Thailand Tourism Updates

TAT update: Summary of provincial COVID-19 control measures as of 22 January 2021

Bangkok, 22 January, 2021This update includes Bangkok’s easing of restrictions for 13 types of businesses and venues to resume operations, while Phuket also lifted restrictions on some businesses and venues. Chiang Mai and Kanchanaburi have slightly relaxed some orders, while measures in all other provinces remain unchanged

The TAT Newsroom is doing our utmost to compile accurate information at the current time to inform all travellers in Thailand. This summary will be updated regularly as soon as further information becomes available. We encourage readers to revisit this website periodically to stay up-to-date with the constantly changing situation.

*MAXIMUM CONTROLLED AREAS (5 provinces)

ProvinceMeasuresEntry-Exit / Screening Rules
1: Samut SakhonUpdated on 18 January, 2021: Samut Sakhon Province has announced the easing of restrictions, effective from 16 January – 1 February, 2021 as follows:

+ Salons and barber shops are now allowed to open from 06.00-21.00 Hrs. in all districts of Samut Sakhon. Each customer can only stay in the shop for only 2 hours, and no queuing is allowed inside the salon or barber shop.

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open for dine-in services from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., but are still not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Takeaway services are allowed after 21.00 Hrs. Exception are for those in eight subdistricts of Mueang District (Tha Sai, Mahachai, Krokkrak, Tha Chalom, Na Di, Bang Ya Phraek, Khok Kham and Tha Chin).


Exiting orders:

+ Closure of Samut Sakhon Shrimp Centre until 31 January, 2021.  

+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open for takeaway or delivery services only, and are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ Shopping malls, department stores, community malls, and similar venues are allowed to open only pharmacies, convenience marts, supermarkets and food outlets (takeaway only), and must close at 22.00 Hrs.  

+ Convenience marts or similar type of retail shops that normally open 24/7 must close from 22.00-05.00 Hrs.  

+ Markets and flea markets can open for food and drinks for takeaway, animal food, drugs and daily necessities, and can open for six hours only.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ Set up a field hospital and shelters.  
+ Stricter screening measures at entry-exit points.  

+ Individuals wanting to exist the maximum controlled areas must submit their ID card along with other supporting documents for approval by the local administration.  

+ Residents and people residing in the maximum controlled areas are required to register with Mor Chana, an app designed to help medical professionals, government agencies and the public trace COVID-19 infections .  

+ Stricter enforcement of disease control measures, including the DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.  

+ Stricter enforcement of a mandatory 14-day quarantine on at-risk people.  

+ Stricter enforcement of Mor Chana contact tracing application along with the Thai Chana application.

+ Travellers on interprovincial public transport must register their movement with the Thai Chana contact tracing application.  
+ People who have been to at-risk areas are required to undergo health screening and a quarantine system.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.      
2: Chanthaburi+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Dining in at food outlets and restaurants of all types is allowed from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., and thereafter allowed for takeaway or delivery services only, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.    
+ Stricter screening measures at entry-exit points.  

+ Individuals wanting to exist the maximum controlled areas must submit their ID card along with other supporting documents for approval by the local administration.  

+ Residents and people residing in the maximum controlled areas are required to register with Mor Chana, an app designed to help medical professionals, government agencies and the public trace COVID-19 infections .  

+ Stricter enforcement of disease control measures, including the DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.   + Stricter enforcement of a mandatory 14-day quarantine on at-risk people.  

+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.  

+ All arrivals are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.
3: Chon Buri+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Dining in at food outlets and restaurants of all types is allowed from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., and thereafter allowed for takeaway or delivery services only, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Convenience marts or similar type of retail shops that normally open 24/7 must close from 22.00-05.00 Hrs.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.    
+ Stricter screening measures at entry-exit points.  

+ Individuals wanting to exist the maximum controlled areas must submit their ID card along with other supporting documents for approval by the local administration.  
+ Residents and people residing in the maximum controlled areas are required to register with Mor Chana, an app designed to help medical professionals, government agencies and the public trace COVID-19 infections .  

+ Stricter enforcement of disease control measures, including the DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.  

+ Stricter enforcement of a mandatory 14-day quarantine on at-risk people.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

+ Arrivals and travellers are required to undergo health screening at checkpoints.
4: Rayong+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Dining in at food outlets and restaurants of all types is allowed from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., and thereafter allowed for takeaway or delivery services only, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ Stricter screening measures at entry-exit points.  

+ Individuals wanting to exist the maximum controlled areas must submit their ID card along with other supporting documents for approval by the local administration.  

+ Residents and people residing in the maximum controlled areas are required to register with Mor Chana, an app designed to help medical professionals, government agencies and the public trace COVID-19 infections .  

+ Stricter enforcement of disease control measures, including the DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.  

+ Stricter enforcement of a mandatory 14-day quarantine on at-risk people.  

+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.  

+ All arrivals are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.
5: Trat+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open, but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ Stricter screening measures at entry-exit points.  

+ Individuals wanting to exist the maximum controlled areas must submit their ID card along with other supporting documents for approval by the local administration.  

