A new provincial order issued by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew has confirmed new eased Covid measures for international arrivals, including visiting yachts, coming into effect as of July 1.
This is welcome news for international visitors arriving by land, air and sea, with changes including the removal of the Thailand Pass to enter and a lifting of the US$10,000 health insurance requirement.
Most importantly, all previous requirements for state quarantine and alternative yacht quarantine have been repealed, with arrivals by sea now required to comply only with the same entry measures as any other arrival by land or air, reports Asia Pacific Superyachts Gordon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,” he explains.
The following rules will be in effect from July 1 2022, with specific requirements for vaccinated and unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers from all countries and territories, with scheduled arrivals from this date.
Vaccinated travellers must have the following documents for entering Thailand: a valid passport or a border pass for arrivals via border checkpoints; and a certificate proving 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 between 5-17 years of age travelling 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.
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; proof of a negative result from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK taken within 72 hours of travel.
Upon arrival requirements
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 will then be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
Likewise, unvaccinated/not fully vaccinated travellers who have proof of a negative result from an RT-PCR test or professional ATK within 72 hours of travel will be allowed entry and are free to go anywhere in the kingdom.
The latest order repeals a slew of previous provincial orders and also confirms that face masks are no longer required to be worn in general public areas.