Connect with us


Curfew lifted October 31 for all or part of 17 Thai provinces

Neill Fronde



PHOTO: 17 provinces in Thailand will have curfew lifted on October 31. (via Wikimedia)

Just ahead of the big November 1 reopening to international tourists, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced that curfew will be lifted entirely in all or part of 17 provinces on October 31. The order has already been signed into effect and published in the Royal Gazette late last night.

The order means that when the doors are opened to fully vaccinated international travellers on the November 1, many key provinces won’t have any cut-off time or restrictions where tourists or locals aren’t supposed to be out.

The restrictions banning nightlife and alcohol consumption and sales for most of the country will remain in effect so far, though the ban s expected to be lifted on December 1. Bars, nightclubs, entertainment venues, pubs, karaoke, and other nightlife spots will remain closed but are looking ahead to reopening soon.

For now, public gatherings in the tourist provinces that are reopening will be allowed with a maximum of 500 people.

Citing an improvement in daily Covid-19 infections and hospital facilities being able to handle the patient numbers, as well as patient recovery times shortening, the Thai PM said it was safe enough to lift the curfew and help to rebuild the national economy.

The curfew had been recently reduced on October 16 to beginning at 11 pm and ending at 3 am in the dark red maximum and strict control provinces, but for those zones that have significant tourism sectors, those curfew hours will now be removed officially at 11 pm on October 31.

For some provinces, the curfew will be lifted without restriction, but in some locations, only key designated districts or areas will have the curfew lifted. The following is a list of provinces where the curfew will be lifted, including restrictions:


  • Bangkok
  • Krabi
  • Phang Nga
  • Phuket


  • Chon Buri
    • Bang Lamung
    • Pattaya
    • Si Racha
    • Koh Si Chang
    • Sattahip district
      • tambon Na Jomtien
      • tambon Bang Sare
  • Chiang Mai
    • Doi Tao
    • Mae Rim
    • Mae Taeng
    • Muang
  • Trat
    • Koh Chang only
  • Buri Ram
    • Muang district only
  • Prachuap Khiri Khan
    • tambon Hua Hin
    • tambon Nong Kae
  • Phetchaburi
    • Cha-am municipality only
  • Ranong
    • Koh Phayam only
  • Rayong
    • Koh Samet only
  • Loei
    • Chiang Khan district only
  • Samut Prakan
    • Suvarnabhumi airport only


  • Surat Thani
    • Koh Samui
    • Koh Phangan
    • Koh Tao
  • Nong Khai
    • Muang
    • Sangkhom
    • Sri Chiang Mai
    • Tha Bo
  • Udon Thani
    • Muang
    • Ban Dung
    • Kumphawapi
    • Na Yoong
    • Nong Han
    • Prachak Silapakhom

HERE’S information about the 46 countries now allowed quarantine-free arrival in Thailand (except for the first night). Also a chart with all the conditions, even if you’re unvaccinated.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

For more information on how to get into Thailand during the pandemic, CLICK HERE


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Phuket7 mins ago

Phuket gets approval for all-nighter New Year’s Eve party

Bangkok16 mins ago

Police seize 36,000 fake US$100 bills and printing machines in a series of raids

Bangkok2 hours ago

Bangkok police say restaurateurs could face jail time for serving alcohol after 9pm

Sponsored2 hours ago

Siam Seaplane makes getting to your destination so much easier

Crime2 hours ago

Survey reveals most respondents oppose legalising pornography in Thailand

Malaysia2 hours ago

Singapore and Malaysia reopen shared land border today

Bangkok3 hours ago

Booze sales are likely to be extended until midnight during Christmas and New Year’s

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Video3 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | Thailand Pass update, later alcohol hours proposed, Thai porn | Nov 29

Thailand3 hours ago

Legalising porn, Alcohol sales, Nightlife venue | Good Morning Thailand | Ep.141

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Omicron Covid-19 variant isn’t in Thailand, DDC director says

Media20 hours ago

No sex please, we’re Thai

Events21 hours ago

An aquatic meal with Olga Belka – taking art to new depths

Transport1 day ago

Hua Lamphong (Bangkok Train Station) – History and future | VIDEO

Thailand1 day ago

Bug-eating challenge with Natty, feat. Mark Abbott | VIDEO

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

UPDATE: Israel bans ALL foreign entry over Omicron

Thailand1 day ago

New variant could dampen Thailand’s reopening enthusiasm

Thailand3 months ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism9 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism9 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism9 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand11 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11