Thai immigration officials confirm several yachts have applied for STV entry

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Immigration officials say a number of Special Tourist Visa applications have been received from yachts hoping to enter Thailand. It’s understood most of the yachts, thought to be around 10 in total, are from Malaysia and Singapore, and seeking to dock in Phuket or Pattaya.

Archayon Kraithong, deputy commission of the Immigration Bureau, says everyone on board the yachts will go through document checks in order to have STV applications approved. Once approved, they will need to carry out an observed quarantine onboard their yacht for 14 days. After the quarantine period, they will be free to come ashore and travel around the country. However, they will need to comply with health measures and wear tracking bracelets.

Archayon adds that yacht crew and passengers from low-risk countries, who wish to apply for the STV, must obtain a Certificate of Entry at a Thai embassy or consulate prior to approaching Thai waters.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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