Foreign tourists are now required to download ‘ThailandPlus’ app prior to arrival
Travellers will be notified and offered recommendations if they have been in close contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases
Bangkok, 25 February, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to advise all foreign tourists who have received the Certificate of Entry (COE) documentation to Thailand that they are now required to download the ThailandPlus application prior to arrival to use when travelling around the country.
Travellers will need to keep the ThailandPlus application on all the time, as they move to different locations around the country. Businesses throughout Thailand prominently display QR codes that are required for check-in and check-out scanning. This includes all types of accommodation, restaurants, shopping centres, and tourism attractions, to mention just a few examples.
In the event that travellers are in close contact with any confirmed COVID-19 cases, they will be notified and offered recommendations.
All information collected is only used for public health purposes and is monitored in a way that does not infringe on a visitor’s right to privacy.
ThailandPlus is the evolution of Thailand’s contract tracing efforts that started last year with the ‘Thai Chana’ and ‘Mor Chana’ applications. All three use GPS and Bluetooth to detect locations visited via a mobile phone combined with QR code scanning that records a traveller’s journey.
First announced in November last year, the ThailandPlus application was developed under collaboration between the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Digital Government Development Agency (Public Organisation). ThailandPlus is available for download in both the Apple App Store and Google Play or by visiting https://thailandplus.in.th/en/download/