Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved a proposal to shorten the nighttime curfew to 10pm-4am, instead of the current 9pm-4am, and to resume other types of businesses from October 1st.
Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said the CCSA meeting agreed to ease some COVID-19 restrictions, as proposed by the Ministry of Public Health. More types of businesses and establishments, such as spas, cinemas, sports grounds and museums, will be able to reopen.
He said restaurants and convenience stores will be allowed to open until 9pm. Restaurants can also provide live music, but the consumption of alcoholic beverages is still not allowed.
Quarantine period for vaccinated travellers reduced to 7 days
The CCSA also agreed to reduce the quarantine period for vaccinated travellers to 7 days, instead of 14. Those who do not have documents proving their vaccination will, however, have to go through 10-14 days of quarantine.
Meanwhile, the CCSA resolved to extend the current state of emergency, which is due to expire on September 30th, to November 30th and to postpone the reopening plan for five provinces under the “sandbox” model from October 1st to November 1st.
The CCSA also announced the reopening on November 1st of Bangkok, Krabi, Phang-nga, Prachuap Khiri Khan (only Hua Hin and Nong Gae), Phetchaburi (only Cha-am), Chonburi (only Pattaya, Bang Lamung, Jom Thien, Bang Sare), Ranong (Koh Phayam), Chiang Mai (Muang, Mae Rim, Mae Taeng, and Doi Tao districts), Loei (Chiang Khan) and Buriram (Muang district).
The State of Emergency has been in place since March 2020 and repeatedly extended as the decree is valid for no more than 90 days at a time.
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