Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

Vaccinated golfing tourists could soon be returning to Thailand

POSTED ON April 21, 2021 @ 7:59 pm

Amazing ThailandThe Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA), chaired by Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, has approved the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) three-stage roadmap to reopen six major tourist provinces to vaccinated foreign tourists.

This development follows the Royal Thai Government’s announcement that Thailand has reduced quarantine for international arrivals from April 1, which includes the reduction of quarantine from 14 days to seven days for vaccinated international arrivals involving the 11 groups of people currently permitted to enter Thailand.

Roadmap

The TAT’s reopening roadmap will take place in stages in the second, third and fourth quarters of this year, specifically for vaccinated foreign tourists arriving in Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, Surat Thani (Ko Samui), Chon Buri (Pattaya) and Chiang Mai – Thailand’s major tourist destinations.

In Stage One, from April to June, vaccinated foreign tourists will be allowed to undergo quarantine in Government-approved hotels or other facilities under a ‘0+7 nights + designated routes’ model. After completing the first seven nights, they will be allowed to visit other destinations in Thailand.

The ‘0+7 nights + designated routes’ model means that during quarantine, vaccinated foreign tourists will be allowed to engage in leisure activities within the premises of their hotels or other accommodation establishments. They will also be allowed to engage in outside travel activities within designated areas in their selected destination of arrival.

Stage two

In Stage Two, from July to September, Phuket will be the first destination to lift quarantine requirements for vaccinated foreign tourists under the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ programme.

However, they will be restricted to travel activities within designated areas in Phuket for seven days and will then be allowed to visit other Thai destinations.

Vaccinated foreign tourist arrivals to five other major tourist destinations – Krabi, Phang Nga, Surat Thani (Ko Samui), Chon Buri (Pattaya) and Chiang Mai – will still be required to undergo quarantine under a ‘0+7 nights + designated routes’ model.

Stage Three

Under Stage Three, from October to December, all five other major tourist destinations will join Phuket in lifting quarantine requirements for vaccinated foreign tourists.

As in Phuket, tourists will be restricted to travel activities within designated areas in these destinations for seven days before they are allowed to visit other Thai destinations.

Upon arrival in all stages, vaccinated foreign tourists will be required to undergo a Covid-19 screening, including RT-PCR tests, and download the specified alert application.

In order to be eligible to enter Thailand, vaccinated foreign tourists still need to have all of their advance arrangements in good order for arrival and entry.

These include a valid visa or re-entry permit, a Certificate of Entry (COE) issued by the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate; a Covid-19 health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of US$100,000; confirmation of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel booking, and a medical certificate with a RT-PCR laboratory result indicating that Covid-19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before departure.

Interested vaccinated foreign tourists are recommended to enquire at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in their home country for more details.

In addition, in line with the Royal Thai Government’s announcement, vaccinated international arrivals must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved and registered with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) or approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO), no less than 14 days before the travelling date.

They must also be from countries with no mutated strain of SAR-CoV-2 virus as announced and constantly updated by the MoPH.

Related Articles:

Thailand quarantine on golf course approved

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Clublinks Appointed Minnippi Golf Course Operators in Landmark 25yr Contract

Brisbane City Council has confirmed the appointment of...

Golf Business Forum PGA Expo partners with SHANX

Australia’s most influential golf business event, Golf Business...

Husband/Wife Team Give Marsden Golf Driving Range A New Lease On Life

The Marsden Golf Driving Range, located in the...

NZ: Golfers cry foul over plans to open courses for more people, activities

Golfers are accusing Auckland Council of foul play over a plan to develop courses into more versatile public spaces. The council is...

Parts of Northcote public golf course set aside for community use

A section of Northcote’s public golf course will be freed for community use in a small win for residents, who have been...

Golf Matters 2022, NZ Golf Conference and Expo Key Speakers

The NZCIG is excited to be full steam ahead with Golf Matters 2022, NZ Golf Conference and Expo! Please have a look...

NZ: Thousands of homes proposed for Auckland's Formosa Golf Club

Thousands of homes and apartments are proposed for coastal land in south-east Auckland, with much of the development on the privately owned...

Registration is open for Women's Golf Day Palooza!

There’s less than a week to go until WGD Palooza – the now annual virtual celebration of golf with...

Jack Nicklaus is Being Sued By the Nicklaus Companies

Nicklaus, 82, is being sued for breach of contract with the Nicklaus Companies, as well as tortious interference and...

ASIA: Nine-Hole Putting Green Addition at Laguna National

Laguna National Golf Resort Club’s latest golfing offering is on track to be unveiled before the mid-way point of...

ASIA: David Rollo steps into Asian Tour Chief Operating Officer role

The Asian Tour is pleased to announce the appointment of David Rollo as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Rollo, who...

Peter O'Malley awarded PGA Life Membership

The back-up plan was to work as a greenkeeper at Bathurst Golf Club but such was Peter O’Malley’s talent...

Iona Investigates: Golf's health benefits in new video series

Golf’s widespread physical, mental and social health benefits have been brought to life in a new video series from...