Restaurants in Bangkok can serve alcohol from Monday (Nov 1) but only until 9m, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has announced.
To serve alcohol a restaurant also needs to have an SHA (Safety and Health Administration) certification.
On Friday, it was announced that Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga had been re-classified as ‘blue zone’ provinces and as such would be able to serve alcohol in restaurants as part of the plans to reopen Thailand to foreign tourists.
However, on Saturday, the BMA stressed restaurants have to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocols put in place limit the spread of the virus.
The BMA said that the easing of restrictions are in place until Nov 30 but can changed at any moment.
Restrictions were also eased for other businesses such as beauty clinics, beauty salons, nail salons, tattoo shops, spas and Thai massage shops. However, many of these businesses are required to open by appointment only and customers are required to fully vaccinated or have negative RT-PCR or ATK results within 72 hours.
Pubs, bars, karaoke, night clubs, massage parlours and other entertainment venues must remain closed.