THE LATEST DICTATES FROM THE CCSA – NOT MUCH GOOD NEWS….YET

  • QUICKER TEST & GO ARRANGEMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS
  • HUA HIN & CHA-AM STAYING DRY
  • DARK RED ZONES TO GO

In an everchanging and confusing landscape, international travellers arriving in Thailand fully vaccinated will soon only be to take a rapid antigen test, instead of the current RT-PCR test.  That means the ‘test & go’ procedure will take a much shorter period of time.

These travellers will not need to book one night in a hotel after their arrival. However, they will still need to book transportation to their hotel and a booking via Thailand Pass.

After today’s (Friday) broadcast with a CCSA’s announcement that new testing requirements would come into effect on December 1st, the CCSA later said the new measures will come into effect on December 16th. 

The State of Emergency is to be extended again until January 31st however all curfews will be revoked from December 1st as the Dark Red zone classification will be removed.

Nightclubs and pubs currently remain closed until January 16th, but this may change “if the situation improves”.  With a new Ministry of Health proposal, there is a glimmer of hope that restaurants and/or bars and pubs in Hua Hin and Cha-Am will be able to serve alcohol before that date.

It is understood that a new proposal is being drafted by the Ministry of Public Health for night time entertainment be allowed to reopen in the 17 ‘Blue Zone’ areas, which includes Hua Hin and Cha-Am.

Under the proposals, anyone entering an entertainment venue would need to show proof vaccination or a negative Covid test result with other preventative measures in place.  SHA safety certification for venues may also be required.

It should always be noted that any proposals or recommendations to change current Covid-related restrictions need to be formally approved by the CCSA.

Meanwhile the blatant disregard for alcohol restrictions by regional venues, customers and law-enforcement officials seems destined to continue.  Cheers!!