The SHA and SHA Plus logos are currently granted to tourism sites, hotels, and restaurants for the latter to put up for display, to assure visitors and customers that the respective venue implements safety measures against COVID-19. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) presented the SHA Plus logo to two well-known tourist sites in Bangkok.
Wat Pho or Phra Chetuphon Temple, in Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok, was one of the two landmarks in the capital city to receive the logo. TAT deputy governor for domestic market Thapanee Kiatphaibool and public health ministry representatives presented the SHA+ logo to the abbot of Wat Pho.
Bangkok City Pillar Shrine, also in Phra Nakhon district, was the other landmark to be granted the SHA+ logo. The logo signifies that the venue adheres to Covid safety standards and that at least 70% of personnel have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Wat Pho is now open to tourists, who may visit from 8 am to 4.30 pm each day. Bangkok City Pillar Shrine has also been opened to visitors, who may roam about at the site from 6 am to 6.30 pm each day.
Miss Thapanee said the TAT has expanded the bandwidth available to the SHA and SHA+ online registration system in response to issues experienced by system users previously. She said approval of logo usage by a venue would take no more than 3 days, provided that the applicant supplied the complete set of paperwork. 20,608 sites in Thailand have now been certified under the SHA standard.
The TAT is currently aiming to realize 300,000 foreign tourist arrivals each month.