Connect with us


Officials confirm Koh Larn will remain open to domestic visitors for now

Maya Taylor



PHOTO: Richard Barton / Flickr

Officials in Pattaya and Koh Larn say there are currently no plans to close the island to visitors despite a man who worked briefly at a local restaurant testing positive for Covid-19. It’s understood the worker was employed from April 3 to April 6, before quitting. During his short employment stint, he visited a number of nightlife venues in Pattaya during the course of one evening, before returning to the island. The name of the restaurant where he worked has not been released.

The man was later contacted by contact-tracers and subsequently tested positive for the virus. The Pattaya News reports that the restaurant on Koh Larn was closed for 3 days, with officials testing several people the man had come into contact with. It’s understood all have tested negative but are self-isolating for 14 days.

No other infections have been recorded on the island, with officials confirming it can remain open to domestic tourists, with strict disease prevention measures in place, including mandatory use of the contact-tracing MorChana app. Officials have also urged people to comply with mask-wearing regulations, saying a small minority – mostly foreigners – are failing to do so.

There is currently no planned lockdown for the island, with high-risk venues such as bars and clubs already temporarily closed. Restaurants and hotels remain open to domestic tourists and outdoor activities such as boat tours and diving can still go ahead until such time as the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration deems otherwise. The province of Chon Buri currently does not have any restrictions in place for those entering or leaving.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


Get more from The Thaiger

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


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.



  1. Avatar


    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Thong lor police were all wearing masks and all tested positive. Yes masks may help but don’t believe they are the cure like Thais want you to believe.

  2. Avatar


    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    “saying a small minority – mostly foreigners – are failing to do so.” another racist statement. I also working at hotel, mostly locals are failed to wear masks, every morning needed to remind them.

  3. Avatar

    toby andrews

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Chon Buri is being sensible. They take the risk; the tiny risk some person might die of catching the virus. Life goes on. Crossing the road or driving on a road is more dangerous, but they do not close the roads . . .

  4. Avatar


    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Agree. I visit Tukcom on Pattaya Tai frequently. Every time the security guard insists on me – a European with white skin, blue eyes, relatively big nose – stopping, disinfecting my hands, writing my name and telephone number on the list. And while I am doing so, he lets half a dozen Thais come in without none of these requirements.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A seasoned writer, with a degree in Creative Writing. Over ten years' experience in producing blog and magazine articles, news reports and website content.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)17 mins ago

Special train takes Covid patients home to northeastern Thailand

Best of24 mins ago

Top 5 best bars in Krabi

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 hour ago

Dying Samut Prakan mother tells daughters to go to orphanage

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Pattaya2 hours ago

American charged after not wearing a face mask at a Taco Bell in Pattaya

Thailand2 hours ago

GMT | Covid update, monkey business, Thai gold | July 27

Coronavirus World2 hours ago

Travel bubble plans abandoned amid global spread of Delta variant

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Pattaya2 hours ago

Over 66 people arrested in police raid at Pattaya beach club

Coronavirus Vaccines3 hours ago

Government under increasing pressure to share details of vaccine procurement deals

Coronavirus Thailand3 hours ago

Covid patients with positive antigen test no longer need PCR test prior to treatment

Tourism4 hours ago

Thai tourism likely to hit rock bottom this year

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 14,150 new cases and 118 deaths

Myanmar16 hours ago

Myanmar’s economy to shrink by 18% due to military coup and Covid-19

Singapore18 hours ago

Singapore plans to vaccinate 80%, reopen with quarantine-free travel by September

Thailand19 hours ago

Pattaya suspects arrested for live streaming breaking curfew

Thailand20 hours ago

Sinovac/AstraZeneca highly effective, according to Thai research

Thailand5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

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

Phuket5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

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

Tourism5 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand6 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

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

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8