What to Visit? Where to Go? Here’s a Helpful Guide to Easing Lockdown Phase 3
From June 1, 2020, Bangkok has entered the third phase of easing lockdown, with selected businesses are allowed to resume their activities
Bangkok is ready to welcome the new normal. Since entering the phase 3 of easing lockdown at the start of this month, the government has announced which types of businesses are allowed to reopen and which remains closed. Starting in the month of June 2020, Bangkok has allowed the following businesses and activities to reopen and resume their activities. The comprehensive list is as follows:
- Restaurants and beverage shops, convenience stores, street stalls, food courts and cafeterias.
- Shopping malls, department stores and community malls can remain open until 9pm.
- Exhibition and convention facilities and event halls.
- Meeting rooms in hotels or convention centres.
- Retailers and wholesalers, community shops, markets, floating markets, flea markets.
- Hypermarkets and wholesale markets.
- Beauty salons, hairdressers, and barbers with a time limit of not more than two hours for each customer and no waiting in the premises.
- Amulet markets and centres.
- Nurseries and elderly care centres (overnight only).
- Child development centres.
- Beauty and aesthetic clinics, tattoo shops and manicure/pedicure shops.
- Golf courses and driving ranges.
- Sports stadiums.
- Public parks and sports venues.
- Pet care centres.
- Fitness centres.
- Indoor sports venues.
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
- Botanic gardens, flower gardens, museums, learning centres, historic sites, archaeological sites, public libraries, and art galleries.
- Health and wellness shops, spas, Thai traditional massage shops, and foot massage shops.
- Boxing camps and gyms.
- Bowling alleys and skating and rollerblade rinks.
- Dance centres and schools.
- Ponds for water sports and activities.
- Cinemas and theatres.
- Schools and educational buildings.
The reopening will be accompanied under strict health and safety measures to control and prevent the second wave of COVID-19. Basic rules for public still apply, which are keeping social distancing, wearing a surgical or cloth mask, and frequently washing hands. However, do note that the following businesses and activities remain closed for the time being:
- Pubs, bars, and entertainment venues.
- Water parks and amusement parks.
- Children’s playgrounds and children’s play areas in markets, floating markets and flea markets.
- Snooker and billiard halls.
- Game centres.
- Gaming and Internet shops.
- Fighting cock venues.
- Nurseries and elderly care centres (except for overnight services).
- Boxing stadiums.
- Martial arts gyms.
- Horse-race tracks.
- Shower establishments.
- Massage and shower parlours.
- All types of competition venues.
- Catering rooms and venues.
- Fighting bulls and fish venues.
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.