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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an update on the latest announcement by the Royal Thai Government to ease the nationwide COVID-19 controls, revising the colour-coded zones to two, the Pilot Tourist Areas or blue zones and the Areas under Stringent Surveillance or yellow zone.
Published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 29 April, 2022, the announcement increased the designation of ‘Blue Zone’ provinces from 10 to 12 as well as increased ‘Blue Zone’ districts in 16 other provinces with ‘Blue Zone’ districts, while Areas under Stringent Surveillance or yellow zone has been increased from 47 to 65 provinces.
For international travellers planning to travel Thailand during this time, please visit https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-reopening/ for more information on the latest entry requirements, beginning 1 May, 2022.
12 “Blue Zone” Provinces + 16 Provinces with ‘Blue Zone” Districts
Bangkok, and Ayutthaya (Mueang, Bang Pa-in, Phachi, and Uthai districts only), Kanchanaburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan (Mueang, Hua Hin, and Nong Kae districts only), and Samut Prakan (Suvarnabhumi Airport only).
Chanthaburi (only for Mueang and Tha Mai districts), Chon Buri, Rayong, and Trat (Ko Chang and Ko Kut districts only).
Buri Ram (Mueang district only), Khon Kaen (Mueang, Khao Suan Kwang, Poei Noi, Phon, Phu Wiang, Wiang Kao, and Ubolratana districts only), Loei (Chiang Khan district only), Nakhon Ratchasima (Mueang, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Chok Chai, Pak Chong, Phimai, Sikhio, and Wang Nam Khiao districts), Nong Khai (Mueang, Sangkhom, Si Chiang Mai, and Tha Bo districts only), Surin (Mueang and Tha Tum districts only), and Udon Thani (Mueang, Ban Dung, Kumphawapi, Na Yung, Prachaksilpakhom, and Nong Han districts only).
Chiang Mai, and Chiang Rai (Mueang, Chiang Khong, Chiang Saen, Mae Chan, Mae Fah Luang, Mae Sai, Phan, Thoeng, Wiang Kaen, and Wiang Pa Pao districts only).
Krabi, Phang-nga, Phuket, Ranong (Ko Phayam only), Surat Thani (Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao only), Songkhla and Yala (Betong district only.
65 “Yellow Zone” provinces or Areas under Stringent Surveillance
Central Region: Ang Thong, Ayutthaya*, Chai Nat, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Nakhon Pathom, Prachuap Khiri Khan*, Ratchaburi, Samut Prakan*, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, Sing Buri, and Suphan Buri.
Eastern Region: Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi*, Prachin Buri, Sa Kaeo, and Trat*.
Northeastern Region: Amnat Charoen, Bueng Kan, Buri Ram*, Chaiyaphum, Loei*, Maha Sarakham, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima*, Nong Bua Lam Phu, Nong Khai*, Kalasin, Khon Kaen*, Roi Et, Sakhon Nakhon, Si Sa Ket, Surin*, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani*, and Yasothon.
Northern Region: Chiang Rai*, Kamphaeng Phet, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Nakhon Sawan, Phayao, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, Uthai Thani, and Uttaradit.
Southern Region: Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Ranong*, Satun, Surat Thani*, Trang, and Yala.
*Except for areas designated as “Blue Zone” pilot tourist destinations.
For more information on Thailand’s entry schemes, please visit: https://www.tatnews.org/thailand-reopening/.