TCEB Situation Update Travel Advisory: COVID-19 virus Fourth Phase Easing of Lockdown Measures Lifting Night Curfew, Green Light for Meetings, Exhibitions, Trade Fairs 16 June 2020

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TCEB Situation Update

Travel Advisory: COVID-19 virus
Fourth Phase Easing of Lockdown Measures Lifting Night Curfew, Green Light for Meetings, Exhibitions, Trade Fairs 

16 June 2020


Thailand has announced the fourth phase easing of lockdown measures effective 15 June, 2020. The relaxation includes more reopening of businesses, such as organization of meetings, trade fairs and events at hotels, convention and exhibition centers. Hotels and restaurants are among the sectors given more room to operate. Meanwhile, Phuket International Airport has been reopened for domestic flights starting from 13 June, making all international airports in Thailand being in operation mode. Foreign entry into the Kingdom, however, remains restricted.

Other businesses and enterprises given the green light to operate are as follows:

1. Night curfew is lifted. 

2. International schools, educational institutes and universities conducting international courses, tuition schools, schools under the administration of border patrol police and schools where the total number of students do not exceed 120 can conduct learning, teaching and training but must comply with disease control measures. Opening of other schools, educational institutes and universities is subject to the discretion of the Ministry of Education.

3. Economic activities

3.1 Meetings, training, seminars, exhibitions, trade fairs, banquet, cultural performances or other kinds of activities held at hotels, theatres, convention centres, exhibition centers, cinemas or other permitted venues

3.2 Restaurants, food shops, hotels can resume serving alcoholic drinks but sales promotion activities are prohibited. Pubs, bars, karaoke bars are not yet allowed to operate.

3.3 Nurseries, elderly care centers, welfare centers for children and the elderly can operate daily services.

3.4 Science parks and cultural centers

3.5 Filming or TV production with the crew working team not exceeding 150 and the 50 spectators at a maximum. 

4. Health and recreation activities

4.1 Body steam, herbal steam, group body steam, facial massage at health spa or health-care service establishments, or traditional Thai massage services. Massage parlors are, however, not yet permitted. 

4.2 Group exercises in public parks, or open-air venues

4.3 Water parks, children playgrounds, theme parks, except temporary installment, such as inflatable toys.

4.4 Sporting or exercising venues, sporting activities, sport instruction are allowed. Sporting competitions can be organized but viewing is via broadcast only. Cock and bull fighting rings and fighting fish rings are not yet permitted.

4.5 Game machines, coin-op games in department stores and community malls  

5. Inter-provincial public transport in all modes is allowed but operators must strictly abide by the disease control measures.


Reference:

https://media.thaigov.go.th/uploads/public_img/source/10.pdf (TH Version)

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Information about COVID-19 outbreak from WHO 

https://www.who.int/thailand/emergencies/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

Disease Control Department call centre 1422, 24-hour

https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/news.php

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) call +66 (0) 2694 6000

https://www.businesseventsthailand.com/en/situation-update-coronavirus-covid-19  or info@tceb.or.th.