Gearing up for reopening, Phuket has introduced an online registration platform for the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificate.
In the Phuket Sandbox model for reopening the island, one of the proposed conditions is that fully vaccinated foreign visitors are required to stay in an ‘SHA Plus’ accommodation and must show proof of the booking at such establishment when applying for the ‘Certificate of Entry’.
Thereby, Phuket Province encourages venues and businesses which has received Amazing Thailand SHA-certified to register for the ‘SHA Plus’ Certificate if at least 70% of their staff are vaccinated.
Phuket also launches a website called ‘Phuket Must Win’ for registering. The website develops a smart data system to track the vaccination record of staff at each venue and business and analyses a large amount of aggregate data and provides insights as to which establishment already has met the criteria to receive the ‘SHA Plus’ certificate.
Currently, there are 1,389 venues and businesses across Phuket that have received the Amazing Thailand SHA certificate. These include 882 in the hotel, accommodation and homestay category; 169 in the restaurants and diners’ category; 157 in the travel agency category, and 181 in other categories.
The Amazing Thailand SHA was introduced by TAT in May 2020, using to assess 10 types of businesses that meet the health and safety criteria. Ten types of business include restaurants and diners; hotels, accommodation and homestays; recreational activities and tourist attractions; transportation; travel agencies; health and beauty; department stores and shopping centers; sports for tourism; activities and meetings, theatres and entertainment, and souvenir shops and other shops.