Updates on Wuhan’s Coronavirus

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Wuhan CoronaVirus and Phuket – Your Yacht Charters and Holiday

Due to the current events in China and Asia and the CoronaVirus, a number of clients have been in contact with me in regards to their yacht charters.
They have been concerned and asking what it means if anything to their yacht charter vacation here in Phuket. So to give you all an overview, I thought I would give you an update on what the situation is here in Phuket.

This blog page is intended to act as a point of reference for updates on the virus in Thailand and Phuket in general. We are keeping abreast of all news and developments and will keep our clients up to date with any relevant news and information. Currently, though there is not a reason for concern here in Phuket, and as long as precautions are taken then it will minimalise your chances (if any) of infection.

Hygiene and Cleanliness Instructions
Current Overview

General Suggestions during your stay here in Phuket

General Health Offical's suggestions for travellers:

  • Bring hand sanitizing gel or purchase locally for daily use (We can advise on where to purchase if required)
  • Carefully wash hands during the day with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds. (Most people do this anyway on a regular basis)
  • Use sanitizing gel if soap and water are not available
  • Try to avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. (This is a rule for avoiding standard germ transmissions ie a common cold)
  • Refrain from drinking water from unknown sources. (Bottled water is always available widely on the island and onboard your yachts)
  • Avoid areas of large concentrations of the populace - ie Shopping Malls etc (Common sense really)


Epic Charters notes:

  • For Clients who are looking to book a charter here in Phuket, we are happy to discuss your concerns in person via WhatsApp, LINE or Messenger
  • Clients who currently have bookings with us then we will advise you on any changes - your safety and concern is our main priority.
  • Customers who are looking to book a charter in the next few months are able to do so.
  • We will be happy to provide our services as normal.

For information on your clients’ upcoming trip to Southeast Asia with us, please contact your dedicated Sales Executive directly.

For the most up-to-date information from WHO, please visit the following links:

The World Health Organization’s advice for international traffic in relation to the coronavirus

The World Health Organization’s novel coronavirus situation reports


Situation Report: 29.01.2020

Of the 6,065 reported cases of the virus, the large majority are in mainland China Other cases have been found in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, Singapore, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Cambodia. No cases discovered outside China have been fatal.  

Overview of Asian Destinations: 29.01.2020

Vietnam: Two Chinese travellers have been quarantined in HCMC, Vietnam. Vietnam has banned all incoming flights from Wuhan. Thailand: 14 recorded cases (mostly Chinese tourists, or Thai citizens who travelled to Wuhan) 5 of the patients have already fully recovered and been discharged. No serious cases reported. Phuket has no cases reported. Cambodia: One reported case in Sihanoukville, of a Chinese tourist who remains in quarantine in a stable condition for precaution. Laos & Myanmar: There are currently no reported/suspected cases in Laos or Myanmar.
Current Overview

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