+ Residents and people residing in the maximum controlled areas are required to register with Mor Chana, an app designed to help medical professionals, government agencies and the public trace COVID-19 infections .  

+ Stricter enforcement of disease control measures, including the DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.  

+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.  

+ All arrivals are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

*HIGHLY CONTROLLED AREAS (23 provinces)

CENTRAL REGION (13 provinces)

ProvinceMeasuresEntry-Exit / Screening Rules
1: BangkokUpdated on 22 January, 2021: Bangkok has lifted COVID-19 restrictions on some businesses and venues, following the drop in the number of new cases in the capital.

From 22 January, 2021, the 13 following types of businesses and venues are allowed to resume operation: game stations; games and Internet shops; elderly care centres; all racetracks except for boxing rings and horserace tracks; events and banquet facilities; Buddha amulet centres; beauty salons and body tattooing and piercing shops; fitness centres; health and wellness centres including spas and Thai traditional massage shops (excluding massage and bath parlours); boxing camp and gyms; places for bowling, skate, rollerblade and similar activities; dance schools; and martial art gyms.


Existing orders
+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues (12 remaining types).*

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*
Dining in at food outlets and restaurants of all types (except at airports) is allowed from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., and thereafter allowed for takeaway or delivery services only, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.

+ People who have been to at-risk areas are urged to contact the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Health Department for COVID-19 screening.

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.
2: Ang Thong+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants can open only for delivery or takeaway services.  

+ Convenience marts or shops that normally open 24/7 are allowed to open only from 05.00-23.00 Hrs.

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ 11 screening points set up across the province’s borders.  
+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

+ All arrivals are required to report themselves by registering with the Thai Chana contact tracing application and enter a screening system.  

+ Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.    
3: Ayutthaya+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  
+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants must apply social distancing rules or opt for delivery or takeaway services only, and are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ Shopping malls, department stores, community malls, convention centres or exhibition halls, convenience marts, supermarkets, or similar services can open per usual operating hours but must apply strict disease control measures.      
+ People who want to enter, exit or passing through Ayutthaya must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary.

+ Arrivals from Bangkok, Chon Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Rayong, and Samut Sakhon are required to report themselves by registering with the Thai Chana contact tracing application and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ Arrivals from Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, and Tak are to report to the local public health officers or village health volunteers and self-monitor themselves for 14 days.
4: Lop Buri+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  
+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants can open, but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ All arrivals from the highly controlled and controlled areas are required to report to the local administration and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.
5: Nakhon Nayok+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants can open, but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ The public are encouraged to cancel or postpone interprovincial travel.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ Seeking cooperation from the public to cancel or postpone travel plans.  

+ Local residents who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ Local residents planning to visit the highly controlled and controlled areas as well as areas under high surveillance must notify the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day home quarantine upon return.  

+ Day-trip tourists or business persons must register their visits with the Thai Chana contact tracing application.  

+ Non-residents planning to reside in Nakhon Nayok during this time must report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  
6: Nakhon Pathom+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  
+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to monitor themselves, seek health screening, or seek medical care.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  
7: Nonthaburi+ Closure of Bang Yai Market, Bang Bua Thong Municipal Market, and Pichai Market until 12 January, 2021.  

+ Closure of Wat Lahan in Bang Bua Thong District until 14 January, 2021.  

+ Closure of all educational institutions at all levels.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*         

+ Limitation of the operating hours of businesses and venues.*  

+ All food outlets and restaurants of all types are to close from 22.00 – 05.00 Hrs. daily, and are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  
+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to monitor themselves, seek health screening, or seek medical care.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  
8: Pathum Thani+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Dining in at food outlets and restaurants of all types is allowed from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., and thereafter allowed for takeaway or delivery services only, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to monitor themselves, seek health screening, or seek medical care.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  
9: Samut Prakan+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ All food outlets and restaurants of all types can open, but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ People from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary. They are also required to undergo a health screening and state their destination, as well as must already register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application.

+ People from the 23 highly controlled provinces are required to undergo a health screening and state their destination, as well as must already register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application.

+ People from 11 controlled provinces and 38 provinces under high surveillance are required to undergo a health screening and state their destination.+ Screening points set up across the province’s borders.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.    
10: Samut Songkhram+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ People who have been to at-risk areas are required to undergo health screening and comply with disease control measures including enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

+ Interprovincial transport businesses must submit schedules and list of employees to the local administration.  
11: Saraburi+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ All food outlets and restaurants of all types can open, but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ People who have been to at-risk areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.      
12: Sing Buri+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ All food outlets and restaurants of all types can open, but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.    
13: Suphan Buri+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Dining in at food outlets and restaurants of all types is allowed from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., and thereafter allowed for takeaway or delivery services only, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ People who want to enter, exit, or pass through Suphan Buri must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary.

+ People who have been to at-risk areas are required to undergo health screening and comply with disease control measures.  

WESTERN REGION (5 provinces)

ProvinceMeasuresEntry-Exit / Screening Rules
14: KanchanaburiUpdated on 22 January, 2021
+ Accommodation establishments with long-staying guests are allowed to continue operations, under strict disease control measures.

*Updated on 15 January, 2021

+ Closure of accommodation establishments of all types (hotels, resorts, and similar) until further notice.

