Situation Updates

TAT update: Phang Nga enhances COVID-19 control measures

Closure of high-risk areas and ban entry into the province.

Bangkok, 05 April, 2020, at 14.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update on Phang Nga province’s order to close areas deemed at risk of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, with immediate effect until further notice.

The order covers all areas of Phang Nga, including Khao Lak.

  1. Closure of the following venues and business establishments from 4 April, 2020, onwards until the situation improves.
    • All 24/7 convenience stores or similar shops and services are to be closed from 22.00 – 04.00 Hrs.
    • Hotels, resorts and similar establishments, with the exception of hotels designated as hospitals and emergency venues. Any hotels currently occupied are required to be closed as soon as the last guests have checked out.
  2. A ban on entry into Phang Nga, with the exceptions for people with follow-up medical visits, medical and rescue personnel, banking and finance personnel, and logistics workers transporting consumer goods, pharmaceutical products, medical supplies and equipment, and court officials and people with court orders – all of whom must receive permission to enter from the local communicable disease control officers at the point of entry.

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 05 April, 2020, at 14.00 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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