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First golf quarantine guests complete stay at central Thailand resort

Maya Taylor

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Thailand has hosted the first group of international tourists to carry out a “golf quarantine” stay. 42 golfers (41 from South Korea and 1 from Japan) flew into Thailand on February 19, entering quarantine at the Artitaya Golf Resort in the central province of Nakhon Nayok.

Guests following Thailand’s golf quarantine programme are required to remain in their rooms for the first 3 days of their stay, after which they can roam freely around the resort and play golf. The Tourism Authority of Thailand has confirmed that during their stay, guests are tested 3 times for Covid-19.

In order to qualify for golf quarantine, travellers must arrive from a “low-risk” country and be in possession of all the paperwork required to enter Thailand, including a Certificate of Entry, adequate health insurance, and evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours before travel.

On March 2, 12 days into the golfers’ quarantine stay, a number of officials, including Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn and TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn, conducted an inspection of the resort. They were accompanied by Thares Kratsanai Rawiwong from the Department of Health Service Support and were welcomed by provincial governor, Amphon Angkapakornkul.

The TAT says the purpose of the inspection is to boost confidence in Thailand’s golf facilities. In addition to the Artitaya resort, Thailand has another 5 golf resorts that have been approved as quarantine facilities: 3 in the western province of Kanchanaburi, 1 in the central province of Phetchaburi, and 1 in the northern province of Chiang Mai.

SOURCE: TAT News

 

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    EdwardV

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:50 am

    There was an article on CNN last week about this. Turns out they are all businessmen who were going to quarantine anyway. On the plus side they liked the golf.

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    Issan John

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Interesting, Ed V.

    $2,240 / 68,000 baht per head for ASLQ at the golf course, reportedly.

    If that was all-inclusive (unlimited rounds, caddies, buggies, etc, plus meals, accommodation, etc) that’s amazingly cheap.

    If correct, given the staff and running costs and that the course was closed for the duration it’s hard to see how that could be profitable.

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    James A Burke

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    NEVER COME TO THAILAND IF FORCED TO HAVE VACCINE .THEY WILL KILL TOURISM FOR EVER

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    Ben

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    When they started letting tourists into Thailand late last year they initially started with low risk countries then realized their process pretty much guaranteed anyone going through it with COVID would be discovered. So they opened it up to anyone from any country.

    How is golf any different? How is letting people from the west into the golf quarantine going to increase risk of COVID?

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    EdwardV

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I think it’s more a macro than micro thing, a loss leader if you will. I think government is trying to create more interest which would translate into more tourism. After all as you point out, the golf course can’t be making much if anything from the scheme. It’s why the government is already planning to expand the quarantine resort idea they started in Phuket. Again another idea where the individual facility can’t be making much. The plan is to expand to multiple resorts in each of Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Kho Samui starting as early as April. Personally I don’t think much of the idea, they are just not going to get enough tourists to make a difference. It seems to me Thailand is grasping at straws to get things going. Thailand is starting to get desperate as the economy is taking a very bad turn. They need to get tourism going again. I can’t see any other reason why they are pushing to open up to vaccinated tourist in July.

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    Issan John

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I wondered the same thing, Ben. The only guess I could come up with was that some were less “quarantined” than others and there was an increased risk of cross-transmission to / from others in quarantine.

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    Nipral

    Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Gee !!! 41 !!! Gigantic success !!! Congrats Prayut !!! All you need now is another 28.999.959 golfers to get in … Easy !!!

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