March 13, 2020 – Total Access Communication Public Company Limited, or dtac, offers dtac Happy Tourist SIM Cards that will help track foreigners arriving from COVID-10 high-risk countries at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Phuket International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport and Mae Fah Luang – Chiang Rai International Airport which fall under Airports of Thailand PCL from today onwards.
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 travelers who use roaming service in Thailand can download the AOT Airport application from Airports of Thailand PCL. The application will allow travelers to fill out their information. This will help the government to contact and keep track of the travelers as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves. Foreign travelers who have no plans to use roaming service are required to buy SIM Cards at the checkpoint. This policy has been in effect since March 12, 2020.
Puttipong Punnakan, Minister of Digital Economy and Society (DES) (Fourth from left), Thakoon Tanthasith, Secretary-General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) (Fifth from left), andLertratana Ratananakul, Senior Vice President, Head of Government Relations of Total Access Communication Public Company Limited, or dtac, (Second from right) made an announcement at Suvarnabhumi Airport about the policy for anyone traveling to Thailand to download AOT Airport application or buy dtac Happy Tourist SIM Cards at the Department of Disease Control’s checkpoint to monitor foreigners arriving from countries at risk of COVID-19.