Thailand Pass to replace COE

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Digital Government Development Agency are developing a new system to replace the certificate of entry (CoE) for Thais and foreigners who wish to enter the country through an airport.


Tanee Sangrat, the spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said on Thursday a new web-based application called the Thailand Pass system, where people can gather information and upload documents, is being developed for the kingdom's Nov 1 reopening.


Mr. Tanee said the Thailand Pass will replace the CoE system and facilitate the filing of an immigration form known as the TM6 and a health declaration form known as T8.


However, the CoEs are still required for certain groups of people, including those who wish to enter the country via land or sea, he said.


As for vaccination certification, certificates will be approved online by the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Public Health Ministry, he said.


According to Mr. Tanee, his ministry has approved more than 400,000 CoEs for Thai and foreign nationals so far.


Source - Bangkok Post

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