Sat, May 21, 2022


Ministry enforces Covid Free Setting on Koh Samet

Public Health Ministry Officials descended on Koh Samet in Rayong province on Sunday to inspect the implementation of Covid Free Setting measures to make the resort island safe for both tourists and locals.

Rayong is among 17 tourist provinces that the government reopened from November 1 to foreign visitors with evidence of full vaccination and a negative PCR test result without the need for quarantine.

"The Covid Free Setting covers four aspects: achieving the target vaccination rate; maintaining self-protection at all time; business owners and activity organisers employing strict disease control measures, and receiving regular antigen tests," said Deputy Public Health Minister Dr Satit Pitutecha.


Ministry enforces Covid Free Setting on Koh Samet

"Tourism entrepreneurs must make sure the three dimensions of their business – the environment, staff and customers – are safe and free of Covid-19," he said.

"Business owners can evaluate their safety levels via the Department of Health website at

"Once complete, they can print out the certificates of Thai Stop Covid Plus [TSC+] and Covid Free Setting [CFS] to display at their establishments so customers know they are compliant with Covid Free Setting measures," Satit said.

"Alternately, business owners can request an evaluation by public health officials via QR Code by accessing the above website, or via the Facebook page @COVIDWatchThailand," he said.

"Businesses that complete evaluation this way will receive a Covid Free Setting sticker issued by the Public Health Ministry on top of the above certificates," Satit added.

Department of Health director-general Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingjaroenchai said that as of November 3, some 64,415 businesses have taken the online evaluation for the TSC+ standard. Of these, 58,156 or 90.28 per cent have passed.

Meanwhile, 6,610 of 6,883 businesses that have taken the CFS evaluation have passed, equal to 99.03 per cent, he added.


Ministry enforces Covid Free Setting on Koh Samet

Published : November 08, 2021