Thailand Emergency Decree two-month extension takes effect from 1 April – 31 May

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The two-month extension covers several holiday periods and long weekends in April and May, including the Thai New Year or Songkran Festival 2021.

The latest update from the Royal Thai Government regarding the nationwide measures to prevent a resurgence in COVID-19 infections.

Published in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on 30 March, 2021, Thai Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha signed the announcement on the eleventh consecutive extension of the state of emergency for two more months after it expires on 31 March, 2021.



The two-month extension takes effect from 1 April – 31 May, 2021.

The announcement cited several risk factors, including the fact that Thailand continues to detect new COVID-19 infections in various areas, especially local markets and communities.



In addition, there are several holiday periods and long weekends during April and May, which will encourage people’s movement and travel.

These include in April: Chakri Day on Tuesday 6 April, and the Songkran Festival from Monday 12 April to Thursday 15 April; in May, Labour Day (in lieu) on Monday, 3 May, which is connected with H.M. the King’s Coronation Day on Tuesday, 4 May; the Royal Ploughing Ceremony (Government Holiday only) on Monday, 10 May, and Visakha Bucha Day on Wednesday, 26 May.

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For additional information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.