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Tourism program adds a plus

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This weekend, the Phuket government announced a program whereby businesses can now flout their relative vaccinated status to customers with a certificate with a literal plus.

The Amazing Thailand SHA Plus certification is reached via an online registration from the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration aka SHA.

The government has urged all businesses and venues that are 70% inoculated to sign up for the certificate.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand touted the program in a report, saying:

The website utilises digital technology to develop a smart data system that can track the vaccination record of staff at each venue and business.

It can analyse the large amount of aggregate data and provide insights as to which establishment already has at least 70% of staff inoculated and can be awarded the ‘SHA Plus’

These Amazing Thailand SHA-certified establishments are encouraged to apply for the ‘SHA Plus’ Certificate. This is because one of the proposed conditions under the Phuket Sandbox model is that fully vaccinated foreign visitors are required to stay in a ‘SHA Plus’ accommodation and must show proof of the booking at such establishments when applying for the ‘Certificate of Entry’ or COE.

Further information on the initiative can be found here:

Some may remember when the Amazing Thailand SHA was first introduced to Thailand in May 2020.

SOURCE: The Phuket News


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    Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    There is a plus – if you transit BKK, there is only one flight to Phuket each day. Keeping in mind you are sequestered in a secure part of the airport until you fly out.

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    Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Give up please

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    Malc Thai

    Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Do the 70% have to be single or double inoculated

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    Simon Small

    Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    If the rule is the same as Phuket, one.

    Meaningless BS.

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    Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Not everyone who lands at BKK wants to stay in Bangkok or Phuket. Will the Government make allowances for these people to fast track to their intended destination (Chiang Mai as an example)?

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    J West

    Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    How are they separating all the potentially fatal non vaccinated ” dirty stinking farang” ( of whom there are approx 30,000 on Phuket) from the pure and virus free pole dancers? Is there a badge of some kind….a secret handshake?

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    Dave the wave

    Monday, June 7, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Wait for it… thy are going to force you to eat only at SHA+ restaurants!

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    Monday, June 7, 2021 at 6:05 am

    @Dave the wave – and only go with SHA+ ladies.

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