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Massive changes for yacht entry to Thailand as of July 1st

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Wed, 06/29/2022 - 08:29
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It’s welcome news to international visitors arriving by land, air and sea to learn of sweeping changes to Thailand’s entry requirements.

Phuket, Thailand — A new provincial order issued by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew on June 25th has confirmed the new eased COVID measures for international arrivals, including visiting yachts, coming into effect as of July 1st.

It’s welcome news to international visitors arriving by land, air and sea to learn of sweeping changes to Thailand’s entry requirements from 1 July 2022. These include the removal of ‘Thailand Pass’ to enter, lifting of 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Most importantly, all previous requirements for State Quarantine and Alternative Yacht Quarantine have been repealed, with arrivals by sea now required to comply only with the same entry measures as any other arrival by land or air, reports Asia Pacific Superyachts Gordon Fernandes. “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”.

The following rules will be in effect from 1 July, 2022 with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers from all countries/territories with scheduled arrivals from this date.

Pre-arrival requirements

Vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand: valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints; and a Certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination.

Everyone 18 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand. Travellers 5-17 years of age travelling to Thailand unaccompanied must get vaccinated with at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.

Unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand: a valid passport, or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints.

Upon arrival requirements

Upon arriving in Thailand all travellers must undergo entry screening including body temperature check, and present the required documents to the Immigration/Health Control officer to carry out the checks. The vaccinated travellers will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom. 

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