Hua Hin restaurants can now open until 11pm but alcohol is still off the menu

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Downtown Hua Hin, file photo.

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has announced that Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi provinces have now been downgraded to ‘red’ zones from ‘dark red’ zones.

The announcement made on Thursday (Oct 14) follows an easing of a number of restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19.

The most notable of the restrictions to be eased is the announcement that the nighttime curfew will now shortened to 11pm to 3am in dark red zones and lifted in red and orange zones.

On Monday (Oct 18), Hua Hin Today received confirmation from the provincial administration regarding the easing of restrictions specific to Prachuap Khiri Khan, which includes Hua Hin.

It was confirmed there is no night time curfew currently being enforced in the province.

Convenience stores, shopping malls, cinemas and gyms must be closed by 10pm.

Restaurants must also be closed by 11pm and the sale of alcohol is still prohibited.

Bars, pubs and nightclubs must also remain closed.

Gaming centres and/or arcades can also reopen but patrons must wear a mask at all times.

Amusement parks and water parks must remain closed.

Other restrictions eased will see convention halls and exhibition centres permitted to reopen while events can be held with up to 100 participants, unless special permission is granted. At all events, social distancing measures must be in place and attendees must wear masks at all times.

Self quarantine required for unvaccinated visitors from dark red provinces

People who are not fully vaccinated and travel to the province from a dark red province are required to self quarantine in their accommodation 14 days or the duration of their stay, if less than 14 days.

They are also required to report their arrival in the province to the local health authorities via QR code.

Fully vaccinated are people who have received any of the following vaccines no less than 14 days prior:

  • x2 doses of Sinovac, Sinopharm, Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sputnik
  • x1 dose Johnson & Johnson
  • Combination x1 dose Sinovac & x1 dose AstraZeneca

 

The dark red zones are now: Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Chachoengsao, Tak, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Prachin Buri, Pattani, Ayutthaya, Yala, Rayong, Ratchaburi, Songkhla, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon and Saraburi.

Both Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi have now been downgraded to ‘red’ zones. The other ‘red’ provinces are: Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Chainat, Chaiyaphum, Chumphon, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Trang, Trat, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Pattalung, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Maha Sarakham, Ranong, Lop Buri, Sri Sa Ket, Satun, Sa Kaeo, Sing Buri, Suphan Buri, Surat Thani, Surin, Ang Thong, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani and Phetchabun.

‘Orange’ provinces are: Krabi, Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Panom, Nan, Bueng Kan, Buri Ram, Phayao, Phang-nga, Phrae, Phuket, Mukdahan, Mae Hong Son, Yasothon, Roi Et, Lampung, Lampoon, Loei, Sakhon Nakhon, Sukhothai, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani and Amnat Charoen.

The new measures are effective from October 16 and are likely to be in place until at least the end of October.

The English language version of the announcement can be watched below:

* This post was updated on 18 October having received information specific to Prachuap Khiri Khan.

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