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Thailand’s revised rules effective June 1st

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Big changes: reduced requirements for Entering Thailand & Relaxed COVID-19 Measures Effective 1 June 2022 the Thailand Pass will only function as a pre-arrival registration system, not an approval system and new relaxed COVID-19 measures. Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) had on 20 May 2022 announced a series of COVID-19 updates both within the […]

Indonesia’s New Visa & Easier Yacht Entry

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Indonesia is easing access for yachts to enter into Bali, Batam, Bintan and Nunukan and quarantine is now lifted for arrivals by air or by sea. And good news for foreign-flagged yachts… a new visa is on the horizon as the country slowly gets back to pre-Covid times. “Most importantly, a new visa is being […]

No more tests to Thailand for fully vaccinated travellers from May 1st

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Thailand will lift the RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals from 1 May 2022. Travellers, including international yachts, will be allowed to enter the kingdom without the pre-arrival nor arrival tests. Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration has approved the dropping of all testing for travellers to Thailand (Thais and foreign) starting May 1. Registration […]

Myanmar lifts 2-year ban on international visitors

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Myanmar borders reopened on April 17, 2022, lifting a 2-year ban on international visitors as the country restarts international passenger flights. It is hoped the country will open to international yachts for the 2023 season, reports Asia Pacific Superyachts co-founder, Gordon Fernandes, noting foreign-flagged yachts are not yet allowed to enter. Until now, only foreigners […]

Malaysia Borders Fully Reopen April 1st for International Travellers

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Malaysia welcomes back international travellers after the government announced the full reopening of its borders for the first time after nearly two years of COVID-19 pandemic-related closures as the nation transitions to endemic phase, beginning 1 April 2022. Fully-vaccinated travellers can enjoy quarantine-free travel and are only required to take the COVID-19 RT-PCR test two […]

Maldives does away with Pre-departure RT-PCR Test

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The Public Health Emergency for the COVID-19 Pandemic announced the Maldives 2-year PCR test on arrival is removed as of the 14th of March for fully jabbed international arrivals. Revoking the test comes after 656 days since first invoked, announced the Minister of Health, Ahmed Naseem. The new rules eliminate the on-arrival PCR testing and […]

Thailand Pre-Departure COVID Test Lifted April 1st for All Travellers

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Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved the lifting of the pre-departure RT-PCR requirement for international arrivals (Test and Go, Sandbox and Alternative Quarantine) beginning 1 April, 2022. Sandbox and Quarantine Programs Reduced The 2 COVID tests remain in place for the Test & Go and Sandbox travelers: RT-PCR Test upon arrival (Day 0-1) […]

Phuket Welcomes 1st ‘Test & Go’ International Yacht

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Phuket welcomed its first group of Test & Go travellers entering the island province by sea on March 9th. Tourism officials say more visitors travelling on yachts and cruise ships will be entering under the quarantine exemption scheme. On March 1, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration eased travel restrictions, allowing Test & Go travellers […]

Tests dropped for arriving yachts into Maldives

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“A PCR test negative result is no longer required as long as visitors to the Maldives, including international tourists and those on yachts, have taken two (2) doses of approved vaccines and 14 days before”, reports Mohamed Hameed of Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives. The following official announcement has been published by the Government of Maldives […]