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Still Buggy Thailand Pass Being Fixed, Gov’t IT Geniuses Promise

Persistent bugs in the Thailand Pass system are being address, the government claimed, as delays in approving travelers’ QR codes continue.

A train wreck since Day 1, Thailand Pass’ website and back-end system still need improvement, even Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha complained.

A new entry pathway called Thailand Pass Hotel & Swap – not “Swab” as clickbait news plagiarizing websites continue to copy and paste –now has been approved and promises to cut the time travelers need to spend with Thailand Pass, the government’s IT geniuses claimed.

Prayut ordered relevant agencies to mend outstanding issues with the Thailand Pass system and to continue making improvements.

The Digital Government Development Agency, the developer of the flawed system, is continuing to issue QR codes for Thailand Pass applicants within seven days. An aim is to make processes comply with Thailand Pass’s Service Level Agreement.

The Tourism and Sports, and Foreign Affairs ministries now are adding the Thailand Pass Hotel subsystem to facilitate automatic approvals on the part of hotels.

Hotels in Thailand will be asked to join this system so they would receive emails when bookings are made. This new approach will benefit hotels as well as travelers, as both groups are users of the Thailand Pass system.

Servers are being added for this new approach and a live chat function is being added to resolve problems for Thailand Pass users.

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration has approved an additional entry pathway for international travelers arriving in Thailand.

The Thailand Pass Hotel & Swap system (TPHS) needs just 10-15 minutes until it can issue applicants with a “pending approval” message. TPHS will receive data updates from the Thailand Pass system every hour.

The “Swap” in the name pertains to the ability of tourists to easily change hotels during their stay while still being tracked so they complete their second required RT-PCR test.