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TAT update: Songkhla bans entry and exit to combat COVID-19

Bangkok, 05 April, 2020, at 13.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update from Songkhla province on its measures to prevent and mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Effective from 6-30 April, 2020, Songkhla has issued the following orders:

  1. People and all kinds of vehicles are banned from entering and exiting the province with the exceptions for medical treatment purposes, communicable disease control measures, logistics of necessity goods and supplies, as well as medical supplies and equipment, rescue and emergency vehicles, ambulances, and banking and finance vehicles.
  2. Any government officials or staff/employees of private companies with the necessity to travel to and from Songkhla are required to present proof of their journey.
  3. Members of the general public with the necessity to travel to and from Songkhla are required to seek permission from the local district chief.

The order covers all areas of Songkhla, including Hat Yai.

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 13.00 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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