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The Grand Palace receives Amazing Thailand SHA certificate

Bangkok’s most-visited tourist attraction is now certified with a unique certification that recognises 10 types of tourism-related business for observing the basic standards of hygiene, health and cleanliness for the entire premises, equipment, toilets as well as operational staff.

Bangkok, 17 June, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is honoured to present the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration: SHA” certificate to the Grand Palace, Bangkok’s most-visited tourist attraction.

The Grand Palace is among the 10 types of tourism-related business e.g., restaurants/food outlets, accommodation and convention centres, recreation and tourist attractions, tourist transport vehicles, travel agents/tour operators, health and beauty parlours, department stores and shopping centres, sports stadiums for tourism, theatres/cinemas, and souvenir shops and other stores that are entitled to apply for the Amazing Thailand SHA certificate.

To be awarded the SHA Certification, all establishments must observe the basic standards of hygiene, health and cleanliness for the entire premises, equipment, toilets as well as operational staff.

The Grand Palace reopens to visitors from 7 June, and is open daily from 08.30-15.30 Hrs.

The Amazing Thailand SHA is presented by Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn (left), TAT Governor, to AVM Supichai Soonthornbura (centre), Deputy Secretary-General of the Bureau of the Royal Household.  Also joining the certificate presentation are Dr. Phanpimol Wipulakorn (right), Director-General, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health.

The SHA project has been developed under a collaboration between TAT and a broad range of public and private sector partners including the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Board of Trade of Thailand, Federation of Thai Spa and Wellness Association, Thai Retailers Association, Thai Hotels Association, Association of Domestic Travel, Thai Amusement and Leisure Park Association, Thai Restaurant Association, Thai Spa Association, Thai Boats Association, and Event Management Association.

The project is part of TAT’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis and accelerate recovery in the travel and tourism sector. The Amazing Thailand SHA certification is to prepare Thai tourism operators to be ready for the return of tourism post COVID-19.

Thai tourism-related businesses can register their interest or inquire for more information by contacting TAT’s Tourism Products Department via email: [email protected] or LINE @thailandsha or website or TAT Contact Centre 1672

The SHA guidelines e-Book is available at

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