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Thailand extends Emergency Decree for thirteenth time until 30 September 2021

The latest two-month extension is to continue nationwide efforts to contain the surge in local COVID-19 transmission.

Bangkok, 24 July, 2021 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update that the Thai Cabinet agreed to extend the Emergency Decree nationwide for two more months until 30 September, 2021.

Published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 23 July, 2021, Thai Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha signed the announcement on the thirteenth consecutive extension of the state of emergency for two more months after it expires at the end of this month (31 July, 2021).

The two-month extension takes effect from 1 August – 30 September, 2021.

The announcement cited that despite unprecedented efforts on public health services, mass vaccination programme, and restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent spread of Delta COVID-19 variant infections in various clusters in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces, as well as other provinces justifies the need to extend the state of emergency. This will allow the authorities to step up efforts on disease surveillance and investigation, as well as to curb local transmissions for the health and safety of everyone in the country.

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (; 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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