Reopening of bars and nightclubs pushed to mid-January 2022

It’s going to be at least two months until you’ll be ready to legally drink a beer at a bar in Thailand… The long-awaited reopening of bars and nightlife venues has been pushed to January 15, 2022. The CCSA held a basic assembly chaired by PM Prayut Chan-o-cha at present and determined to push again the reopening date for entertainment venues. Alcohol sales at eating places is now solely allowed in areas categorized as “blue zones” including Bangkok and Phuket.
Bars, pubs, nightclubs and different leisure venues have been closed since April as a end result of rise of the latest and most extreme wave of Covid-19 in Thailand. The first clusters have been present in Bangkok’s Thong Lor nightlife district in late-March. Health officers continued report a trend of Covid-19 transmissions linked to leisure venues, prompting government-ordered closures all through Thailand.
Since the November 1 reopening, restaurants in the 4 provinces categorised as “blue zones,” which incorporates Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Nga, and Phuket, have been allowed to served alcohol. In Phuket, which reopened beneath the pilot “Sandbox” scheme in July, alcohol gross sales at eating places have been allowed since October. Light on the alcohol gross sales at “blue zone” eating places, such as what hours booze may be served, differ by province..

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