Cabinet gives initial nod to letting passengers off cruise ships
The Cabinet on Wednesday approved in principle guidelines for foreigners to disembark cruise liners under the Special Tourist Visa programme, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said.
The guidelines cover captains, crew and passengers from countries where the Covid-19 outbreak is low or medium based on the Public Health Ministry’s list.
The visitors will also have to agree to go into quarantine for at least 14 days, as well as have health coverage of US$100,000 for Covid-19 as well as local health and accident insurance. Proof of advance payment for the anchoring of the liner will also have to be provided.
Eligible tourists will be allowed to stay in Thailand for 90 days, after which they will be allowed to extend their stay twice, by 90 days each time.