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Thailand further eases COVID-19 curbs nationwide, allowing New Year countdown festivities

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an update on the three latest announcements published last night (15 December, 2021) in the Royal Thai Government Gazette that relax more COVID-19 restrictions nationwide, allowing the New Year countdown festivities, and further easing rules for travellers entering Thailand.

The New Year countdown festivities will be allowed to take place under the COVID-free setting guidelines, which include vaccination requirement, universal prevention, health and hygiene measures, and antigen testing.

All events must ensure that everyone be fully vaccinated. Events with at least 1,000 participants must also ensure that everyone has received a negative antigen test result 72 hours prior to the event. Open-air restaurants with good ventilation nationwide will be allowed to serve alcoholic drinks to customers during the New Year countdown until 01.00 Hrs. on 1 January, 2022.

TAT is also planning a number of New Year countdown festivities in unique locations up and down the country, and the TAT Newsroom will be releasing a press release on this as soon as official details are confirmed.

Details on the further easing of rules for travellers entering Thailand from 16 December, 2021, is available on

Meanwhile, also effective from 16 December, 2021,…

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