Live music back at restaurants in Hua Hin but alcohol still banned

Downtown Hua Hin, file photo.

People going to eat in restaurants in Hua Hin will soon be able to enjoy listening to live music, but alcohol remains off the menu.

Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration has announced an easing of restrictions in Prachuap Khiri Khan and the 28 other ‘dark red’ provinces.

From October 1, restaurants in Hua Hin will be permitted to host live music and close at 9pm, one hour later than previously allowed. However, alcohol is still prohibited for sale in restaurants, the CCSA said.

Also from Oct 1, the night time curfew will be cut by one hour to 22:00 to 04:00, while more types of businesses and establishments, such as spas, cinemas, sports grounds and museums, will be able allowed to reopen.

An order from the provincial governor confirming exactly which restrictions have been eased in Prachuap Khiri Khan is expected to be released within the next 48 hours.

The CCSA also announced it will cut the quarantine period to 7 days for foreign visitors who have been fully vaccinated, while quarantine will be 10-14 days for the visitors who do not have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

More tourist destinations will reopen on Oct 1-31, the CCSA said.

They are Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in Surat Thani province; Khao Lak and Koh Yao in Phangnga; and Koh Phi Phi, Koh Ngai, Railay, Klong Muang and Thap Khaek of Krabi.

Hua Hin will reopen on November 1, it was confirmed.