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Foreign tourists can now spend the 14-day quarantine at a golf course

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Need to work on your golf swing? Come to Thailand and spend the mandatory 14-day quarantine at a golf course. The Thai Cabinet approved the “golf course quarantine” and the measure will be published in the Royal Gazette this evening, making it official.

Golfers will need to abide by coronavirus prevention measures, like social distancing, while playing rounds. Along with approving quarantine at golf courses, the Cabinet also approved to allow foreigners from any country to apply for the Special Tourist Visa which allows a 90 day stay that can be extended twice, adding up to about 9 months. The visa was initially only open to those from “low risk” countries.

Here’s the official order for golf quarantine:

Golf Quarantine means the detention of people entering the Kingdom of Thailand for the purpose of exercising by playing golf. Playing rounds and doing health activities during quarantine is according to a service program scheduled in advance by the golf business. It is a quarantine, surveillance, prevention and control facility for Covid-19, along with playing golf and doing health activities for a period of time according to the Infectious Disease Situation Management Center. 

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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