Travelers and shoppers in Thailand advised to plan ahead and take safety precautions

All shopping malls and department stores to close early in 18 red-zone provinces including Chonburi (Pattaya City) from 25 April – 2 May 2021.

Following are updates to travelers regarding the early closing hours of shopping malls and shops in the 18 red-zone provinces as announced by the Thai Retailers Association and the Thai Shopping Centres Association.

From 25 April to 2 May, 2021, all shopping malls and department stores will adjust their regular operating times to 11.00-20.00 Hrs.

Supermarkets, hypermarkets, and restaurants in shopping centers which will open until 21.00 Hrs.

All convenience marts, including those that normally open 24/7, will open from 05.00-22.00 Hrs.

The adjusted operating times for shopping venues may also apply in other provinces than the red-zone ones depending on the respective provincial orders, which may change without prior notice.

Travellers – or shoppers – are advised to plan ahead and avoid unnecessary travel to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in Thailand. If going out is unavoidable, make your trip count and take DMHTT precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, M – Mask wearing, H – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, and T – Thai Chana contact tracing application.

Mask wearing is now compulsory in several Thai provinces. So do wear a mask at all times when both indoor and outdoor public spaces, or face a fine up to 20,000 Baht.