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Government approved an additional system to welcome visitors, Thailand Pass Hotel & Swab System

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration approved the Thailand Pass Hotel & Swab System. The new system would complement the Test & Go entry scheme by monitoring the visitors after arrival.

CCSA spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said the center approved the Thailand Pass Hotel & Swab System (TPHS). It would be connected to the Thailand Pass system to ensure the tracking of visitors. This way, the visitors would know about the results of their COVID-19 tests in a shorter time.

Dr. Taweesilp said that from July to October last year, about 65,000 visitors had arrived. With the implementation of the Test & Go entry scheme, the country received 321,752 visitors. After the Test & Go had been improved and resumed this month, 32,713 travelers already registered for their entry through the scheme, he said.

Besides, CCSA approved lower fees for COVID-19 tests that would take effect on March 1, he said.

An antigen test kit that people will buy will be priced at 55 baht, down from 80 baht. An ATK for which the National Health Security Office will pay for service units will be priced at no more than 250 baht, down from 300 baht. RT-PCR test would cost 900 baht.

The CCSA meeting also acknowledged the preparation of 17 quarantine venues for accommodating 1,368 migrant workers in border provinces as Thailand needs more migrant seasonal farmworkers. (TNA)

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