+ Exceptions are allowed for establishments with long-staying guests to continue operations for an appropriate time, but must be closed immediately after the last guests have checked out. New guest check-in is not allowed.

+ The closure order also covers establishments that are approved as local quarantine or being used for the COVID-19 control purposes.

+ Operators of accommodation establishments are required to submit a guest list for screening by the local administration, as well as strictly adhere to the disease control measures.

+ Any guests suspected of being infected with COVID-19 must be sent for local quarantine as specified by the province.


Existing orders:

+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.   + Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open under strict disease control measures ,but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  
+ People who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or the public health office.    
15: Phetchaburi+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.   + Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  
+ People who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or the public health office.    
16: Prachuap Khiri Khan+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.   + Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  
+ 5 screening points set up across the province’s borders.  

+ People who have been to the highly controlled areas are to report to the local administration or public health office for health screening and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  
17: Ratchaburi+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open under strict disease control measures, but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  
+ Work from home option is encouraged.  
+ Temporary suspension of public transport services on all routes between Ratchaburi and Samut Sakhon.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

+ Arrivals and travellers are required to undergo health screening at checkpoints.
18: Tak+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open for takeaway service only and are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.  
+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

+ Arrivals and travellers are required to undergo health screening at checkpoints.

EASTERN REGION (3 provinces)

ProvinceMeasuresEntry-Exit / Screening Rules
19: Chachoengsao+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Dining in at food outlets and restaurants of all types is allowed from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., and thereafter allowed for takeaway or delivery services only, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.    
+ All arrivals are required to report to the local administration or public health office and undergo health screening.  

+ Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.    
20: Prachin Buri+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  
+ Dining in at food outlets and restaurants of all types  is allowed from 06.00-21.00 Hrs., and thereafter allowed for takeaway or delivery services only, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.    
+ Stricter screening measures at entry-exit points.  

+ Individuals wanting to exist the maximum controlled areas must submit their ID card along with other supporting documents for approval by the local administration.  

+ Residents and people residing in the maximum controlled areas are required to register with Mor Chana, an app designed to help medical professionals, government agencies and the public trace COVID-19 infections .  

+ Stricter enforcement of disease control measures, including the DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.  

+ Stricter enforcement of a mandatory 14-day quarantine on at-risk people.  

+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.  

+ All arrivals are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  
21: Sa Kaeo+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open, but are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Service must end at 23.00 Hrs.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.    
+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.  

+ All arrivals are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.

SOUTHERN REGION (2 provinces)

ProvinceMeasuresEntry-Exit / Screening Rules
22: Chumphon+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants or outdoor venues converted into food outlets can open, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed. Service must end at 24.00 Hrs.    
+ All arrivals at all points of entry are required to report to the local administration or public health office and undergo health screening.  

+ Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.    
23: Ranong+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.    
+ 4 screening points set up across the province’s borders for health screening of all travellers.  
+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.  

+ All arrivals are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.

*CONTROLLED AREAS (11 provinces as of 4 January, 2021)

CENTRAL REGION (4 provinces)

ProvinceMeasures / Entry-Exit Screening
1: Chai Nat+ All arrivals from the highly controlled areas must present a medical certificate, issued no more than 72 hours, with an RT-PCR laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected. Or they are required to report to the local administration or public health office and be tested for COVID-19.   

+ All arrivals from the highly controlled areas are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.   
2: Nakhon Sawan+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.  

+ All arrivals are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  
3: Phetchabun*Updated on 18 January, 2021

+ Extending the closure of at-risk businesses and venues until 31 January, 2021.*

+ Meeting and banquet venues can open for business from 18 January, 2021.

+ Educational institutions at all levels are allowed to reopen from 25 January, 2021.



+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants as well as shrimp fishing venues can open, but must close from 24.00-04.00 Hrs. Sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Closure of Si Thep Historical Park until 31 January, 2021.  

+ People who have been to at-risk areas are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day quarantine.  
4: Uthai Thani+ A ban on any gatherings and events with more than 100 participants. Events with less than 100 participants must strictly apply disease control rules according to the provincial public health office.  

+ Meetings and seminars can only be held with prior approval from the provincial governor.  

+ All arrivals are required to report to the local administration or public health office, self-monitor, and apply the DMHTT guidelines.  

NORTHERN REGION (2 provinces)

ProvinceMeasures / Entry-Exit Screening
1: Kamphaeng Phet+ Holding of mass gatherings and events are discouraged. If necessary, can be organised with a limited number of participants.  

+ 5 screening points have been set up across the province’s borders for health screening of all travellers.  

+ All arrivals are to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  
2: SukhothaiUpdated as of 18 January, 2021

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues including boxing rings and gyms as well fighting cock-bull-fish venues and similar racetracks.

+ Entertainment venues and similar businesses can open only for consumption of food and drinks, but are not allowed to offer any entertainments, such as, music performances or serve alcoholic beverages.

+ Arrivals from 5 maximum controlled provinces and 6 highly controlled provinces (Ang Thong, Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan, and Tak) are required to undergo local screening and enter a 14-day home quarantine. Those from the 5 maximum controlled areas must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary.

