COVID-19 restrictions in Hua Hin to remain until August 31 – here’s what is open and closed

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The newly announced restrictions in Hua Hin and throughout Prachuap Khiri Khan will remain in place until August 31.

According to an order released by provincial governor Phallop Singhaseni on Tuesday, the restrictions are in effect from August 3 to 31.

Tuesday’s order confirms much of the information already reported with regards to business closures, curfews and other restrictions.

The provincial restrictions have been put in place after Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) reclassified Prachuap Khiri Khan as a ‘dark red’ zone.

Restrictions in Hua Hin: What’s closed?

  • pubs, bars, karaoke
  • massage – all forms, traditional, foot, steam, bathing, except for medical treatment in government hospitals.
  • boxing stadium, Muay Thai school, martial arts school
  • snooker tables, billiards, game shops, arcades and internet cafes
  • movie theatres
  • water parks, amusement parks, swimming pools
  • children’s play ground, inflatable play areas, ball pools etc
  • zoos
  • banquet halls, meeting rooms
  • beauty salons, weight control clinics
  • golf courses
  • gyms/fitness centres
  • sports fields, badminton, football, tennis, basketball
  • all educational facilities
  • driving schools
  • public libraries
  • nail salons, hair salons, barbers
  • tattoo shops
  • museums, national parks, Rajabhakti Park
  • large building supplies, construction material stores
  • amulet centres/markets

Restrictions in Hua Hin: What’s open?

Hotels are allowed to open and operate as normal but are not permitted to host banquets, seminars or meetings. Food can be served but must in a buffet style and not have people sitting around large tables.

Convenience stores and fresh markets can open from 4am to 8pm.

Shopping malls and department stores can open but no later than 8pm and only businesses deemed to be essential, such as supermarkets, pharmacies and food and beverage outlets.

Restaurants, whether located in a mall or elsewhere, can open but are only permitted to serve food to takeaway and must close by 8pm.

There is also a nighttime curfew in place from 9pm to 4am where people are required to stay at home unless they have a valid reason for travel, such as going to work, a medical emergency or travelling to the airport, for example.

Events with more than five people are strictly prohibited, unless the organiser has prior approval from the provincial authorities.

The governor also announced two checkpoints will be set up – one in front of the Bo Fai people’s service center on Petchkasem Road, and one in front of the Petchkasem Foundation on the Cha-am-Pranburi Bypass Road.