RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
Easing of COVID-19 restrictions in preparation for reopening to International Tourism.
- On 21 June 2021, Thailand eased its COVID-19 restrictions in preparation for the country’s reopening to international tourism next month, and some key pointers include:
- Accelerating preparations for the reopening of pilot destinations, like Phuket & Samui, to international tourism in line with the government’s policy and the country’s public health measures. Refer here for more details on this reopening plan;
- Dine-in restrictions at F&B establishments is dependent on the their zone classification;
- Size of gatherings and activities are dependent on their zone classification;
- Public and private sector organisations are encouraged to extend work from home options;
- New COVID-19 monitoring zone structure comprising of dark red, red, orange, yellow or green. The zone classification is dependent on the COVID-19 situation in the respective province.
- For additional details, please refer to the following situation update.
- Also, on 21 June 2021, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) allowed more types of venues and businesses in Bangkok to resume operations.
- On 7 June 2021, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) launched a website for foreigners to register for vaccinations, and registration will commence in phases. No walk-in registration will be made available.
- The initial phase is for vulnerable foreigners whom are aged 60 or above, or have specific underlying health conditions.
- Foreigners are advised to register 2 weeks prior to their intended vaccination date.