The Prime Minister made an announcement on 2 April to put in place a curfew between 10pm to 4am daily throughout the country. The curfew starts on 3 April.


  • The government stepped-up measures to limit movement and travel.
  • Exemptions will be made for essential staff in the various sectors, including medical, banking, transport (for consumer goods, fuel, postal services, goods for import or export), agricultural.


  • Prior to the announcement, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), Thai Chamber of Commerce and the local shipping association reached out to the Ministry of Commerce to highlight the need to ensure that necessity goods and transport services to be continued to ensure access to the goods
  • The industry has prepared a list of references on countries’ definition of ‘essential goods’, such as the practices in the United States and France. The list will be submitted to the Ministry of Commerce.