+ Arrivals from the 17 other highly controlled provinces are also required to undergo screening and enter a 14-day self-monitor.

+ Arrivals from 48 other provinces are to strictly follow the disease control guidelines.


+ Events and gatherings with less than 100 participants must seek prior approval from the provincial public health office.  

+ Sports events can be held without audiences.  

NORTHEASTERN REGION (3 provinces)

ProvinceMeasures / Entry-Exit Screening
1: Buri Ram+ Arrivals from the highly controlled areas are to report to the local COVID-19 screening centre and enter a 14-day self-quarantine. Arrivals from other areas will be screened and are required to register with the Thai Chana contact tracing application.    

+ All arrivals from Bangkok and the neighbouring provinces (Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon, and Samut Songkhram) are required to undergo strict screening procedures, including completing the T. 8 health questionnaire; register via the Mor-Chana contact tracing application; enter a 14-day quarantine either at private residences or accommodation provided by the provincial public health office.  

+ Those who do not want to enter quarantine must undergo a rapid test immediately as instructed by the local health officer. Even if the test result is negative, a 14-day home quarantine is required.    
2: Chaiyaphum+ Closure of at-risk venues.*  

+ Holding of mass gatherings and events are discouraged. If necessary, the organisers must seek prior approval from the provincial public health office.  

+ Religious and traditional ceremonies can be held according to the disease control measures.  
3: Nakhon Ratchasima+ All arrivals from the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office and undergo health screening.  

+ Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  

SOUTHERN REGION (2 provinces)

ProvinceMeasures / Entry-Exit Screening
1: Phang Nga+ Closure of gambling of all types, as well as flea markets.  

+ All shops and entertainment venues must close at 24.00 Hrs.  
+ Holding of mass gatherings and events are discouraged. If necessary, the organisers must seek prior approval from the provincial public health office.  

+ Religious and traditional ceremonies can be held according to the disease control measures.  

+ All arrivals from the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office and undergo health screening. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  

+ Those who have been under a 14-day state or local quarantine are required to report to the local administration or public health office for further advice.  
2: Surat ThaniUpdated on 18 January, 2021 for arrivals to Ko Samui:

+ As of 17 January, 2021, arrivals from the following areas are required to enter a 14-day quarantine and be tested for COVID-19: Samut Sakhon, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Chon Buri (Bang Lamung and Si Racha Districts), Bangkok (Bang Khunthien, Bang Phlat, Bang Kae, Thon Buri and Don Mueang Districts), Nonthaburi (Bang Yai and Bang Bua Thong Districts), Chanthaburi (Mueang and Tha Mai Districts), Nakhon Pathom (Mueang and Don Toom Districts), and Ang Thong (Pa Mok District).

+ Arrivals from Pathum Thani are required to self-monitor. Test for COVID-19 is not required if no symptoms are showing.


+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged, or only essential travel is allowed.

+ People from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary. They are also required to undergo a health screening and state their destination, as well as must already register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application.

+ People from the 23 highly controlled provinces are required to undergo a health screening and state their destination, as well as must already register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application.

+ People from 11 controlled provinces and 38 provinces under high surveillance are required to undergo a health screening and state their destination.

AREA UNDER HIGH SURVEILLANCE (38 Provinces)

NORTHERN REGION (11 provinces)

ProvinceMeasures / Entry-Exit Screening
1: Chiang MaiUpdated on 22 January, 2021

+ Restaurants and food outlets are allowed to serve alcoholic beverages for the consumption on the premises during the alcohol sale time restrictions, but no later than 22.00 Hrs. daily.



+ All arrivals at any points of entry must register with the CM-Chana contact tracing application for effective disease control in Chiang Mai.  

+ Arrivals from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary. They are also required to undergo a health screening and state their destination as well as must already register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application. All must enter a 14-day home quarantine or undergo a COVID-19 test as instructed by the local disease control officers.  

+ People from the 23 highly controlled provinces are required to provide information on their accommodation, travel programme and duration of stay. In addition to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application, they are required to register with the CM-Chana contact tracing application and to follow instructions sent through the app, and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People from 11 controlled provinces and 38 provinces under high surveillance are required to provide information on their destination in Chiang Mai. In addition to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application, they are required to register with the CM-Chana contact tracing application and to follow instructions sent through the app.  
2: Chiang Rai+ Suspension of licensing services for all gambling or betting related activities, including fighting cock-fish-bull, boxing, horse racing, and card games.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Entertainment businesses and venues can open only until 24.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

+ Arrivals from the highly controlled and controlled areas are required to register with the Chiang Rai Sawasdee and Thai Chana contact tracing applications and enter a 14-day self-quarantine or local quarantine as advised by the local public health office.  
3: Lampang+ Closure of at-risk venues and activities, including gambling and betting related venues (fighting cock-fish-bull and similar), fitness centres, snooker and billiard tables, entertainment businesses and venues, games and Internet shops, and martial arts gyms.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues.  

+ Stricter enforcement of disease control measures on mass gathering events and activities.  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  

+ All arrivals are required to register with the Lampang Chana contact tracing application and follow the advice from the local public health office.  

