Alcohol will be available from March 1st at bars and restaurants in Bangkok
It has been decided that bars and pubs will be open from March 1st throughout Thailand except Samut Sakhon, the epicenter of the Covid-19 infection.
Bars, pubs and entertainment venues in the "Orange Zone" area, including Bangkok, serve alcohol until 11pm. The restaurant serves alcohol and offers dining services until 11 pm. Live performances are possible, but customers cannot dance. schools and other educational centers are open as usual.
In the "Yellow Zone" state, bars and entertainment venues serve alcohol until midnight, and restaurants can serve alcohol and meals until midnight. Live performances are allowed, but like the "Orange" state, dance is not allowed.
Samut Sakhon is still subject to strict restrictions. Bars and entertainment facilities are closed. The restaurant can serve meals until 21:00 and cannot serve alcohol. The school remains closed.
Red Zone: Samut Sakhon
Orange Zone: Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Pathum Thani, Tak, Ratchaburi
Yellow Zone: Kanchanaburi, Suphan Buri, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Nakon Nayok, Chachon Sao, Petchaburi, Lanon, Chonburi, Rayong, Chumphon, Songkhla, Yarati Wat
2.5 million Thai tourism workers may be given priority to Covid-19 vaccine
Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat has revealed that he will discuss priorities of Covid-19 vaccinators and the introduction of vaccine passports with Prime Minister Prayuth in the third quarter of this year to bring back the number of foreign tourists visiting Thailand as before.
Approximately 2.5 million people, including hotel staff and spa staff who may interact with foreign tourists in Chonburi, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Sulat thani, and Songkla provinces, are given priority for Covid-19 vaccines.
They may also discuss step-by-step the introduction of vaccine passports (vaccination certificates), which are commonly planned to be issued in ASEAN member countries.
Vaccinated foreigners may be able to enter Thailand without 14 days quarantine
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is considering plans to return foreign tourists to Thailand and may allow vaccinated foreigners to enter the country without the 14 days quarantine upon arrival.
Minister of Tourism and Sports, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, has sprouted 50 to 10 million foreign tourists to enter Thailand after the Songkran Festival in mid-April, or at the latest in May. He added that whether the number of foreign tourists reaches more than 10 million depends on the number of tourists from countries such as Malaysia, China and India.
The minister said he would ask the prime minister for 5 million anti-COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate people working in the tourism industry, focusing on Bangkok, Chongburi, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Slattani and Songkhla.
In addition, the governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Yutthasak Supasorn, considered a standardized "vaccine passport" between the national touristorganisations of all ASEAN countries as one of the ideas of how to attract foreign tourists to Thailand.
Persons with this "vaccine passport" can travel between ASEAN countries without being quarantined for 14 days.