Bangkok, 14 January, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) wish to present the newest replace on the COVID-19 prevention and management measures utilized by transportation suppliers serving the higher Bangkok Metropolitan Space.
Adherence to Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Scenario Administration (CCSA) recommendation, which proved vital to final yr’s early success continues to pay dividends in 2021.
Since early March 2020, the CCSA has remained vigilant in advising each guests and the Thai basic public at giant to keep up DMHTT precautions to forestall the unfold of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Masks sporting, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature test, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing software.
In relation to the BTS Skytrain, MRT Subway and Airport Rail Hyperlink, stringent measures have been in place because the begin of the outbreak to make sure journey on these networks is as secure as it will possibly probably be throughout COVID-19.
For the well being and security of all, temperature screening is in place and passengers are required to observe social distancing guidelines, put on a face masks always, and to scrub their arms earlier than coming into and exiting the practice methods (hand sanitiser is supplied in any respect stations).
Any passengers not sporting a face masks is not going to be allowed to buy tickets or cross via the automated gates to the trains. The identical applies for any passengers who refuse or keep away from temperature screening.
Along with these DMHTT precautions, listed below are some additional ideas advisable for passengers to assist them keep secure: chorus from speaking whereas inside practice carriages; keep away from touching the nostril, mouth and eyes; carry a private bottle of hand gel; permit for additional travelling time because of the precautions in place; if there are seats vacant use these quite than standing and holding on to straps/poles; if doable attempt to journey outdoors of the morning and night peak rush hours, particularly if having to undergo intra-change stations.
To date in 2021, social distancing measures utilized final yr that restricted the variety of individuals travelling on a practice and the discharge of passengers via station platforms and on/off trains in staged numbers haven’t been wanted. Nevertheless, this might change at any time and if these measures are employed, it typically leads to longer travelling time. If the scenario requires, extra trains could also be added through the rush hours.
In the meantime, those that use the Airport Rail Hyperlink to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport will see there may be now a QR code scanning level on the Airport’s station. That is certainly one of 9 QR factors, which have been put in across the Airport, for the scanning of the Thai Chana contact tracing software and set up of the Mor Chana tracing software to make use of these collectively.
Alongside Bangkok’s rising rail networks, the nation’s first electrical ferry boat companies made their debut in late 2020. MINE Sensible Ferries, manufactured and operated by Thailand-based Vitality Absolute, in December started operating a fleet of environment-friendly electrical ferry boats alongside a 23-kilometre route on the Chao Phraya River. All cabins are air-conditioned and have their very own disinfection system, and similar to on the trains, passengers are requested to abide by the DMHTT precautions and social distancing, face masks and handwashing measures.
Again in Might 2020, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and tourism and well being authorities launched a novel certification scheme known as ‘Superb Thailand Security and Well being Administration’ (SHA), which certifies that an operator or institution meets the hygiene and well being security requirements through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The transportation class consists of Nakhonchai Air, certainly one of Thailand’s largest bus firms working from Bangkok, to many factors within the North and Northeast together with Khon Kaen, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nong Khai and Ubon Ratchathani.
As well as, about 100 Seize taxis had been awarded the Superb Thailand SHA certificates.