Thailand Tourism Updates

Malls, shops to close early in 18 red-zone provinces from 25 April – 2 May 2021

Travellers - or shoppers - are advised to plan ahead and take safety precautions before, during, and after going out

Bangkok, 24 April, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the following updates to travellers regarding the early closing hours of shopping malls and shops in the 18 red-zone provinces as announced by the Thai Retailers Association and the Thai Shopping Centres Association.

From 25 April to 2 May, 2021, all shopping malls and department stores will adjust their regular operating times to 11.00-20.00 Hrs.

Supermarkets, hypermarkets, and restaurants in shopping centers which will open until 21.00 Hrs.

All convenience marts, including those that normally open 24/7, will open from 05.00-22.00 Hrs.

Malls, shops to close early in 18 red-zone provinces from 25 April – 2 May 2021

The adjusted operating times for shopping venues may also apply in other provinces than the red-zone ones depending on the respective provincial orders, which may change without prior notice.

Travellers – or shoppers – are advised to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary travel to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand. If going out is unavoidable, make your trip count and 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.

Mask wearing is now compulsory in several Thai provinces. So do wear a mask at all times when both indoor and outdoor public spaces, or face a fine up to 20,000 Baht.

Please note that this is a living document, which the TAT Newsroom will update as new information becomes available.

For regular updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand, visit the TAT Newsroom via www.tatnews.org; Facebook (tatnews.org); and Twitter (Tatnews_Org).

For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

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