60 provinces and growing have a mask mandate now in Thailand, see the list here


The Kingdom of Thailand now has a total of 63 provinces (and Bangkok) with mask mandates when out of one’s home or one could face a fine of up to 20,000 baht based on the severity of the offense.

This includes when driving in your vehicle with more than yourself (and some provinces are reportedly enforcing even driving alone.) It does not matter if the other people in the vehicle are household members.

There are also not officially exceptions for exercising or other measures, as the overall message is “wear a mask at all times when not in your home. The new measures even require tv presenters to wear one at all times as they are in studios with other people and to, according to the Thai government, set a good example. Wearing a mask also means full coverage of one’s mouth and nose, not wearing on a chin or leaving the nose uncovered, according to Public Health Ministry advice.

The rule is in effect in Bangkok and over 60 provinces, here is the list provided by the Thai Tourism Authority:


  1. Angthong
  2. Ayutthaya
  3. Bangkok
  4. Lop Buri
  5. Kanchanaburi (only at markets, flea markets, and floating markets)
  6. Nakhon Nayok
  7. Nakhon Pathom
  8. Nonthaburi
  9. Pathum Thani
  10. Phetchaburi
  11. Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin)
  12. Samut Prakan
  13. Samut Sakhon
  14. Saraburi
  15. Singburi
  16. Suphan Buri


  1. Chachoengsao
  2. Chanthaburi
  3. Chon Buri (Home of Pattaya)
  4. Prachin Buri
  5. Sa Kaeo
  6. Trat


  1. Chiang Mai
  2. Lamphun
  3. Nakhon Sawan
  4. Phetchabun
  5. Phitsanulok
  6. Sukhothai
  7. Tak
  8. Uttaradit


  1. Amnat Charoen
  2. Bueng Kan
  3. Buri Ram
  4. Chaiyaphum
  5. Kalasin
  6. Khon Kaen
  7. Loei
  8. Maha Sarakham
  9. Mukdahan
  10. Nakhon Phanom
  11. Nakhon Ratchasima
  12. Nong Bua Lam Phu
  13. Nong Khai
  14. Roi Et
  15. Si Sa Ket
  16. Surin
  17. Ubon Ratchathani
  18. Udon Thani
  19. Yasothon

SOUTH (entire region)

  1. Chumphon
  2. Krabi
  3. Nakhon Si Thammarat
  4. Narathiwat
  5. Pattani
  6. Phang Nga
  7. Phatthalung
  8. Phuket
  9. Ranong
  10. Satun
  11. Songkhla
  12. Surat Thani (Koh Samui and other popular islands)
  13. Trang
  14. Yala

TPN media has had multiple screenshots of what appear to be fines given to people for allegedly violating the mask order, with a variety of fine amounts generally starting around 6,000 baht. Authorities have said to avoid potentially getting a fine is simple-wear a mask at all times when outside properly.

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