The nighttime curfew currently in effect in Bangkok and the designated areas of Chon Buri, Rayong and Samut Prakan will be lifted from 11:00 p.m. October 31, 2021.
This is to facilitate the reopening without quarantine on November 1 to vaccinated visitors from approved countries.
Meanwhile, it will also allow fully vaccinated visitors to choose to spend their first mandatory 7-night stay in one of these 17 âblue zoneâ destinations (with the exception of Samut Prakan, as only the airport of Suvarnabhumi is designated):
Chon Buri (Banglamung, Pattaya, Si Racha, Ko Si Chang and Sattahip – Na Jomtien and Bang Sarey)
Chiang Mai (Mueang, Doi Tao, Mae Rim and Mae Taeng)
Trat (Ko Chang)
Buri Ram (Mueang)
Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin and Nong Kae)
Ranong (Ko Phayam)
Rayong (Ko Samet)
Loei (Chiang Khan)
Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi Airport)
Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan and Ko Tao)
Nong Khai (Mueang, Sangkhom, Si Chiang Mai and Tha Bo)
Udon Thani (Mueang, Ban Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yung, Nong Han and Prachaksinlapakhom)
In addition to lifting the nighttime curfew, businesses and venues in the 17 destinations, regardless of their color zone, are allowed to open under health and safety precautions, including universal prevention and the framework COVID-free.
Events and activities that may spread disease are permitted, but the number of participants must not exceed 500 people. Certain events and activities will require prior authorization from the respective authorities in the regions.
All types of entertainment venues, including pubs, bars, and karaoke shops, should remain closed. However, these businesses can make preparations to be ready to reopen.
For more information on Thailand’s gradual reopening, visit: https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-reopening/.