Thailand welcomes back international yachts

In a positive move for the global yachting community, Thailand has begun relaxing its COVID-19 restrictions and is now welcoming back vessels from around the world.

Phuket Island in Thailand is at the forefront in attracting international yachts, as they return post-pandemic to the ‘superyacht hub of Asia’. Superyacht visits have been increasing exponentially over the past 15 years, with last year 1,500 yachts and cruisers having visited the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’.

Photograph of a boat sailing at Ko Phi Phi Leh,Thailand.

The Thai government is also moving forward in establishing Thailand’s yacht and marina hub development plan in Phuket, Samui, and Pattaya, an important part of the country’s yachting leadership in the future.

Gordon Fernandes, co-founder at Asia Pacific Superyachts, commented, “A perfect destination for superyachts, vessels can set off from one of Phuket’s marinas to journey to Phi Phi islands, Similan Islands, Racha Islands, Coral Island, Koh Yao Yai & Koh Yao Noi, Koh Khai Islands, Koh Bon and in another Thai province – Koh Phangnga.”

Aerial view of Phuket's Ao Po Grand Marina in Thailand.

With Thai authorities signalling that the COVID-19 crisis is coming to an end, businesses have resumed their operations and public life is getting back to normal. Restaurants are busy again and customers are even queuing up outside popular locations and shops throughout the country.

The end of the ‘Thailand pass’ on 1st July 2022 means foreign visitors no longer face the expense of getting tested, purchasing COVID insurance, and uploading various documents online before traveling to Thailand.

For more information, visit Asia Pacific Superyachts.

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