Thailand Covid Zones Update: Alcohol, Curfews, Meals, Schools, Gathering


The CCSA revised the color-coded areas for Thailand ahead of today’s reopening. It reduces the dark red zone to just 7 remaining provinces, restores the yellow zone for provinces under observation but not restricted, and adds a tourist blue zone which seems less linked to the actual statistics of Covid-19 than to the economic potential for the benefit of the tourism sector.

Starting today, November 1, Thailand reopens its doors to fully vaccinated travelers from up to 63 countries and territories, with just 1 night of quarantine. More information HERE and HERE.

Notably, Thailand’s deep southern provinces along the Malaysian border remain dark red areas.

But what can and can’t you do in each area now? What are the restrictions for each zone? Here’s a breakdown of some key rules and restrictions by zone.


DARK RED Chanthaburi – Nakhon Si Thammarat – Narathiwat – Pattani – Songkhla – Tak – Yala
RED Ang Thong – Ayutthaya – Chachoengsao – Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Chon Buri – Chumphon – Kanchanaburi – Khon Kaen – Lop Buri – Nakhon Nayok – Nakhon Pathom – Nakhon Ratchasima – Nakhon Sawan – Nonthaburi – Pathum Thani – Phatthalung – Phetichchabun – Phitsanulok – Prachinburi – Prachuap Khiri Khan – Ranong – Ratchaburi – Rayong – Sa Kaeo – Samut Prakan – Samut Sakhon – Samut Songkhram – Saraburi – Satun – Suphan Buri – Surat Thani – Trang – Trat – Ubon Ratchathani – Udon Thani
ORANGE Amnat Charoen – Buri Ram – Chai Nat – Chaiyaphum – Kalasin – Kamphaeng Phet – Lampang – Lamphun – Loei – Mae Hong Son – Maha Sarakham – Nong Bua Lam Phu – Nong Khai – Phayao – Phrae – Roi Et – Si Sa Ket – Sing Buri – Sukhothai – Surin – Uthai Thani – Uttaradit – Yasothon
YELLOW Bung Kan – Mukdahan – Nakhon Phanom – Nan – Sakon Nakhon
BLUE Bangkok – Krabi – Phangnga – Phuket


  • Can. I drink?!?!
    • DARK RED: Certainly not!
    • RED: No.
    • ORANGE: No.
    • YELLOW: Like a Magic 8 Ball, the signs say yes. Most sources only mention the blue zone, but the CCSA meeting hinted that low-risk yellow provinces could also get alcohol restrictions lifted.
    • BLUE: Yes, in restaurants only. Entertainment venues remain closed.
  • Do I have to run home before curfew?
    • DARK RED: Reduced from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
    • RED: Nothing.
    • ORANGE: Nothing.
    • YELLOW: Nothing.
    • BLUE: Nothing.
  • Is homework compulsory?
    • DARK RED: At least 70% of government employees, while the private sector is encouraged to do more.
    • RED: Soft.
    • ORANGE: Soft.
    • YELLOW: Soft.
    • BLUE: Flexible, except Bangkok which requires at least 70% of the workforce to work from home.
  • I am so popular, can I organize gatherings?
    • DARK RED: Call a few friends – a maximum of 50 people is allowed.
    • RED: Make it a party – a maximum of 200 people allowed.
    • ORANGE: Promote it online! Up to 500 people can attend.
    • YELLOW: Host a convention – up to 1,000 people can attend.
    • BLUE: Invite LaLisa to play! You can have as many people as you want, with no capacity limit.
  • Can I finally kick my damn kids out and send them back to school?
    • DARK RED: You will need permission from local authorities. If they think your area has too much Covid-19, you’re stuck with the kids.
    • RED: Schools are allowed to reopen.
    • ORANGE: Schools are allowed to reopen.
    • YELLOW: Schools are allowed to reopen.
    • BLUE: Schools are allowed to reopen.
  • What if I want to have a midnight snack with all my friends?
    • DARK RED: Not enough. You can bring some of them before 10 p.m. when the restaurants have to close. Air-conditioned restaurants are allowed at 50% of their capacity and restaurants without air-conditioning are allowed at 75%.
    • RED: Watch the clock – Food venues must close at 11 p.m., but there is no seating limit.
    • ORANGE: Yes, no time or seating restrictions in this area.
    • YELLOW: Yes, no time or seating restrictions in this area.
    • BLUE: Yes, no time or seating restrictions in this area.

THE SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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