Thailand: SIM card and app to track travellers


Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) provided a SIM card to every foreigner and Thai who had travelled from countries that have have been designated as "high risk" for COVID-19 infections (at the time, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Italy, and Macau). According to NBTC secretary-general Thakorn Tanthasit, the AoT Airports' new application had more than 7,000 downloads in its first five days. The sim card will be used together with the AoT Airports application, to help track the position of users for 14 days to verify that they remain in quarantine. The app will track the phone's location position for 14 days and alert authorities if it leaves the designated quarantine area. After 14 days, it will stop tracking and the system will delete the data immediately.