Thai minister for 'golfing quarantine' to improve tourism
Thailand's Tourism Minister said on Mon he previously proposed a approach to permit foreigners to quarantine in a few of the country's many golf resorts to boost the ailing tourism sector through the coronavirus pandemic."We are discussing with the Public Health and wellbeing Ministry and the country's coronavirus taskforce to provide hotel and golfing quarantine for travelers with medical certificates," Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn informed reporters.
Foreign tourists can spend the two-week quarantine period at a specific resort and move around on the hotel area and in addition play golf, he stated, instead of just isolating within their rooms. The plan, which is at the mercy of the authorization of the cabinet, comes as the Southeast Asian region grapples with a second wave of coronavirus attacks after managing to mainly contain network spread for months.
Thailand has reported a comparatively low 10,547 COVID-19 infections and 67 deaths, though since several clusters emerged found in December the united states has been recording several hundred new instances a evening. Thailand attracted 40 million travelers in 2019 who put in 1.91 trillion baht ($63.4 billion), but the number of tourists dived through the pandemic following its borders were sealed, devastating accommodations, restaurants and tourist locations that relied on foreigner tourists. A particular visa scheme that was started this past year for long stay site visitors has attracted about 1,000 guests, Phiphat said.