Pattaya City announces strict New Year’s Countdown festival rules-only double vaccinated AND recently tested for Covid-19 can attend

Pattaya –

Pattaya City has announced people who want to join in the Pattaya Countdown 2022 festival concerts at Bali Hai Pier on New Year’s MUST complete double doses of Covid – 19 vaccines AND show proof of a recent Covid-19 ATK test.

A meeting to decide on the rules was held at Pattaya City Hall over the past weekend and was led by Pattaya City Deputy Mayor Wuttisak Ruemkitkan.

Mr. Wuttisak told TPN media, “People who want to join in the Pattaya Countdown 2022 event MUST complete double doses of Covid -19 vaccines by showing via the ‘Mor Prom’ mobile application their certification, along with Identification Card/Passport AND proof of an ATK (rapid antigen Covid test) result (medical certificate/approved clinic or hospital only) no more than 72 hours before the New Year’s events, running from December 29th-December 31st.”

“Everyone must wear a face mask. No food or drink is allowed in the concert area, especially alcohol. We will have 2,500 chairs in front of the stage with one-meter space for each chair. The surrounding area, however, can handle up to 7,000 people.”

“Roads near Bali Hai Pier will be closed for traffic from 3:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. on December 29th to December 31st.”

TPN media notes that this is the first festival where officials are asking for both a test and vaccine proof, it was normally one or the other at recent music festivals and events. This is, however, a national Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) direction for countdown events. Unvaccinated people or those unwilling to take a test may be able to see or hear the event from a distance, but will not be able to enter the stage area.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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.