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TAT update: Chon Buri orders Pattaya lockdown to combat COVID-19

Bangkok, 09 April, 2020, at 08.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide further updates that Chon Buri has ordered a lockdown of Pattaya in its intensified effort to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Effective from today, 9 April, 2020, until further notice, the order includes:

  • A ban on entry and exit, except for residents of Pattaya, people who work in Pattaya, and people with necessities deemed appropriate by Pattaya City and Bang Lamung District.
  • Strict screening of people. Any person deemed at risk will be referred to the local medical and public health officers.
  • Setting up of checkpoints at points of entry and exit as deemed appropriate by Pattaya City and Bang Lamung District that can effectively prevent and control the spread of COVID-19.
  • All residents of any nationality are required to wear a surgical mask when leaving their residence.

This followed several measures currently in place as previously reported by TAT, including:

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom ( For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

For constant updates of Thailand’s COVID-19 control measures for travellers, please visit

This press release is published on 09 April, 2020, at 08.00 Hrs. All information is accurate at the current time but can be changed depending on the situation. The TAT Newsroom will not be updating this press release but will issue new updates as soon as further information becomes available.

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