Thailand Scraps Mask-Wearing Mandate in Public Places as Covid Slows Down

Wearing a face mask in public places is no longer needed in Thailand from July onwards, in a bid to boost the country’s pandemic-battered economy after the spread of Covid-19 outbreak slowed down, the CCSA said on Friday.

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has announced further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, reclassifying the entire country’s color-zoning into surveillance area green Covid-19 zones. This means that most activities can resume, including drinking alcohol in restaurants and nightlife venues open until pre-pandemic hours, or around 2 a.m.

The requirement to wear a face mask in public will be relaxed, although no firm date has been set. However, the mask mandate is still recommended in crowded spaces and closing venues.

Thailand Pass registration will end from July 1, and only proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative Covid testing will be required.