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Scuba Diving and Covid-19 | Phuket Thailand

In Phuket we have implemented several changes onboard our liveaboard vessels, to ensure the safety of guests and crew members. Here is what you can expect on board a scuba diving vessel.

Hyginie Safety Measures

Scuba Diving Hygiene

Scuba Diving Hygiene

In times of the Coronavirus you can also expect the same safety standards on all day trip boats and scuba diving courses with Sunrise Divers.

We keep a cloth eye on changings in travel restrictions and inform guests on any updates. Phuket was under a strict lockdown from March to May 2020 with no diving possible. Since June we are diving again with a view day trip boats from Phuket to Phi Phi and the Racha Islands. Including some dives at the King Cruiser Wreck and Shark Point area. Divers are all local, living or still staying in Thailand. On board the liveaboard The Junk divers having also the chance of multiple diving days.

Is scuba diving safe in Thailand?

Thailand was having very few Corona infection and it is safe for scuba diving. In October 2020 international tourists from risk free countries may also return back to Thailand and Phuket international airport. Thailand ranks first among the countries with the highest COVID-19 recovery index, according to a report issued by the Global COVID-19 Index.

Travel Update

August 22nd, 2020

International tourists can return to Phuket in October 2020. According to the Bangkok Post – Mr Yuthasak (Governor for Tourism Authority of Thailand) said, guests may spend a minimum of 30 days in Thailand to make a worthwhile trip. Hereof 14 days must be spent in quarantine. TAT staff inspected the supply side in Phuket, particularly the capacity of its healthcare services and discussed conditions with hotels that are ready to be included in the sealed area for tourists. Please contact your Hotel and Thai embassy for details.

COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination

You can find at the Centers of Disease Control and Preventation website information about high risk, moderate and low risk countries. Thailand is one of the few low risk countries of the world. Stand: August 28th, 2020

October 2nd, 2020

The first group of foreigners under the new Special Tourist Visa will be arriving to Thailand next week after a 6 month travel ban on international tourists. About 120 people are set to fly from Guangzhou, China and land in Phuket on October 8. As some would say, at least it’s a start!

October 25th, 2020

After postponing the first group of tourists back to Thailand, a small group has recently arrived in Bangkok. In the moment is still a 14 days quarantine in place which is not very encouraging for tourists to travel. Please contact your next Thai embassy for visa information. A special COVID-19 insurance you can apply at The General Insurance Association


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