More details on Thailand “Golf Quarantine” for foreigners

Hole 2, par-4. December 21, 2010. Thai Country Club, Bangkok, Thailand. Mandatory credit: Richard Castka/Sportpix International

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The Pattaya News/TPN National has had a number of e-mails and messages asking about golf quarantine which was formally announced by the Thai Government last week and we wanted to take a moment to address some of the questions.

The Thai Cabinet and Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved golf quarantine on Tuesday of last week, December 8th.  As the proposal has just been approved details are limited and the exact process for signing up is still not available as of today, December 13th, 2020.

Based on emails alone it seems there is a large amount of interest in this type of quarantine but likely won’t be available for several more weeks as the quarantine goes from an approved proposal to reality.

It is likely one will be able to review and price the quarantines available through the official Thai ASQ Paradise web portal located here: https://asq.locanation.com/. As of today, however, it is not on the web site as an option but The Thai Tourism Authority has said to “stay tuned.”

Below is a recent official press release from the Thai Tourism Authority regarding the announcement of Golf Quarantine:

 

Bangkok, 09 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to provide the latest update from the Ministry of Public Health’s Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for COVID-19 regarding golf quarantine.

Published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 7 December, 2020, with immediate effect, the EOC announced that foreign golfers with advance arrangements for golfing in Thailand will be allowed to undergo a golf quarantine as an alternative local state quarantine option.

During the quarantine period, foreign golfers will be able to enjoy golfing and health-related activities at the golf course at their own expense.

Foreign golfers wishing to visit Thailand during this time need to apply for a visa, which can include a Single-Entry Tourist Visa (TR) or a Special Tourist Visa (STV).

It is highly recommended for interested golfers to enquire at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home country before making any bookings. This is because the application for both the TR and STV is to be made only in the traveler’s country of origin at a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General.

Thailand is a dream destination for golfers from all around the world, as it has amazing golfing facilities. With more than 250 golf courses ideally located throughout the country, these top quality courses also offer reasonable green fees and friendly caddies to attract golfers to visit this amazing place.

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