Thai Government imposes ban on gatherings over New Year 2021 holidays

Bangkok, 31 December, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update regarding the Royal Thai Government’s latest announcement on the ban of gatherings nationwide.

Published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 30 December, 2020, effective immediately and until further notice, the ban was issued by the Supreme Commander, General Chalermpol Srisawasdi, in his capacity as the head of security-related emergency situations.

The announcement cited the current local community infections in Samut Sakhon and Rayong provinces that have spread to several other Thai provinces, and may potentially spread throughout the country.

To protect health and contain the spread of the outbreak, by taking preventive measures along with stimulating the economy, the following bans of gatherings that have been imposed nationwide:

Any gatherings that would pose a risk of disease transmission, exploit opportunities to compound people’s hardships, or are intended to spread the disease.

Any gatherings or activities that would draw crowds in government-designated “highly controlled areas” or “controlled areas” are prohibited. Household gatherings can be held while government activities can take place under strict social distancing rules.

Any gatherings or activities that would draw crowds in…


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