Bangkok, 01 April, 2020, at 14.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide further update on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) control measures issued by Bangkok and its neighbouring provinces.
Bangkok has ordered all restaurants and beverage shops, roadside shops and street stalls as well as convenient stores and supermarkets to be closed from 00.01 – 05.00 Hrs., effective from 2-30 April, 2020 (except takeaway and restaurants and beverage shops serving food for hotel guests, and restaurants and beverage shops in hospitals and airports). All public and private parks are also ordered to be closed from 2-30 April, 2020.
Nonthaburi has asked for cooperation from its residents to remain indoors from 23.00 – 05.00 Hrs., with immediate effect until further notice. Exceptions are allowed for product transporters, food deliveries, and those with urgent errands. The province has also ordered all 24/7 convenience stores to be closed from 23.00 – 05.00 Hrs., effective from 1-30 April, 2020.
Samut Prakan has also ordered all 24/7 convenience stores to be closed from 23.00 – 05.00 Hrs., effective from 1-30 April, 2020.
Across all three aforementioned provinces, store attendants and customers are also asked to strictly follow the social distancing rules and sanitary measures, as well as wear surgery or cloth masks at all times.
TAT is constantly monitoring announcements from Bangkok’s three other neighbouring provinces – Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani and Samut Sakhon – whether a similar order for convenience stores to be closed at specific times will be imposed.
The above order is in addition to previous announcements on a blanket closure of an expanded list of shopping malls, markets, sports and related facilities, entertainment venues, and more in Bangkok and its five neighbouring provinces until 30 April, 2020 or further notice.
Supermarkets, pharmacies, food takeaways and deliveries, banks and ATMs, and other essential services used in daily life remain open.
Elsewhere in Thailand, provincial governors have issued measures in accordance with their respective local situations. Key tourist destinations; such as, Phuket has now closed all entry and exit points and an extended list of venues and services until further notice, while Chon Buri has imposed temporary closure of venues and activity restrictions with immediate effect until further notice.
TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/). 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 https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php.
This press release is published on 01 April, 2020, at 14.00 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.