BY APB Staff on 29 Jun 2022

All of Thailand's final Covid restrictions for international travellers, including yacht quarantine, are removed on July 1

Photo: Asia Pacific Superyachts

The Thai government is removing the final Covid restrictions applying to international travellers, including visiting yachts. Restrictions being repealed include the ‘Thailand Pass’ and US$10,000 health insurance requirements to enter the country.

From July 1, vaccinated travellers will only need to show proof of vaccination to enter. Unvaccinated travellers will still need proof of a negative PCR or professionally administered rapid test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

All previous requirements for state quarantine and alternative yacht quarantine have been repealed, with arrivals by sea now required to comply only with the same entry measures as any other arrival by land or air.

“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,” says Gordon Fernandes from Asia Pacific Superyachts.

Fernandes explains that, for travellers over 18, vaccinations must have been completed 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 one dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand. Those travelling with parents are exempt from this requirement.

Upon arriving in Thailand all travellers must undergo entry screening including a body temperature check, and present the required documents to the immigration/health control officer to carry out the checks. Vaccinated travellers (and unvaccinated travellers with proof of a negative test) will then be allowed entry and are free to go or cruise anywhere in the kingdom. 

The latest order repeals a slew of previous provincial orders and also means that face masks are no longer required to be worn in general public areas.