the Thailand Pass to enter, lifting a US $10,000 health insurance requirement and cancellation to register for the Thailand Pass.
Most importantly, all previous requirements for State Quarantine and Alternative Yacht Quarantine have been repealed, with arrivals by sea now required to comply with the same entry measures as any other arrival by land or air, according to Gordon Fernandes from Asia Pacific Superyachts.
“This means Thailand is welcoming all travellers with proof of either a certificate of vaccination or a pre-arrival negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result.”
Rules will be in effect from 1 July 2022, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers from all countries and territories with scheduled arrivals from this date.