The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) decided last week to allow bars, pubs, karaoke clubs and massage parlors to reopen in 31 regions starting from June.
The 31 provinces allowed to reopen nightlife venues and massage parlors are those classified as green and blue zones.
The 14 green zones are Chai Nat, Trat, Nakhon Phanom, Nan, Buri Ram, Phichit, Ang Thong, Maha Sarakham, Yasothon, Lampang, Surat Thani, Surin, Udon Thani and Amnat Charoen.
The 17 blue zones are Krabi, Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nonthaburi, Narathiwat, Pathum Thani, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phangnga, Phetchaburi, Phuket, Rayong and Songkhla.
Opening hours as well as the sale of alcohol and consumption on site are allowed until midnight. Customers should not share glasses and there should be no promotions for the sale of alcohol. Operators must comply with disease control measures.
Service providers, including singers and musicians, must be fully vaccinated and undergo weekly antigen tests.
“In massage parlours where people touch each other physically, they must wear face masks,” added Dr. Taweesilp, a spokesperson for the CCSA.
Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) also approved the simplified Thailand Pass registration and entry rules for international arrivals, effective 1 June 2022.
Foreign nationals are still required to apply for a Thailand Pass (via https://tp.consular.go.th/), but will only need to provide passport details, vaccination, and an US$10,000 health insurance policy. The system will then automatically issue a Thailand Pass QR code for the applicants. Meanwhile, Thais will no longer be required to apply for a Thailand Pass.
Daily Covid deaths hit 3-month low
Thailand’s daily coronavirus-releated deaths dropped from 37 to 31, the fewest since Feb 20, the Public Health Ministry said on Sunday.
Confirmed new cases fell to 4,739, down from 5,377 the previous day. However, antigen tests produced a further 5,808 positive results, which would raise the total to 10,547.