+ Arrivals from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary.  
4: Lamphun+ 6 districts declared as highly controlled areas (Ban Thi, Mae Tha, Pa Sang, Ban Hong, Wiang Nong Long and Thung Hua Chang) with stricter disease control measures, including closure of at-risk businesses and venues. Other businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open, must close at 22.00 Hrs. daily. Sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption at food outlets, restaurants, or similar venues is not allowed.  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to other provinces with known infections are required to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  
5: Mae Hong Son+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues.  

+ All entertainment businesses and venues, including pubs, bars, and restaurants must close at 22.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ Accommodation establishments must record all guest arrivals and ensure that all guests register with the Thai Chana contact tracing application.  

+ 4 screening points set up across the province’s borders.  

+ All arrivals must register with the Sawasdee Mae Hong Son contact tracing application and enter a health screening system. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  
6: Nan+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Food outlets and restaurants of all types can open, but sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises is not allowed.  

+ Holding of mass gatherings and events are discouraged. If necessary, the organisers must seek prior approval from the provincial public health office.  

+ All residents who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  

+ All arrivals who are staying at accommodation establishments are required to register with the Thai Chana contact tracing application and enter a health screening system. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or self-quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

+ 3 screening points set up across the province’s borders.  
7: Phayao+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues.  

+ Holding of mass gatherings and events with more than 100 participants is discouraged. If necessary, the organisers must seek approval from the provincial public health office at least 7 days in advance, except for funerals.  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  

+ Arrivals from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary.  
8: Phichit+ A ban on any gatherings and events that would pose a risk of disease transmission, including religious and traditional ceremonies of all types. Exceptions for government activities or ones that receive prior approval from the local administration.  

+ Arrivals from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary. They are also required to undergo a health screening, register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application, scan the local contract tracing QR code, be tested for COVID-19 and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People from the 23 highly controlled provinces are required to undergo a health screening, register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application, scan the local contract tracing QR code, and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People from 11 controlled provinces and 38 provinces under high surveillance are required to undergo a health screening and scan the local contract tracing QR code.  
9: Phitsanulok+ All hotel guests are required to register with Save Phitsanulok, Mor Chana, and the Thai Chana contact tracing applications.  

+ Temporary closure of fighting cock venues or similar facilities.  

+ Temporary closure of educational institutions at all levels, except for e-learning arrangements.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at all businesses and venues.  

+ All arrivals must register with all three contact tracing applications: Save Phitsanulok, Mor Chana, and Thai Chana.   
10: Phrae+ Closure of at-risk venues and activities, including fighting cock venues, games and Internet shops, snooker and billiard tables, as well as all amusement parks in shopping malls and places where children play at markets.  

+  All arrivals at all points of entry are required to report to the local administration or public health office and enter a health screening system. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  

+ 5 screening points set up across the province’s borders.  

+ All arrivals at any points of entry must register with the Phrae Chana contact tracing application for effective disease control in Phrae.  

+ Arrivals from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary. They are also required to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People from the 23 highly controlled provinces are required to report to the local administration or public health office, register with the Phrae Chana contact tracing application, and enter a 14-day self-monitor.  

+ People from 11 controlled provinces and 38 provinces under high surveillance are required to register with the Phrae Chana contact tracing application.  
11: Uttaradit*Updated on 18 January, 2021

+ Ang Thong province has been included in the maximum controlled areas and all arrivals from this province must undergo similar health procedures.

+ Educational institutions at all levels have re-opened.

+ The following events and gatherings are to be cancelled or postponed: all sports events, except ones that have received prior approval with strict disease control measures; Phraya Pichai Day; Red Cross Fair, concerts, marathons, or similar.  

+ Closure of fighting cock venues or similar types of gambling and betting venues.  

+ All workshops, meetings, and seminars with less than 200 participants are to strictly follow the public health guidelines. Events with more than 200 participants must submit reasons for holding such activity and details of the public health measures.    

+ Closure of all places where children play at shopping malls and markets, games and Internet shops, and nurseries.  

+ All traditional ceremonies with participants from the highly controlled areas must follow the provincial entry-exit rules.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues. Entertainment businesses and venues, including pubs, bars, and restaurants must close at 24.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ Any other gatherings, events, and activities with more than 100 participants are to be postponed until further notice.  

+ All arrivals from the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  

+ Interprovincial travel, especially to the highly controlled areas, is discouraged. If necessary, permission from the provincial governor is required.  

+ People who have been to the highly controlled areas before 5 January, 2021, are required to enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

NORTHEASTERN REGION (17 provinces)

ProvinceMeasures / Entry-Exit Screening
12: Amnat Charoen+ All businesses and shops must close at 24.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  

+ Online learning is encouraged.  

+ A ban on events and gatherings, except for family gathering or online activities.  

+ Suspension of licensing services for all gambling or betting related activities, including fighting cock-fish-bull, boxing, horse racing, and card games.  

+ All arrivals are required to scan the QR code and complete a questionnaire before entering the province. People who travel from Bangkok and areas with known infections and from overseas, who have already undergone a 14-day quarantine must present proof of compliance. Those who have not undergone quarantine are required to notify the local authorities and enter a 14-day quarantine.

