Thai Tourism Minister proposes golf course quarantine for foreigners

Revealed on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Thai Tourism Minister stated on Monday that he had proposed a plan to permit foreigners to quarantine in a number of the nation’s many golf resorts to spice up the ailing tourism sector through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re discussing with the Public Well being Ministry and the nation’s coronavirus taskforce to supply lodge and golf quarantine for vacationers with medical certificates,” Minister PhiphatRatchakitprakarn instructed reporters.
International vacationers would be capable to spend the two-week quarantine interval at a specified resort and transfer round within the lodge space and likewise play golf, he stated, reasonably than simply isolating of their rooms.

The plan, which is topic to the approval of the cupboard, comes because the Southeast Asian nation grapples with a second wave of coronavirus infections after managing to largely include group unfold for months.

Thailand has reported a comparatively low 10,547 Covid-19 infections and 67 deaths, although since a number of clusters emerged in December the nation has been recording a number of hundred new circumstances a day.

Thailand attracted 40 million vacationers in 2019 who spent 1.91 trillion baht ($63.four billion), however the variety of guests dived through the pandemic after its borders have been sealed, devastating resorts, eating places and vacationer spots that relied on foreigner guests.

A particular visa scheme that was began final 12 months for lengthy keep guests has attracted about 1,000 guests, Phiphat stated.

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