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First Group Of Golf Quarantine Tourists Arrive In Thailand

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing so called "golf quarantine" here in Thailand and this is distinguished from so called "villa quarantine". We have made a video contemporaneously with this one where we discussed "Villa Quarantine” which seems to be a Phuket specific thing for now. 

We have discussed golf quarantine rather at length. It is basically a program wherein folks who are coming in to be tourists and Thailand who enjoy golf, can go to a golf resort and be able to enjoy rounds of golf during the day notwithstanding the fact that they are in quarantine. 

In a recent article from the Pattaya News, that is, the article is titled: Thailand to Welcome First Group of Foreign Tourists from South Korea Under Golf Quarantine Campaign Tonight. This article was written and published Friday 19th February, 2021. Quoting directly: "The first group of 41 South Korean tourists is scheduled to be arriving in Thailand tonight, February 19th, under a Golf Quarantine campaign authorized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. They will directly depart from Inchon International Airport at 7.05 p.m. local time via Korean Air to Suvarnabhumi Airport at 11:20 p.m. according to TAT Deputy Director Jiranee Poonnayom.

So Golf Quarantine, discussed this at length in a couple of other videos. I definitely think this is something that so long as this quarantine regime continues there are going to be folks who are going to have some interest in it. I have to be honest, if I had to come back to Thailand and undergo quarantine, I play a little golf, I haven't played much in years but I would avail myself of Golf Quarantine if I had no choice between Golf Quarantine and just standard Alternative State Quarantine. There is nothing wrong with these quarantine hotels. Their facilities are perfectly adequate according to a lot of our clients but our clients tell us that you get a little bit stir crazy in any given set of four walls for a prolonged period of time and fortunately, this golf quarantine at least provides some rest but you can be outdoors; you can play some golf in the sun. Yeah your parameters are very constricted compared to total freedom for lack of a better term but the fact is that in my opinion, at least for those that like to be able to get out a little bit, stretch their legs, it is a degree better than just being in standard Alternative State Quarantine and having to deal with going through that without having the ability to avail yourself of a great deal of time outdoors.