+ Seeking cooperation from people who have been to areas with known infections to enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.   
13: Bueng Kan+ Closure of fighting cock facilities and suspension of licenses for all related activities.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues.  

+ Food and drinks outlets at Thanon Khao Mao Walking Street must close at 21.00 Hrs. daily. The area must be sealed off from 22.00-06.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ All mass gatherings and events must be downsized and must be arranged under strict disease control measures. All Children’s Day activities to be cancelled.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged and may be subject to strict screening.  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  
14: Kalasin+ Holding of mass gatherings and events is discouraged. If necessary, the organisers must apply strict disease control measures.  

+ Markets, public parks, all religious venues, and all entertainment businesses are to strictly follow the public health guidelines.    

+ Entertainment businesses and venues are to close at 24.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  
15: Khon Kaen+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues.  

+ The public and private sectors are urged to reconsider organising mass gathering events.    

+ All arrivals at all points of entry are required to report to the local administration or public health
office and enter a health screening system. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.

+ All arrivals are required to register with the Thai Chana and Khon Kaen’s local QR code upon entering the province.
16: Loei+ Closure of gambling or betting related venues and activities, including fighting cock-fish venues, all racetracks and boxing stadiums.  

+ Closure of swimming pools, water parks, and similar venues.  

+ Closure of all nurseries and kindergartens.  

+ Limit the operating hours of businesses and venues, with strict disease control measures applied. All entertainment venues including pubs and bars must close at 24.00 Hrs. daily, while other entertainment businesses and venues which are selling mainly alcoholic beverages must close at 23.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  

+ Closure of educational institutions at all levels from 8-24 January, 2021.

+ Closure of the lottery centre in Wang Sapung district from 8 January, 2021, until further notice.

+ Online learning is encouraged for educational institutions at all levels.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ Holding of mass gatherings and events with less than 100 participants must seek prior approval from the district chief. Events with more than 100 participants must receive approval from the provincial governor.  

+ Accommodation establishments to strictly ensure that all guests register with the Thai Chana or Mor Chana contact tracing application. Any arrivals from the highly controlled areas must be reported to the local public health office.  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  
17: Maha Sarakham+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues.  

+ Closure of at-risk venues and activities, including fighting cock and fish facilities and similar.  

+ Holding of mass gathering events is discouraged or must receive prior approval with strict disease control measures.  

+ The following events are cancelled: Maha Sarakham Red Cross Fair 2021, all mass gathering of religious events (except ones with prior approval), and Children’s Day activities (except for ones with a limited number of participants).  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  
18: Mukdahan+ Closure of at-risk venues, including fighting cock-fish-bull venues, boxing stadiums, as well as similar racetracks of all types.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission, including gambling and betting of all types.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.  

+ Holding of mass gathering events, especially with more than 100 participants, is discouraged or must receive prior approval with strict disease control measures.  

+ People who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  
19: Nakhon Phanom+ A ban on mass gatherings and events including concerts, music performances, Thai circle dance activities, and similar. Exceptions are made for weddings, funerals, or important ceremonies with less than 100 participants, but must receive prior approval from the district chief.  

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  

+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues.*  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.  
+ People who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  
20: Nong Bua Lamphu+ Closure of fighting cock venues and related gambling and betting facilities.     

+ Entertainment businesses and venues, including pubs, bars, and karaoke, as well as games and Internet shops must close at 22.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ A ban on any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission.  

+ People who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  
21: Nong Khai+ Arrivals or returning local residents from at-risk areas (5 maximum and 23 highly controlled provinces) are required to enter a 14-day home quarantine.

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open: Restaurants are to reduce service capacity to 25% under strict social distancing rules; health and wellness service providers (hair salons, barbers, and Thai traditional massage) are to operate a virtual queuing system to eliminate physical queues; public parks to strictly apply social distancing rules.

+ Public and private sector organisations are asked to cancel or postpone seminars and workshops until 31 January, 2021.

+ Closure of at-risk areas until 31 January, 2021: Buddha amulet centres of all types; body tattooing and piercing; indoor sports venues – gyms, fitness centres, boxing rings and places where sport players require physical contact; games and Internet shops; snooker and billiard tables, and children’s playgrounds of all types. 
22: Roi Et+ Closure of at-risk venues, including fighting cock-fish venues and related facilities.  

+ Closure of at-risk entertainment businesses and venues.*  
+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ All arrivals must register by scanning the local QR code.
23: Sakon Nakhon+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  
24: Si Sa Ket+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Closure of fighting cock venues and related gambling and betting facilities.     

+ Holding of mass gathering events, especially with more than 100 participants, is discouraged or must receive prior approval with strict disease control measures.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*     
25: Surin+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  
26: Ubon Ratchathani+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the Thai Chana contact tracing application and enter a health screening system. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  

+ All workshops, meetings, and seminars with less than 500 participants are to strictly follow the public health guidelines. Events with more than 501 participants must receive prior approval with strict disease control measures.    

