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Northern Thai provinces starting Covid restrictions as 3rd wave spreads




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Thailand’s northern provinces are starting to impose more self-quarantines or travel restrictions to combat the recent Covid-19 outbreak that has spread quickly throughout northern Thailand. Phichit and Lampang provinces are the latest in northern Thailand to impose a variety of covid-19 restrictions on people entering.

A Thailand Interior Ministry told Chiang Rai Times that the longer list emphasises the seriousness of the 3rd wave of the coronavirus. The new wave originated in nightlife venues in Bangkok and has spread to 74 out of Thailand’s 77 provinces, as of yesterday. Health inspectors believe the new and more contagious UK strain of Covid-19, named B117, arrived in Thailand from Cambodia through migrants.

But as the CCSA has largely placed restrictions in the hands of each provincial government, many are confused about what guidelines they must follow upon entering certain provinces. Northern Thailand’s Lampang province, for example, orders visitors from Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Pathom and Chiang Mai to report immediately to local health authorities or officials, but it does not require them to undergo quarantine for 2 weeks if test results are negative.

Visitors are advised to check updated information at as the rules are different in each province. So far, 42 provinces have imposed self-quarantine. Phichit, Lampang and Ubon Ratchathani were the latest to join 39 other provinces imposing a variety of restrictions on people entering their provinces.

Visitors to the website posted multiple questions, mostly on whether they needed to be quarantined.

Provinces that impose self-quarantine or other requirements on travellers:


  • Chiang Mai
  • Kamphaeng Phet
  • Lampang
  • Lamphun
  • Nan
  • Phayao
  • Phetchabun
  • Phichit
  • Phitsanulok
  • Phrae
  • Tak
  • Uttaradit


  • Amnat Charoen
  • Bung Kan
  • Buri Ram
  • Chaiyaphum
  • Khon Kaen
  • Maha Sarakham
  • Mukdahan
  • Nakhon Phanom
  • Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Nong Bua Lam Phu
  • Nong Khai
  • Sakon Nakhon
  • Ubon Ratchathani
  • Udon Thani
  • Yasothon


  • Chai Nat
  • Lop Buri
  • Nakhon Sawan
  • Sa Kaeo
  • Saraburi
  • Sing Buri
  • Uthai Thani


  • Chumphon
  • Narathiwat
  • Pattani
  • Phangnga
  • Ranong
  • Satun
  • Songkhla
  • Trang

SOURCE: Chiang Rai Times


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    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    And? Deaths? Or is this a terrifying wave of meaningless asymptomatic cases?

    • Thaiger


      Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      36 people are currently in a serious condition and 9 people are on ventilators as of today

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    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    those pesky neighbours. i feel sorry for thailand. always someone else making their problems. not its the dam cambodians.

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    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Said it few weeks ago.. it will be more worse… there it is and it will be more worse because they still want to let in foreigners…

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    Sam C

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:10 pm


    36 people are currently in a serious condition and 9 people are on ventilators as of today

    Obviously none of these are your family or friends or you wouldn’t be posting your insensitive sarcasm

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    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Asymptomatic does not equal “meaningless”. To suggest otherwise is misinformation or worse.

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