Phuket authorities to form “EOC Phuket Tourism Sandbox Operation Center” to track and trace all foreign visitors traveling under “Phuket Sandbox” scheme

Phuket –

Phuket authorities are preparing to establish the “EOC Phuket Tourism Sandbox Operation Center” as a command center of all local networks to track and follow up all foreign tourists during their visit to the island to potentially prevent the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, the Phuket governor reported today, June 23rd.

Governor Narong Woonciew told reporters after the meeting with Phuket tourism sandbox operation center officers this morning that the so-called “EOC Phuket Tourism Sandbox Operation Center” will be formed as a command center for tracking and tracing arrivals by using Phuket Smart city technology as a driving mechanism.

The governor was positioned as the incident commander, along with relevant government agencies, including military officers and the police to manage, supervise, and monitor the arrival and departure of foreign tourists and Thai people traveling to Phuket.

Narong stated: “The operation center will be located at Emergency Command Center 191, Phuket Provincial Police, and will be connected to all immigration checkpoints and public services on the island, including the Phuket International Airport, land immigration checkpoints, water immigration checkpoints, hospitals, hotels, etc., in order to effectively support the Phuket Sandbox operations. All of the visitors’ data and identification will be tracked and recorded in the “Mhor Chana” application.”

“The operation is also considered as a major collaboration between working agencies with the use of technology for its crucial benefit. From July 1st onwards, all immigration checkpoints will be provided with the modern equipment for screening people entering the Phuket area to raise the standard of screening procedures to control and prevent Covid-19 infections from outside the island.” Narong concluded.


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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.