6 June 2024

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang issued an announcement today (Monday), further easing restrictions on eateries in the capital, by allowing them to serve alcohol to customers up to 11pm from December 1st.

According to the same announcement, eateries which have passed the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration’s standard of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, or the “Thai Stop COVID Plus” standard of the Health Services Department, can also serve alcohol up to 11pm.

Other venues, such as pubs, bars and massage parlours, will remain closed until further notice.

Since November 1st, eateries only in the capital and three other provinces (Krabi, Phang-nga and Phuket) in all of Thailand can serve alcoholic drinks up until 9pm. The alcohol ban remains in place in other tourist towns such as Pattaya, prompting the restaurateurs to seek the lifting of the ban sooner than January 16th, the D-Day for reopening of nightclubs and pubs in some provinces.