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Thailand yacht charter vacations now easier thanks to new simplified Visa system

By Anna Ingles   15 August 2023

Thailand is a popular destination for those seeking the ultimate luxury yacht experience during the Winter season, and now, thanks to the streamlined visa-application process, the iconic location has become even more accessible for both charter guests and yacht owners.

The Thai government has made significant changes to the visa application process, reducing the waiting time from 14 working days to just seven. In addition, the required documents have been simplified, making it easier for visitors joining crewed yacht charters to obtain tourist visas.

Close up view of a stamped tourist visa

Before the new process that took effect on 10 August, applicants had to provide a plethora of documents, including images of all passport entry stamps from the past year, as well as a photo of themselves holding their passport next to their face.

Now, all that is required as proof for a tourist visa is a copy of the passport, proof of residency, a recent photo, confirmation of flights and accommodations, and a financial statement. These changes reflect Thailand's commitment to promoting travel opportunities for mainstream tourists and motor yacht charters

Woman on yacht looking at bay in Thailand

With visa holders being allowed to stay for up to 60 days, this streamlined process for tourist visa applications comes at the perfect time for those interested in booking Thailand superyacht charters and private cruises.

The upcoming season, which runs from October to April, is a popular time for charter guests to visit. And with this latest development, the amount of international luxury yacht charters choosing to cruise the local waters is sure to increase exponentially. In fact, industry insiders considers Thailand to be the superyacht hub for the whole of Asia.

Thailand yacht charters: At a glance

With its beautiful beaches, abundant nature, and rich cultural heritage, Thailand offers a truly unforgettable yachting experience. Filled with ancient culture, and warm hospitality, major attractions for Thailand yacht charters include the stunning island of Phuket and Koh Samui, with its pristine beaches and elephant sanctuary. 

For those looking to explore further, Phang Nga Bay with its tall rock-like islets, and the Ang Thong National Marine Park in the Gulf of Thailand are excellent options. Offering outstanding diving opportunities Thailand's natural beauty can be enjoyed above and below the water's surface. 

Thailand's new streamlined visa-application process is great news for those looking to embark on a superyacht charter in this stunning destination. With a variety of charter yachts available including NAVIS ONE and XANADU, now is the time to start planning your Thailand superyacht charter.  

To find out more about the charter yachts and sample Thailand itineraries, contact your preferred yacht charter broker today.


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