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Welcome to the February issue of the Asian Golf Insider, the source for news-breaking information about golf in Asia. Also, unique golf-playing tips for Southeast Asia's tropical environment and our latest tournament offers are all parts of this newsletter.

Given your questions concerning the new Thailand entry without quarantine programs, I have summarized the most accurate information available for your convenience:

There are two quarantine-free programs available for entering Thailand.

1) The Sandbox program continues and now includes Phuket and Pattaya golf destinations. Other sandbox destinations like Hua Hin and Chiang Mai are under discussion. Sandbox programs require seven nights in an approved hotel and two PCR tests at the airport or designated clinic. Many hotels participate in the program.

2) The Test & Go program goes into effect on February 1, and all applicants must show proof of hotel booking on Day 1 and Day 5. Golfers are free to travel anywhere between these two days. There are only limited hotels set up for the program, and most are in Bangkok, with more planned in the following weeks.

The Test & Go program covers Hua Hin, and our major golf tournaments in March and May are proceeding and filling up fast.

Golfasian assist golfers with the entry documents required for the Thailand Pass approval. The system sounds complicated but is relatively easy and efficient. We are here to answer all travel questions and make for seamless entry. Golfasisan is also up to date on flight schedules and can suggest international carriers with the best service, rates, and schedules.

Outside Thailand, Cambodia, and Dubai welcome vaccinated travelers without quarantine. More destinations plan to relax entry requirements in the coming months. Additional country-specific information is below, and Golfasian is available in each location to provide additional breaking information.

I thank those who recently replied to me and provided phenomenal trip ideas. Please keep the suggestions flowing. The entire Golfasian team looks forward to working with you on upcoming golf travels. Regardless of when governments allow cross-border travel, your curated golf experience will be ready to go and you are that much closer to your dreams.

I hope to see everyone as soon as international golf travel resumes. Until the next month, happy golfing!

Mark Siegel, Managing Director

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: Must be vaccinated and take PCR test on arrival.
Local Travel Possible: Yes; regional flights possible
Quarantine Required: None

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Regions Open: Restricted destinations
Entry Restrictions: Must be vaccinated and take PCR test. Must be part of tour group
Local Travel Possible: No
Quarantine Required: 7 Days 

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Regions Open: Langkawi for tourists
Entry Restrictions: Must be vaccinated and take PCR test prior to flight
Local Travel Possible: Yes
Quarantine Required: 7 Days 

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: Must be vaccinated, take PCR test and travel on Vaccine Travel Lane flight (VTL).
Local Travel Possible: Yes;
Quarantine Required: None

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Regions Open: Full country
Entry Restrictions: Must be vaccinated take ATK test prior to and after arrival.
Local Travel Possible: Yes
Quarantine Required: None

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Regions Open: Jakarta and Manado
Entry Restrictions: Must be vaccinated and take PCR test on arrival
Local Travel Possible: No
Quarantine Required: 5 Days 

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Be part of an exciting golf tournament in a fun format, the Amari Hua Hin Skins Golf Week during 19-24 March, 2022, starting at US$1,100. Final call, there is a 15% discount on offer for registrations by 15 February to welcome you back and we expect spots to be sold out quicker than a new iPhone release. You may not have the best score for the week but you could still win the most prizes! More information & registration here.


lfasian Major Events:
Amari Hua Hin Skins Golf Week 2022 1 19 - 24 Mar. 2022 Hua Hin, Thailand
Centara World Masters 2022 8 - 14 May 2022 Hua Hin, Thailand
AVANI Pattaya 2 Ball Golf Championship 2022 15 - 21 May 2022 Pattaya, Thailand
Phuket Golf Challenge 27 - 31 Jul. 2022 Phuket, Thailand
Mercure Pattaya Men’s Open Golf Week 2022 4 - 10 Sep. 2022 Pattaya, Thailand
AccorHotels Vietnam World Masters 2022 11 - 17 Sep. 2022 Danang, Vietnam

Pattaya located on the Gulf of Thailand – 1 hour from Bangkok and 30 minutes from U-Tapao airports, respectively. From a fishing village in the 1960s, Pattaya has emerged as one of Asia’s best golf destinations. Unlike other Thailand golf resorts, where one or two famous courses are used as magnets to attract golfers, Pattaya makes an all-out attempt to provide the best golf for players of all abilities.

To book your tailored travel package and find out more information, please email us.

Chee Chan Golf Resort, designed by Golfplan - Dale & Ramsey Golf Course Architects, offers golfers the chance to play on one of Asia's most beautiful modern courses. Located in the famed Khao Chee Chan Buddha's shadows and providing views of the nearby resort city of Pattaya, Jomtien, and the Gulf of Thailand, Chee Chan is as visually stunning as it is a golfing challenge.

Read more about Chee Chan Golf Resort.

The Muscat Ungentlemanly Golf Society is on the 27th Asian Tour in Phuket, organized by Golfasian and wearing a Fenix XCell tour-tested performance polo shirt. The MUGS are formerly Expats that started life out in Muscat, Oman and are now spread far and wide (Queensland Oz, Malaysia, UAE, Spain, UK, US). They meet every year and enjoy the catch up and a few rounds of golf.


Golfasian has been SHA + (Safety & Health Administration Plus) accredited by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. As Thailand is slowly preparing to re-open its borders for international golf travelers, an initiative by the Tourism Authority of Thailand has provided a selected number of tour operators and DMCs who underwent stringent safety & health checks with the SHA +(Safety & Health Administration Plus) accreditation.

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