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Tests dropped for arriving yachts into Maldives

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“A PCR test negative result is no longer required as long as visitors to the Maldives, including international tourists and those on yachts, have taken two (2) doses of approved vaccines and 14 days before”, reports Mohamed Hameed of Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives. The following official announcement has been published by the Government of Maldives […]

Yachts can now arrive directly into Bali

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The first Singapore Airlines flight to land in Bali in nearly two years received a warm welcome February 16th, with the plane carrying the single largest number of passengers on a commercial international flight to the Indonesian island since it closed to foreign tourists in March 2020. Bali (for yachts) was never closed and even […]

5-Star Private Jet Terminal in Phuket to Open

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A boon for visiting superyacht owners, their guests and high-end tourists A Five-Star fully integrated “Private Jet Terminal” in Phuket, attracting high end Superyacht visitors and tourists worldwide, was announced at a Grand Opening ceremony December 16th by Siam Land Flying. The facility, to be fully operational in the early part of 2022, aims to […]

Superyacht Ports & Logistics Ports in Indonesia

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Indonesia is reopening to superyachts and foreign-flagged vessels considering a cruising voyage can view port and major logistical hub updates for an exciting and stunning journey. “The beauty and adventure that cruising Indonesia presents is unparalleled in diversity and escapism, it’s a window into a different world. Now the marina challenge is being met with […]

Indonesia quarantine drops to 3 days for international visitors

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Indonesia cuts quarantine period for foreign visitors to three days from the earlier reported five days. “In fact, all nationalities are allowed in if via Jakarta and then Quarantine in a hotel in that city”, reports Thomas Taatjes of Asia Pacific Superyachts in Bali. The Indonesian government has decided to reduce the mandatory quarantine period […]

The Andaman Islands eases visa and international yacht travel

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The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, with their pristine clear waters and sandy beaches, make an ideal destination for national and international yachts. However, Covid-19 halted yacht visits to the islands, suffering to a great extent in the past 1 & ½ years. Now the situation is changing and with the situation slowly coming under control, […]

Indonesia opens to foreign-flagged yachts

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There’s breaking news for yachts waiting to enter Indonesia, reports Thomas Taatjes of Asia Pacific Superyachts, stating: “Now foreign visitors can Quarantine in a hotel for five days. The international arrival points are Jakarta, Bali and Manado by air; and for those arriving by sea, the arrival may be at any international port”. The Government […]

Thailand Lifts Travel Restrictions for Yachts

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New regulations for flying into Phuket will make it easier for crew changes and the eventual reopening of Thailand scheduled to take place on 1st November. “The Thai government’s aim is to allow all vaccinated crew/guests to fly into Thailand without the need for Quarantine. Yacht check-in is also scheduled to get easier”, reports Gordon […]

International Superyacht Community Meets Asia Pacific in Monaco

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The Monaco Yacht Show opened September 23, bringing together the global yachting and superyacht community and industry to the greatest show of its type in the world. The superyacht show and exhibition of superyachts is where visitors can meet up with leading industry experts to discuss their next yacht voyage, learn what changes are underway […]

Indonesia Eases COVID-19 Restrictions in Bali for Yachts

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In the last few days, Indonesia has opened its international borders to foreigners again, with visa applications ‘open’. “Foreigners who apply for the visa must have a full and completed vaccination against COVID19 and will have to do 7 nights/8 days quarantine in a hotel if arriving by air or onboard the vessel if arriving […]