Situation Updates

More provinces added to ‘dark-red zone’ as part of the COVID-19 control efforts

Takeaway services only are allowed at restaurants and eateries, while shopping malls can stay open only until 21.00 Hrs. in the Maximum and Strict Controlled Area

Bangkok, 28 June, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the following update regarding the Royal Thai Government’s 26 June, 2021, announcement of additional provinces being added to the COVID-19 Maximum and Strict Controlled Area or ‘dark-red zone’.

Among the newly added provinces that also now comprise the ‘dark-red zone’ – along with Bangkok and the three neighbouring provinces of Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan – are Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon.

Effective from 28 June, 2021, are the following control measures in the ‘dark-red zone’:

Take-away services are only allowed at restaurants and eateries, including those in shopping malls, hotels, convenience stores, and street vendors.  

Shopping malls and department stores can stay open only until 21.00 Hrs. and cannot hold any sales promotion activities.

Construction sites are to close; all construction work must be halted and the movement of migrant workers is not permitted for 30 days.

As always, TAT would like to remind all travellers to take DMHTTA precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

For regular updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand, visit the TAT Newsroom via; Facebook (; 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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