To boost up tourism, Thailand introduces Yacht quarantine scheme

Published on : Monday, March 15, 2021

Here’s a deal from the government, if you are planning to enjoy a holiday break in Thailand but taken aback due to the obligatory 14 days quarantine on arrival. In order to boost up tourism post pandemic, the Digital Economy Promotion Agency of the government, along with partners, Advanced Info Service, the well-known telecom group, has announced the yacht quarantine program. With the program already started accepting yachters for a trial run, visitors with a negative PCR test for the coronavirus will spend the quarantine period onboard a yacht or small cruise ship in Phuket.

As per the reports, participants will have to wear a smart wristband that keeps an eye on the vital signs like the temperature and blood pressure, along with tracking the location of the wearer via GPS. Even at sea, the device will broadcast information, within a radius of 10 kms. In the new “Digital Yacht Quarantine” project, Flo Corporation has collaborated with Phatchree Tour Group, a concessionaire to manage the port- Ao Por boat, Nakhon Ratchasima. Phuket will operate by providing NB-IoT Wristband Tourist Tracking registration service for tourists to wear for 14 days for detention on yachts. It will also create a medical team to test for COVID infection on board.


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