The tourism scene in Ko Samui is coming back to life as many people are now visiting the island to spend the Chinese New Year holiday weekend there. All visitors to Ko Samui are required to undertake Samui Health Pass registration by scanning a QR code.
The ferry pier for trips to Ko Samui, operated by Seatran Ferry, has been very busy, as many people decide to visit the island, as well as residents returning home to celebrate with their families.
Ferries leaving for Ko Samui are now full with cars on every trip. It is estimated businesses on the island will generate no less than 10 million baht over this long weekend.
All travelers to Ko Samui are subject to COVID-19 screening while embarking and disembarking from the ferry. They are required to log their visit on the Samui Health Pass platform, by scanning a provided QR code, which will prompt them to fill in their personal information and their purpose of travel.
This registration is required for anyone visiting the island. Any person determined to be at risk of COVID-19 infection will be isolated for COVID-19 testing, with persons testing positive being taken immediately for treatment.