Chonburi Governor releases new orders easing Covid-19 restrictions effective from today, alcohol sales ban at restaurants, etc. stays however

Chonburi, Thailand

The Chonburi Governor has released new orders through their Public Relations Facebook page today (December 1st) detailing the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

The biggest change is that to gathering limits and closing times, allowing many venues to now close at their “normal” times, which refers to normal operating hours without Covid-19 restrictions. However, despite weeks of protests and pleas from business owners, especially in the tourist zone of Pattaya, alcohol sales at all premises on-site like bars, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, pubs, remain banned.

1. Gatherings of more than 500 people are not allowed except with permission from the Chonburi government (Such as specifically approved festivals in tourist areas like Pattaya). Gathering in the Chonburi tourism model area (Sattahip/Pattaya) is allowed under hygenic measurements.
2. Place allowed to open/Changes made: (We will not list every single place, only highlight the changes and basic announcements-Editor
2.1 Educational places
2.2 Restaurants are allowed to open at their normal times but NOT allowed to consume alcoholic beverages at the restaurant. Bars, nightlife, entertainment remain closed, including in tourist zones like Pattaya.
2.3 Malls can open at normal times. Amusement parks and water parks inside malls (not outside) are still closed.
2.4 Exhibition in hotels or centers is allowed not more than 1,000 people with permission for events like MICE or conventions.
2.5 Beauty clinics, spas, massages, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo or piercing shops can open until no more than midnight.
2.6 Public parks, sports fields, swimming pools, outdoor and indoor exercise places, fitness centers, can open at their normal time.
2.7 Cinemas, theaters can open at the normal time
2.8 Amulet markets can open at the normal time
2.9 Botanical parks can open at the normal time
2.10 Zoo or animal shows can open at the normal time
2.11 Game and internet cafés can open no later than midnight
2.12 Banquet rooms, Hotel meeting rooms, etc can open at the normal time but no alcohol drinking inside

If you have questions about the orders or if your venue can open please call City Hall 24 hours a day at 1337. We didn’t list every prior place that is already allowed to open.


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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.