+ 14-day closure of fighting cock venues and related facilities.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*   
27: Udon Thani+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ Closure of fighting cock venues or similar types of gambling and betting venues.  

+ Accommodation establishments must record all guest arrivals and ensure that all guests register with the Thai Chana contact tracing application.  

+ All arrivals at any points of entry from the highly controlled areas or areas with more than 51 new cases must register with the COVID Watch-out contact tracing application and enter a 14-day self-monitor.  

+ Work from home option is encouraged.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*   

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged and will be screened at all points of entry and exit. Relevant documents must be submitted in case interprovincial travel is necessary.  
28: Yasothon+ All arrivals from the highly controlled and controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office and undergo health screening. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status.  

+ Accommodation establishments are required to report a list of non-resident guests for recording and further advice.  
+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged and will be screened at all points of entry and exit. Relevant documents must be submitted in case interprovincial travel is necessary.  

SOUTHERN REGION (10 provinces)

ProvinceMeasures / Entry-Exit Screening
29: KrabiUpdated on 18 January, 2021

+ Educational institutions at all levels have re-opened.



+ Closure of places where children play at shopping malls and markets, as well as games and Internet shops.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  Entertainment businesses and venues, including pubs, bars, and restaurants, as well as games and Internet shops must close at 24.00 Hrs. daily.

+ Closure of fighting cock-fish-bull venues or similar types of gambling and betting venues.

+ Mass gathering events and activities can only be held under the approval from the local public health office.

+ Arrivals from the maximum controlled areas are required to register their entry online or report to the local administration, be tested for COVID-19, and enter a 14-day local quarantine.

+ Arrivals from the highly controlled areas are required to register their entry online or report to the local administration and enter a 14-day local quarantine.

+ All tourists are required to register their entry online, as well as on their hotel’s registration system.
30: Nakhon Si Thammarat+ Closure of places where children play at shopping malls and markets, as well as games and Internet shops.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.* Entertainment businesses and venues, including pubs, bars, and restaurants must close at 24.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ All workshops, meetings, and seminars with less than 100 participants are to apply strict disease control measures. Events with more than 100 participants must seek prior approval with strict disease control measures.   

+ All arrivals from the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration, public health office, or village health volunteers. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status and enter a 14-day self-quarantine.  
31: Narathiwat+ Closure of at-risk businesses and venues, including pubs, bars, and karaoke.  

+ Cancellation of mass gathering events.    

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  

+ Arrivals from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary.
32: Pattani+ Cancellation of Children’s Day activities.  

+ Cancellation of mass gathering events.  

+ Closure of at-risk venues and activities, including gambling and betting related venues (fighting cock-fish-bull and similar).  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*  

+ All arrivals from the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration, public health office, or village health volunteers. Hospital treatment, local quarantine, or home quarantine will be required depending on the individual’s health status and enter a 14-day self-quarantine  
33: Phatthalung+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues. Entertainment businesses and venues, including pubs, bars, and restaurants must close at 24.00 Hrs. daily.  

+ Closure of at-risk venues and activities, including gambling and betting related venues (fighting cock-fish-bull and similar).  

+ All traditional ceremonies with participants from the highly controlled areas must follow the provincial entry-exit rules.  

+ Arrivals from the 5 maximum controlled provinces and 23 highly controlled provinces must report to the local administration and complete an entry form ‘THAI Q M’ and enter a 14-day home quarantine.
34: PhuketUpdated on 22 January, 2021: Effective from 21 – 31 January, 2021, the following COVID-19 control measures remain in place:

+ Suspension of licensing services for fighting cock-fish activities, boxing matches and card games until the situation improves.

+ Entertainment venues, such as, pubs, bars, karaoke and similar types of businesses can open until 24.00 Hrs. daily.

+ Sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises of entertainment venues as well as restaurants, food outlets and food centres must close at 24.00 Hrs. daily.

+ The following venues and activities are to strictly apply disease control measures: mass gathering events, such as, meetings, seminars and charity food donations; shopping malls, department stores, retail and wholesale shops, markets, flea markets and walking streets; sports tournaments; public parks and places for outdoor workout sports; and health and wellness facilities, such as, Thai traditional and foot massage shops, and bath-and-massage parlours.

+ Arrivals from the 5 maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary. They are also required to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application and register online via www.gophuget.com, or report to the local administration. In addition, they are required to be tested for COVID-19 (pre-arrival test is acceptable if the test was done no more than 72 hours). A 14-day home or accommodation quarantine is mandatory.

+ Arrivals from the 23 highly controlled provinces are required to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application and register online via www.gophuget.com, or report to the local administration. In addition, they are required to enter a 14-day home or accommodation quarantine.

+ Arrival from the 11 controlled provinces are required to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application and register online via www.gophuket.com, or report to the local administration. In addition, they are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine.

+ Arrival from the 38 provinces under high surveillance are required to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application and register online via www.gophuket.com, or report to the local administration. In addition, they are required to strictly follow disease control guidelines.

+ Short-term visitors are required to report to the local administration within 12 hours. People who stay overnight are not allowed to visit community areas; such as, attractions, entertainment venues and markets.

