Cruise ships and yachts allowed to dock in Thailand

   October 31, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Cruise ships and yachts will already be allowed to dock in Thailand. Visitors will be allowed to disembark under the Special Tourist Visa.

The new measure has not been made official yet but will go into effect 30 days after it is published in Royal Gazette.

Thailand's Cabinet approved the new guidelines earlier this week which allows captains, crew members and passengers sailing from countries considered at low risk for spreading COVID to dock in Thailand and enter the country, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul announced.

Visitors have to go through a 14-day quarantine. Those sailing on yachts will quarantine onboard prior to stepping onto Thai soil. They must have COVID-19 health insurance of US$100,000 and local health and accident insurance. Proof of advance payment for anchoring the ship will have to be provided.

The Special Tourist Visa allows a 90-day stay. The stay can be renewed twice, adding up to about 9 months.

So far, only two flights of foreigners on the Special Tourist Visa have arrived following a 7-month ban on international tourists.