It has recently been announced that Thailand’s borders will reopen for yacht charter, after their initial closing in March 2020.

As of this month, Thailand’s borders have reopened to visitors who are fully vaccinated and hold a Thailand Pass under their Test and Go Scheme. As well as this, other travel restrictions have been relaxed; including restrictions regarding mandatory quarantine periods.

See the updates on Thailand’s travel restrictions below:

Why you should visit Thailand by Superyacht - Thailands borders reopen
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand. Photo by Evan Krause

With Thailand’s borders reopen, travellers are now allowed into the country if they:

  • Have a Thailand Pass (must be fully vaccinated)
  • Possess a medical certificate indicating a positive result not less than 14 days, and no more than 90 days before departure
  • Quarantine in prepaid accommodation. This has been reduced to one night only. For those arriving by yacht, a stay aboard is sufficient.
  • Hold a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure
  • Take an additional PCR test on arrival, with a further ATK Self-test administered on days 5-6

In regards to the Thailand Pass, it is heavily advised that travellers submit their registration at least 7 days ahead of departure, as the current processing time is 3-7 days.

Visiting Thailand

The news comes as a great pleasure to yacht crew, as the World’s third Superyacht destination has an array of amenities to offer. From tropical temperatures to idyllic scenery; high mountain peaks to gold-sand beaches, Thailand has it all. Thailand is a superyacht destination where you’ll never be short of things to do and see! To find out why head over to our recent article on ‘the top reasons to plan a trip to Thailand.’

As well as visiting Thailand by Superyacht, it’s an ideal location for yacht crew to visit on holiday. More to the point, it’s an ideal, peaceful getaway that’s great for mental health and shifting your mindset. The tropical island of Koh Tao is the home to a popular retreat amongst yachties – Deishaview.  Perhaps you are dealing with big life changes or feel like you’ve hit a plateau in your life? Thailand’s no.1 retreat allows you to regain your thoughts and connect with others who may be feeling the same way.

All in all, with Thailand’s borders reopened, it’s time to start considering your 2022 travel plans.

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