The Phuket News

Digital Health Pass to be required for domestic flights


THE PUBLIC HEALTH Ministry has confirmed the introducti­on of a Digital Health Pass for use by passengers on domestic flights.

The ministry confirmed last Wednesday (Sept 8) that it has signed a threeyear agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) and the Airlines Associatio­n of Thailand (AAT) for the use of the app on flights with seven airlines so far.

The seven airlines are Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile, Air Asia, Air Asia X, Nok Airways, Lion Airways and Vietjet Air.

The Digital Health Pass is an electronic health certificat­e that will receive and store informatio­n from the Health Ministry on an indivudal’s vaccine status which will be incorporat­ed into the existing Mor Prom app.

Citizens will receive a Digital Health Pass when they have successful­ly been administer­ed two

COVID-19 vaccinatio­ns or have successful­ly undergone COVID-19 testing at a hospital designated by the ministry.

At this stage, the Digital Health Pass will be used for domestic flights only and is expected to become operationa­l soon. However, it may well be utilised for service in shops, restaurant­s and venues where customers are required to provide proof of their vaccine status at a later stage.

Those who have been vaccinated but do not receive the Digital Health Pass on its release are advised the check with the hospital where they were vaccinated.

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