Thailand is enticing tourists back to its beaches by allowing travelers to quarantine aboard yachts
If you happen to have a yacht, you're in luck: Tourists who can afford the high life are welcome to use their yachts to quarantine off the coast of Thailand, the Thai government announced on Tuesday.
A pilot yacht quarantine program was originally announced in November but has now been launched more widely. It currently applies to the Thai tourist haven of Phuket, which has long been a destination for its pristine beaches and party atmosphere.
Yacht tourists previously had to spend 14 days aboard their yachts in quarantine before spending 14 days in a hotel, the Phuket News reported.
The new program is much simpler: Yachters must show proof of a negative PCR test and agree to have their health and location monitored in order to participate in the quarantine program. Members of the Royal Thai Navy based in Cape Panwa will monitor and track the boats.