Visitors to Follow Several Safety Standards Applicable at Popular Thailand Tourist Spots
Some of popular Thailand tourist destinations are allowed to be reopened with a number of safety guidelines to avoid a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak
As Thailand relaxes its curfew regulation, allowing some of popular Thailand tourist destinations to reopen, the government is still also recommending strict safety guidelines for the greater good at tourist attractions and beaches. The government plans to completely lift the lockdown on all businesses and activities on 1 July, and this will apply to all cities across the country. This includes lifting interprovincial travel restrictions as well as ending the emergency decree and curfew. The emergency decree, which was invoked on 26 March to deal with the outbreak, will end 30 June, as will the ban on international travel.
Thailand’s Department of Health (DOH), Ministry of Public Health has collaborated with relevant agencies to establish brief guidelines for public health at tourist attractions and beaches. Some of these guidelines include limited tourist numbers, appropriate social distance measures, limited water activities with a fewer frequency of banana boats, speed boats, and rubber hoops.
The most important thing is the tourists must strictly adhere to the applicable guidelines and wear a mask at all times on the beach, wash their hands frequently, refrain from shouting when swimming, and maintaining spacing of one to two metres both on land and in water. People who have symptoms of fever, coughing, sneezing, and nasal discharge should refrain from visiting tourist sites and must see a doctor immediately. On the other hand, employees and staffs must wear a face shield and gloves. Handwashing stations or gel will be readily available, as well as public washrooms and restrooms will be cleaned at least every two hours during the operating hours.
Popular tourist spots such as Bang Saen Beach in Chon Buri province has reopened since Monday, June 8, and visitors have started to flock after being quarantined for more than two months to prevent COVID-19 transmission. After months of sheltering in place, visitors have already begun visiting Bang Saen Beach in Chon Buri province, which opened on Monday after closing for two months to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/). For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155. For constant updates of Thailand’s COVID-19 control measures for travellers, please visit https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php.