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Thailand allows visitors to play golf in quarantine

Visitors to Thailand will now be able to spend their time in quarantine playing golf, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).

Six resorts have been approved by the government for quarantine for foreign golfers with advance arrangements.

Quarantining visitors will be able to move around the resorts and also play golf, rather than just isolate in their rooms.

“The open-air set up and private villas make the propagation of the Covid-19 less likely while attracting a high-contribution clientele,” said Benoit Badufle, a luxury tourism expert.

Thailand’s tourism industry has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The country has been attempting to re-open its borders to tourists, including by offering extended 90-day tourist visas, which can be renewed twice.

However, anyone entering Thailand must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure as well as $100,000 worth of insurance that covers treatment of Covid-19.