Sunday, November 28, 2021

Bangkok’s Grand Palace and Wat Pho reopen with ‘SHA Plus’ certificate

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently presented the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) Plus Certificate to three of Bangkok’s most famous and revered attractions, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and the City Pillar Shrine.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said, “The SHA Plus certification indicated that an attraction or a business not only had in place the required safety and hygiene standards to control COVID-19, but that at least 70 percent of its employees had been fully vaccinated.

“The SHA Plus standard criteria also requires that all – or 100 percent – or frontline staff be fully vaccinated as part of the assurance to international travellers who are returning to Thailand following the broader reopening schemes from 1 November that the safety and well-being of all visitors is of utmost importance to Thailand.”

The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and City Pillar Shrine received SHA certification in 2020, and this year have continuously upgraded their sanitary and health measures, which is reflected in the upgraded certification to SHA Plus. They are among 510 SHA Plus-certified attractions and businesses in Bangkok (as of 5 November, 2021).

All three attractions reopened to the public on 1 November, 2021, after a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the same day on which Thailand began…

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