Domestic tourists return to Thai beaches

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Saen Suk Municipality has installed 14 checkpoints around the well-known Bang Saen beach in Chonburi to ensure all visitors are screened.
Saen Suk Municipality has installed 14 checkpoints around the well-known Bang Saen beach in Chonburi to ensure all visitors are screened.

CHONBURI – Authorities in each area are working hard to maintain safety at Thai tourist attractions. Checkpoints have been installed at entrances to make sure people check-in and check-out via Thai Chana QR code.



At Koh Sichang in Chonburi province, officers from various authorities established a checkpoint at Sichang pier to screen local residents and tourists, by taking their temperature and ensuring everybody checked in using the QR code.

Meanwhile, Koh Sichang District and Koh Sichang Subdistrict Municipality also require restaurants and hotels on the island to register with ThaiChana, in order to receive a QR Code for their customers and tourists to use when entering the venues.

Officers established a checkpoint at Sichang pier, Sri Racha, to screen local residents and tourists.
Officers established a checkpoint at Sichang pier, Sri Racha, to screen local residents and tourists.

Public transport on the island must limit passengers on the vehicle and maintain enough space between those on board, while each passenger must also wear a mask at all times.

Another well-known place in Chonburi, Bang Saen is also full of tourists. Saen Suk Municipality has installed 14 checkpoints around the beach to ensure all visitors are screened.

It has been two days since deckchair and umbrella operators were allowed to resume business activities, but with a strict screening process of all their customers now mandatory.

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Meanwhile, deckchair operators are required to place deckchairs a meter away from the next set. Only family members are allowed to sit together.

Mr. Narongchai Khuenpluem, Saen Suk Mayor asked tourists for cooperation and to follow measures such as wearing a mask, as well as maintaining the cleanliness of the area.

On the other side of the Gulf of Thailand, Cha-Am beach has not seen many tourists yet. Even though the beach has been open since 1st of June, swimming is still prohibited.

Like other beaches, deckchair operators require their customers to check-in via ThaiChana QR code, and all activities on Cha-Am beach end at 7 p.m.



At Samila beach in Songkhla Province, only a small number of tourists, mostly Thai-Muslim local residents relaxing with their families, arrived at the beach today. Normally at the beach, there are many foreign tourists especially Malaysian visitors, but due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions. and the Malaysian border still being closed, the number of beach tourists remains limited.

Samila beach is several-kilometers long and is an open area, making it impractical to set up an effective checkpoint.(NNT)