Easing of restrictions in Bangkok, Krabi, Phang-Nga and Phuket to welcome visitors


BANGKOK, Nov 1 (Bernama): From Monday onwards, Bangkok and three tourist destinations namely Krabi, Phang-Nga and Phuket under ‘tourism sandbox areas’ or ‘blue zones’ will see night-time curfew lifted and eateries allowed to serve alcoholic drinks.

Though pubs and bars, and entertainment outlets remain closed at these tourist-orientated areas, most restrictions on businesses and recreational activities will be lifted as the kingdom is set to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from 46 low-risk countries and territories starting November 1.

The easing of the restrictions come after Prime Minister Prayuth Chan o-cha chaired the Centre for Covid-19 Situation (CCSA) meeting today.

Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin said CCSA today reduced the number of ‘maximum and strict controlled areas’ or dark red zones from 23 to seven namely Chanthaburi, Tak, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Songkhla.

"In bid to contain Covid-19 outbreak in the ’dark red zones’, the curfew from 11pm to 3 am remain in place,” he said during the COVID-19 daily briefing here today.

To date, Thailand recorded 1,893,941 Covid-19 cases and 19,070 fatalities.

Meanwhile, Prayut urged the people and businesses to strictly observe and comply Covid-19 preventive measures to ensure the country’s safe reopening starting Monday.

He also urged the people with "opposing views” to cooperate and avoid creating a bad image of the country as the kingdom is set to welcome international travellers.

Thailand is to welcome fully vaccinated visitors starting November 1 from 46 low-risk countries and territories including Malaysia, with the visitors exempted from quarantine. - Bernama

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