Thailand’s Prachuap Khiri Khan closes hotels, orders all residents to wear masks

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All incoming boats are banned from docking in the province, except for emergency reasons. Fishing boats must receive a permit from the local district head.
All incoming boats are banned from docking in the province, except for emergency reasons. Fishing boats must receive a permit from the local district head.

Bangkok, 04 April, 2020, at 14.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide an update on the latest orders issued by Prachuap Khiri Khan Province on 3 April, 2020, to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), with immediate effect until further notice.



  1. Screening measures at the points of entry and exit. Any person deemed at risk will be isolated and transferred to a designated hospital for quarantine or treatment.
  2. Strict enforcement of restrictions on gatherings.
  3. Closure of all types of hotels and similar establishments, which have permits according to the Hotel Act 2004, with the exception of hotels designated as hospitals and emergency venues. Hotels currently occupied, which are to be closed after the last guests have checked out, must report the details of all guests to the local authorities. Any guest deemed at risk will be isolated and transferred to a designated hospital for quarantine or treatment.
  4. All residents must wear surgery or cloth masks when leaving their residence.
  5. All incoming boats are banned from docking in the province, except for emergency reasons. Fishing boats must receive a permit from the local district head.

Prachuap Khiri Khan Province is divided into eight districts, including one of Thailand’s major tourist destinations, Hua Hin. The province is located some 240 Kms. south of Bangkok.

TAT is constantly providing updates on the tourism-related COVID-19 situation in Thailand at the TAT Newsroom (https://www.tatnews.org/). For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.

For constant updates of Thailand’s COVID-19 control measures for travelers, please visit https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/eng/index.php.

This press release is published on 04 April, 2020, at 14.00 Hrs. All information is accurate at the current time but can be changed depending on the situation. The TAT Newsroom will not be updating this press release but will issue new updates as soon as further information becomes available.