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"Golf Quarantine" in Thailand for Special Tourist Visas?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing the notion of a "golf quarantine" in Thailand.

For those who are unaware, and I doubt regular viewers of this channel are unaware of this, but there is currently a mandatory quarantine associated with the response to COVID-19 in Thailand. Those coming into Thailand for any reason including Thai Nationals have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at either a State Quarantine facility for Thai Nationals or Alternative State Quarantine for foreign nationals; possibly Alternative Local Quarantine which may be outside of Bangkok in another place that is not in Bangkok.

That stated everyone that comes into Thailand at least of the time of this video has to quarantine. An interesting article from the Pattaya Mail, that is, the article is titled: Thailand Approves "Golf Quarantine" for Foreign Golfers with "Special Tourist Visa". Quoting directly: “Published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on December 7th, 2020 with immediate effect, the EOC announced that foreign golfers with advanced 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."  I urge you to go to the Pattaya Mail, if you are watching this video and you are interested in more information on the details of that go to the to find that article. 

Now the reason we are bringing this up is it is clear to me that Thai Authorities are trying to be increasingly accommodative. They are trying it looks to me like to encourage tourism and this in my opinion is one of the reasons why they are looking at options like in another video we made where we discuss extending the Visa Exemption period time. Moving forward, they are also looking to the Special Tourist Visa it seems to be coming into increasingly wide use and then on top of that now they are trying to come up with ways to make the quarantine at least somewhat palatable for foreign tourists and this golf quarantine appears to be an initiative to go ahead and do just that; make it more accommodating to those coming into Thailand. 

Now exactly how this will work out remains to be seen. We will certainly update you on the status of this situation as it evolves.