Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Bangkok, 26 May, 2020, at 17.00 Hrs. – The Royal Thai Government has decided to extend the Emergency Decree for one more month, until 30 June, 2020, to prevent a second wave of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections as seen recently in some other countries.
According to the Government’s spokesperson Prof. Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, the state of emergency is needed to ensure Thailand’s efficiency on the COVID-19 control measures, especially as the country is entering the third phase for easing restrictions.
The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) will convene on Friday, 29 May, 2020, to decide on the details for the reopening of more businesses and activities, following the first phase of relaxation from 3 May and second phase from 17 May.
The government is also mulling whether the current 23.00-04.00 Hrs. night-time curfew can be shortened to midnight to 04.00 hrs.
Thailand continues to seal off all entry/access points (land, sea and air) to the country. On 16 May, 2020, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced an extension of the temporary ban on all international flights to Thailand until 30 June 2020.
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. This press release is published on 26 May, 2020, at 17.00 Hrs. All information is accurate at the current time but can be changed depending on the situation. The TAT Newsroom will not be updating this press release but will issue new updates as soon as further information becomes available.
The Grand Palace to reopen to visitors from 4 June
Bangkok, 27 May, 2020, at 15.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the latest update that the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok will be reopened Thursday, 4 June, 2020.
Wat Rong Khun Light Fest
For those interested in attending “Wat Rong Khun Light Fest”, the show will open on 22nd November 2019, and run until 22nd December 2019, with 2 performances daily at 18.30 and 20.30. Each performance lasts 60 minutes. Tickets are priced from 400 – 1,150 baht, and are limited to only 1,000 seats per performance. Tickets are available to purchase via Thai Ticketmaster or through www.thaiticketmajor.com.For more information, please call 083-989-6926 and/or 083-989-6831. For special promotions for tour groups, please email email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org .For more information, please visit www.watrongkhunlightfest.com.
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TAT Newsroom gears up for 2nd Blogger Thailand competition winner’s trip
The TAT’s International PR Division embarked on a journey from 10-12 May to take in the sights and sounds in Prachin Buri, Nakhon Nayok, and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces. They also dropped by at Khao Yai National Park, which borders all three of these provinces.
*Some of the locations visited during the recent site inspection trip.
Amazing Thai Fruits at Icon Siam
For those who love Thai fruits, nothing is possibly better than getting to eat high quality fruits from orchards from around the country. SOOKSIAM has collaborated with the Department of Agricultural Extension, Community Development Department, Horticultural Science Society of Thailand, the Farmer’s Society from Plabplanarai district, Chanthaburi and Talaad Thai to to create a city of fruits for all to taste and shop for premium Thai fruits at the “Amazing Thai Fruit Paradise” event. Under the