Chonburi authorities approve drinking hour extensions at qualified eateries to 11:00 PM., effective this Monday

Chonburi –

Chonburi and another seven tourist pilot provinces have approved the extension of drinking hours at qualified eateries from 9:00 PM. to 11:00 PM., effective this Monday, January 24th.

According to the announcement, restaurants, eateries, food halls, street food, restaurants in hotels, and other food and beverages venues in the province that have been qualified under SHA+ (Safety and Health Certification) or Thai Stop Covid 2 Plus would be allowed to serve alcoholic beverages until 11:00 PM., starting tomorrow.

Chonburi “restaurant” operators or entrepreneurs are also responsible for providing ATK (Rapid antigen Covid-19) test kits for customers to test before entering “restaurants” or customers must provide negative results of the Covid-19 test 72 hours before using the service. This rule is primarily aimed at venues that were formerly entertainment venues that have temporarily become “restaurants” with the above certifications and venues where the focus is alcohol over food. Staff must also be tested daily, until further notice.

Entertainment venues, including bars, pubs, nightclubs, gogos, karaoke lounges, and other similar businesses, remain legally close until further notice. Only modified restaurants with the above certifications that are approved by the authorities are allowed to be operated.

If any venues were found to violate one of the above, they would be ordered for temporary closure by the provincial Communicable Disease Committee.



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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.