+ Day-trip visitors are required to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application and register online via www.gophuket.com.
35: Satun+ Closure of boxing stadiums, fighting cock and bull facilities, and billiard tables.    

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office, as well as register with the local contact tracing system and enter a 14-day home quarantine.  

+ People who have been to other areas with known infections are to self-monitor.  

+ 3 screening points set up across the province’s borders.

+ All arrivals from the maximum controlled and highly controlled areas must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary, as well as a medical certificate, issued no more than 72 hours, indicating that COVID-19 is not detected. They are also required to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application.
36: Songkhla+ Closure of fighting cow-cock-fish-bird facilities and games and Internet shops, as well as suspension of licensing services for all gambling and betting activities.  

+ Strict disease control measures must be applied at businesses and venues, which are allowed to remain open.*   

+ All workshops, meetings and seminars with less than 200 participants are to strictly follow the public health guidelines. Events with more than 200 participants must seek prior approval with strict disease control measures.    

+ 10 screening points set up across the province’s borders.

+ All arrivals from the maximum controlled provinces must show official documents to prove their travel was necessary and register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application.

+ All arrivals from the highly controlled areas are required to register with the Mor Chana contact tracing application.
37: Trang+ Setting up of 4 checkpoints for arrivals and departures by road.    

+ All residents and arrivals who have been to the highly controlled areas are required to report to the local administration or public health office for further advice.  

+ 4 screening points set up across the province.

+ All arrivals at Trang Airport from the 5 maximum and 23 highly controlled provinces are required to complete a T.8 health form or via QR code ‘Trang healthy passport’ and follow instructions from the local disease control officers. Those deemed most at-risk will be required to enter a 14-day local quarantine, and less at-risk will be asked to enter a 14-day home quarantine. Similar procedures are required for arrivals by trains, air-conditioned buses or private cars.
38: Yala+ Cancellation of mass gathering events.    

+ Arrivals from the 28 most at-risk provinces may be required to enter a 14-day local quarantine.

+ Interprovincial travel is discouraged.

Maximum Controlled Areas – are the provinces where a high number of local cases have been detected in more than one area, and the government has stepped up entry-exit screening and contact tracing measures. *Only essential travel with official documents is allowed for people to enter or exit the areas.

Highly Controlled Areas – are the provinces where a high number of local cases have been detected in more than one area.

Controlled Areas – are provinces that either have a border with a highly controlled area province or have more than 10 new cases.

Areas Under High Surveillance are provinces with less than 10 cases yet have measures in place to control the community spread

Educational institutions at all levels in the highly controlled areas are ordered to close until 31 January, 2021.

Closure of at-risk venues in the highly controlled areas may vary from province to province, and may cover all of the following:

  • Entertainment businesses and venues; such as, pubs, bars, karaoke, massage parlours and bath venues;
  • Water and theme parks;
  • Children’s playgrounds and stations of all types;
  • Snooker and billiard venues;
  • Game stations, games and Internet shops;
  • Gambling venues of all types, including fighting cock-bull-fish venues, horse racetracks, and racetracks of all types;
  • Children’s nurseries or elderly care facilities (except regular overnight care services);
  • Boxing stadiums, boxing gyms and martial art gyms;
  • Banquet and similar venues;
  • Buddha amulets stalls and centres;
  • Preschool nurseries and kindergartens;
  • Beauty clinics; tattoo and piercing services;
  • Fitness centres;
  • Healthcare venues including spas and traditional Thai massage shops;
  • Ice skating rinks and bowling alleys or similar venues;
  • Dance and ballet schools. 

Businesses and venues which are allowed to remain open in the highly controlled areas under strict disease control measures may vary from province to province, and may cover all of the following:

  • All food and beverage outlets including street food stalls, restaurants, food courts and centres and cafeterias (excluding pubs and bars which are ordered closed);
  • Shopping malls, department stores and community malls;
  • Exhibition halls and convention centres; hotel’s meeting facilities;
  • Retail and wholesale shops of all types and sizes;
  • Markets, floating markets and flea markets;
  • Hair salons and barbers & beauty clinics and manicure/pedicure service venues;
  • Regular overnight care services at nurseries or elderly day cares;
  • Sports venues of all types, golf courses and driving ranges, and public parks
  • Pet care venues;
  • Botanic gardens, museums, learning centres, historical sites, national parks, public libraries, art galleries, zoos and similar venues;
  • Cinemas and theatres.

The above COVID-19 control measures at Thai provinces are in addition to the ‘New Normal’ practices already in place nationwide, including body temperature screening points, predetermined social distancing areas, plus alcohol gel and handwashing stations are provided on a regular basis.

Contact tracing measures include requiring everyone to check-in and check-out by scanning the ‘Thai Chana’ application QR code, or local contact tracing applications, or providing contact details that are submitted to the provincial health office.

The CCSA has advised the public to take DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.

To this, the TAT would like to add E – Exercise, N – News and E– Emergency to cover all contingencies. Click to see more: How to protect yourselves and others from COVID-19 in Thailand.

All information appeared in this press release is only an extraction from the comprehensive provincial orders and entry/exit screening published on the Ministry of Interior’s website (moicov.com – Thai language only).

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