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Indonesia Now Open for Yachts & Crews

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Indonesia is now open and welcoming yachts. It’s official – visas are now open to all nationalities, as long as they fit some of the requirements. The visas are mainly for business travel but they are also open for yachts and their crew. “Port Quarantine restrictions widely vary from port to port and are still […]

Yacht Quarantine to Thailand Reduced & More

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“Thailand has announced its major plans to reboot tourism and is now welcoming foreign-flagged yachts to a reduced quarantine, with more reductions to come soon”, enthuse Gordon Fernandes and Tanyuta Singhmanee (Jojo), co-owners of Asia Pacific Superyachts, adding: “We have a few superyachts currently in Singapore that want to come to Phuket. This is great […]

1st Yacht to Thailand Receive “Smart Wristband Trackers”

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Nine foreigners and one Thai arrived in Phuket on a yacht (Mar 6) and became the first people in Thailand to wear “smart wristbands” to track their location and health while observing their mandatory 14-day quarantine while still on the boat, reported the Phuket News published in an article March 9th. M.Y. Sapphire arrived in […]

Sri Lanka Opens Border for Tourists, Yachts Next?

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Sri Lanka has opened its border for tourists, mainly for those arriving by air and booked into hotels in the travel bubble. The government has opened its doors to the world once again after welcoming its first contingent of international tourists under the country’s strict new Covid protocols, stressing it won’t yet be making any […]

First Superyacht Completes Quarantine in Phuket

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“The first Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) Phuket foreign-flagged superyacht client has now completed quarantining aboard in Phuket”, reports APS co-founder, Jojo Tanyuta Singmanee (Jojo), adding: “All aboard are now preparing to enjoy their time in Thailand”. Following the completed quarantine and subsequent negative tests, the crew is now allowed to moor the yacht at the […]

APS Superyacht Client Welcomed to Phuket, Thailand

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The first Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) Phuket foreign-flagged superyacht client has now cleared into Phuket and is quarantining aboard, reports APS co-founder, Gordon Fernandes. “Earlier this year saw a record number of superyachts visiting Phuket and occupying berths at the marinas. Such yachts bring many benefits for the economy generally, the tourist industry and the […]

New E-Visa Bringing Superyachts to Indonesia

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Superyachts waiting to cruise Indonesia will be delighted to learn of the new E-visa in Indonesia. The new Visa is for 60 days and extendable up until 180 days (6 months), single entry only. “The process now makes it easy for crew to leave / return to the yacht and for all to fly in […]

APS Indonesia first in new procedures to welcome yachts

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The first to establish and accomplish needed procedures in welcoming yachts, Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia met with the local government (Bupati) beforehand to seek permission for a visit from the 80m luxury superyacht M/Y AMEVI. Permission was granted for M.Y. AMEVI, reports Thomas Taatjes of Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS): “Belitung departments were very grateful to host […]

Maldives Attracts Stunning Superyachts during Covid-19

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A fascinating travel destination and a favourite of superyachts, the Maldives is one of the few top cruising destinations lifting Covid-19 restrictions and is proving to be a resounding success! Reporting from the Maldives, Mohamed Hameed of Asia Pacific Superyachts has some exciting news for the yachting/ superyacht global community about the Republic recently opening […]

Thailand Reopening With New 90 day Visa

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The Thai Government cabinet on Tuesday (September 15) agreed to allow in foreign tourists who agree to a 14-day quarantine to stay for at least 90 days. Two extensions will be available for 90 days each; the lengthiest period for the new visa would be 270 days. It was announced after the cabinet meeting that […]