Thailand to Track its Tourists via Digital Wristbands

Thailand to Track its Tourists via Digital Wristbands

Are you planning to head to Thailand for the holidays? There is a chance that you may have to wear a digital wristband all the time. The local authorities are planning to track their tourists and monitor their health as a precautionary measure. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, commercial flights were banned since April, in October Thailand received its first group of tourists from China. 

South-East Asian countries are famous as a vacation spot for tourists all around the world but were shut for an extended period of time. According to the reports, Thailand has done exceptionally well in dealing with the COVID-19 and was also hesitant to open its borders for tourism.

Finally, Bangkok allowed tourists from Shanghai and have plans to stay for over a month; the first 14 days are typical to be in quarantine, in a hotel or government-approved hospital.

Thailand has wheeled out a digital band which is going to be a mandate for foreign tourists for tracking purposes. According to the statement, the wristband will be capable of measuring the body temperature, with a careful reading triggering a signal to nearby health officials. This will also help the tourist to give them directions if they are lost in the country and can find their way back. The digital smart band will be made mandatory for all the tourists travelling to Thailand. 

There is a special tourist visa at 2,000 baht that is going to be available for travellers from low-risk countries. For instance, those tourists who will be allowed to enter the country if they have family members then will need to acquire a fit to fly certificate from a doctor. There has to be a separate PCR Covid-19 test certificate along with a health insurance policy which will cover coronavirus treatment for at least US$100,000 in Thailand as per news report.