Dtac also reports it is collaborating with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to monitor everyone traveling from foreign countries, both Thais and foreigners.
Lih Ren How, Chief Marketing Officer at Total Access Communication Public Company Limited, or dtac, said, “dtac is ready to support government policy on keeping track of anyone who travels from high-risk countries to Thailand by using the mobile phone network. We collaborate with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to monitor everyone traveling from foreign countries, both Thais and foreigners. Everybody will receive COVID-19 screening from officials from the Ministry of Public Health and the Immigration Bureau. This procedure is to ensure public awareness, whether it be travelers coming to Thailand or Thai people, about COVID-19 tracking and precautions.
dtac has set up a booth with staff who will offer dtac Happy Tourist SIM Cards for foreigners visiting Thailand at a screening checkpoint of the Department of Disease Control. The SIM Cards are available at 49 baht and can be used for 14 days.
Foreign travellers who use roaming service in Thailand can download the AOT Airport application from Airports of Thailand Pcl. The application will allow travellers to fill out their information. This will help the government to contact and keep track of the travellers as the Covid-19 outbreak evolves.
Foreign travellers who have no plans to use roaming service are required to buy SIM cards at the checkpoint.
The state agencies have jointly launched a measure to require all foreign tourists arriving at all international airports in Thailand to download an AOT Airports application onto their mobile phones as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country. The measures took effect from March 12.
The requirement also applies to Thai returnees from high-risk countries.
Once the app is downloaded, they will have to fill in the required information — name, surname, passport ID, mobile phone number, e-mail address and present them to the immigration officials on duty . The information will be stored for 14 days after arrival.
In the case of a virus-infected person, the information given will enable related state agencies to follow protocols.The state agencies will also be able to trace and inform passengers on the same flight as the infected individual.