11 July 2024

The Thai Cabinet has given approval for entry into Thailand of tourists arriving on yachts carrying special tourist visas (STV).

Deputy Government Spokesperson, Ms. Traisulee Traisoranakul,said today (Wednesday) that as many as 650 foreign tourists have applied for STVs to arrive in Thailand on 33 cruise ships and 27 super yachts.

To be granted an STV, she said that tourists must have insurance for COVID-19 infection to an insured value of 100,000 US dollars throughout their stay in Thailand, 40,000 baht insurance coverage for out-patient medical services and 400,000 baht insurance coverage for in-patient medical services.

Yacht owners or skippers must book marina or port slips in advance and abide by the rules of the Thai Harbour Department.

The arriving tourists must be quarantined on board their vessels for 14 days.