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The What is “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration” (SHA) project

The Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration also just in short called SHA project is a result of cooperation between:

    • the Ministry of Tourism and Sports,
    • the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT),
    • the Ministry of Public Health,
    • the Department of Disease Control,
    • the Department of Health and
    • the Department of Health Service Support,
    • as well as government and private sector organizations involved in the tourism industry.

Together they aim to make tourism a part of Thailand’s disease prevention measures. To ensure that both Thai and foreign tourists have a positive experience, that they are happy and confident in the sanitation and safety standards of Thailand’s tourism products and services. Combining public health safety measures and establishments’ high-quality service standards, we can reduce the risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19. And it will improving Thailand’s tourism products and service standards.

Various boards, federations, and associations in the tourism industry are in charge of inspecting the checklist and certifying the result of improving a workplace according to the SHA (Safety and Health Administration) standards. Workplaces are divided into 10 types:

  1. Restaurants / diners,
  2. Hotel, Accommodation and Meeting place,
  3. Recreational activity and tourist attraction,
  4. Transportation,
  5. Travel agency (only local),
  6. Health and beauty,
  7. Department store and Shopping centers,
  8. Sports for tourism,
  9. Theater, Entertainment, and Activity,
  10. Souvenir shop and other shops.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) awards SHA (Safety and Health Administration) certificates, assigns a serial number to successful entrepreneurs. It records it in the database of the list of entrepreneurs who have received the SHA certificate. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) can also revoke the SHA (Safety and Health Administration) certificate if entrepreneurs fail to comply with SHA (Safety and Health Administration) standards.

SHA (Safety and Health Administration) provides sanitation and safety standards for tourists. During the re-opening period of establishments or services, tourists and service recipients are asked to provide any suggestions by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). This data will be used for further improvement. Establishments will be randomly inspected by the committee.

Another Project within Thailand is the cooperation of DMC’s which created an uniform Health & Safety Standards

more details about SHA