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Streets, highway onraps and sidestreets are deserted in Bangkok's Khlong Toei district as Thailand imposes a national night-time curfew to arrest the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Covid-19 pulmonary disease it causes. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Thailand’s Curfew, List of ‘Dark Red’ Provinces Shrinks Saturday

Thailand’s nighttime curfew shrinks to four hours and the list of “dark red” provinces to 23 Saturday after the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s...
Sukhumvit Road, the main street through Bangkok's tourist, business and commercial area, is all but deserted before 8 p.m. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Oct. 1 Is Here, But What’s Really Changed?

Relaxed restrictions are still restrictions. Thailand still failing to "live with Covid-19"

Shorter Curfew, Quarantine, But Longer Wait for Thailand to ‘Live with Covid-19’

Curfews are shorter. Quarantines are shorter. This list of closed businesses is shorter. But the wait for Thailand to reopen to foreign tourism and...
Phi Phi Islands Krabi Thailand Boat Diving

Access to Koh Phi Phi Restricted Another 7 Days to Sept. 24

Krabi’s Communicable Disease Committee extended access restriction for Phi Phi Island for seven days as more Covid-19 cases linked to infections at anunder-construction sewage-treatment...
A solitary tuk-tuk driver scans an empty Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok for customers as Thailand imposes a national night-time curfew to arrest the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the Covid-19 pulmonary disease it causes.

Thailand to ‘Reopen’ 5 Destinations Oct. 1 … With Quarantines, Closed Businesses

'Reopen' is the wrong word, as it means neither quarantine-free travel for tourists nor full resumption of all businesses.
Deserted Thailand Streets During Coronavirus Lockdown

Curfew Could Be Next Covid-19 Restriction to Be Eased, Embattled PM Offers

Under intense fire at Parliament for his mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha threw his critics a bone by saying the...
Restaurants with outdoor seating can fill 75 percent of those tables. But air-conditioned, indoor dining rooms are capped at 50%.

Vaccine, Testing Requirement for Restaurants Dies, But Profits Still Will Be Hard to Find

No Booze, 8 p.m. closing, capacity limits means tough times to continue for restaurants, with vaccine looming on horizon
Not learning from last year's mistake, Koh Larn again will close itself off from the world tomorrow. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

No Vax, No Test Needed When Pattaya’s Koh Larn Reopens Wed.

Koh Larn reopens again Wednesday but will not require visitors to be vaccinated or tested for Covid-19. The island closed for the third time since...

CCSA to mull restaurant dine-in resumption, but for vaccinated, tested diners only

The Public Health Ministry today will ask the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration to allow dine-in services to resume, but only for coronavirus-vaccinated or...
A chart based current Thailand coronavirus cases and India's battle against the delta variant indicates Thailand's Covid-19 peak may have already passed.

Thailand May Begin Easing Covid-19 Restrictions in Sept. as Health Officials See Downward Trend

Experts believe peak in cases has passed, see curve flattening by end-Sept., but months away from ending.
Pattaya Thailand Massage Parlor Soapy Happy Ending Short-Time Closed Bangkok Coronavirus-1

Thailand Massage Parlors to Get Day in Court Over Covid Closings Without Compensation

The Civil Court accepted a complaint from 157 health massage parlor operators who sued the government for about 10 million baht for closing their...

Thailand Reports 20,258 New Covid-19 Cases as Lockdown Extended

The Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration on Tuesday reported 20,258 new coronavirus cases and 239 new fatalities a day after extending the semi-lockdown in...
Koh Samui Thailand Bars Closed Lockdown Coronavirus Reopen 2

Gov’t Pays Out ฿6.5 Billion in Coronavirus Relief for Locked-Down Thais

The government has already transferred 6.5 billion baht in Social Security payments to full-time employees affected by the lockdown measures, while additional financial aid...

Thailand’s Aug. Worst-Case Scenario Now Sept. Best-Case Covid-19 Hope

CCSA predicts 45,000 cases, 500 deaths daily by Sept. 7 with current lockdown, vaccination rate
Women drive past a casino in Sihanoukville, a coastal city that has become a gambling boom town

Cambodia May Ease Thailand ‘Blockade’ in Days As Covid-19 Restrictions Extended 2 Weeks

Cambodia may ease its “blockade” of Thailand border provinces within days even as it extends coronavirus restrictions for another two week. The announcement that virus-suppression...
Pattaya's already devastated Walking Street suffers another blow with the new year shutdown.

It’s Official: Pattaya Not Reopening Sept. 1; It Never Actually Was

For the few still holding out hope, it’s now official: Pattaya is not reopening to foreign tourists Sept. 1. In truth, it never was. No...
Pattaya Walking Street Bars For Rent Closed Thailand Coronavirus Covid-19 Lockdown

More than 1/3 of Thailand Now Under Lockdown

On Tuesday, Thailand reported a near-record 18,901 Covid-19 cases with 147 deaths.
Thais Wearing Face Masks in Chiang Mai

If Just 5% More People Followed Rules, Covid-19 Cases Would Plummet – Health Ministry

Public not taking coronavirus crisis seriously enough, Public Health Ministry says. Too many people out when they should be home.
Bangla Road stands empty in Patong, Phuket, Thailand

Phuket Closes Borders, Leaves Sandoxers Isolated, Bored

Tourists arriving in Phuket’s “sandbox” from Aug. 3 will be touching down on an island all-but-sealed off from the rest of Thailand where anything remotely entertaining closed down.
Bangkok Thailand Lockdown Empty Streets Covid Coronavirus

Thailand Warns of Total Lockdown as 11,305 More Covid-19 Cases Reported

Should people not abide by new restrictions, the government warned, a complete lockdown – day and night – could be coming for the dark red zones.
SRT Thailand State Railway Engine Train Locomotive Long-Distance

Even as Cases Fall, SRT Suspends 57 Train Lines to Limit Covid-19-Spreading Travel

Even as coronavirus cases plummet around the country, the State Railway of Thailand said Sunday it will restrict travel that could spread Covid-19 by...
A bar complex on Sukhumvit Soi 4 is shut down amid the coronavirus crisis. Operators hope to reopen in February (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Bangkok to Ease Shutdown Friday; Limits on Bars, Restaurants to Remain

13 business sectors get OK to reopen, but pubs to stay closed, restaurant hours limit, alcohol ban to continue

Pressure Mounts to End Shutdowns as Local Covid-19 Cases Drop to Handfuls in...

A steady and significant drop in locally transmitted coronavirus cases across Thailand is fueling expectations that restrictions on travel and businesses will be lifted...
Coronavirus Covid-19 Update Thailand Herald

Samut Sakhon Canneries Comprise Third of Thailand’s 305 New Coronavirus Cases

Migrant workers in Samut Sakhon’s canneries continue to fuel Thailand’s daily increases in coronavirus cases with the country reporting 305 confirmed infections on Thursday,...
Pattaya, along with Chonburi and four other provinces, is now under hard lockdown, with government permission required to leave the area.

After Waffling, Prayut Locks Down Pattaya, 5 Covid-19 ‘Red Zone’ Provinces

Non-essential interprovincial travel banned; Koh Si Chang closed, U-Tapao airport suspends commercial flights
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