Bangkok releases list of venues and businesses allowed to reopen in October

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Thursday revealed a list of businesses and activities that will be allowed to reopen, and which ones will still be closed starting on October 1.

Bangkok is also set to reduce its curfew from the current 9 pm – 4 am to 10 pm – 4 am starting on October 1.  

The venues, businesses and activities that will be allowed to reopen in Bangkok include:

  1. Schools (based on permission and regulations from related agencies)
  2. Children daycares (based on permission and regulations from Bangkok’s Health Department)
  3. Restaurants (closing time 9 pm, no alcohol sales, 50 per cent capacity limit for air-conditioned venues, 75 per cent capacity limit for outdoor venues and live bands will be allowed but no more than five musicians per band)
  4. Convenience stores and markets (closing time 9 pm)
  5. Libraries and museums (75 per cent capacity limit, no food and no drink)
  6. Cinemas (closing time 9 pm, 50 per cent capacity limit, no food and no drink)
  7. Beauty and nail parlors (closing time 9 pm and advance booking only)
  8. Tattoo parlors (closing time 9 pm, advance booking and customers must be fully vaccinated or tested negative for Covid via ATK or RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to service)
  9. Thai massage parlors and spas (advance booking, customers must be fully vaccinated or tested negative for Covid within 72 hours prior to service and no more than two hours service per person)
  10. Public parks, sports stadiums, open-air swimming pools or indoor swimming pools with proper airflow (closing time 9 pm)
  11. Gyms (closing time 9 pm, no sauna)
  12. Sports matches and competitions (based on permission and regulations from related agencies)
  13. Malls (closing time 9 pm)
  14. Productions of movies and television shows
  15. Theaters (based on permission and regulations from Bangkok’s Health Department, closing time 9 pm)
  16. Martial arts and dancing schools
  17. Weight loss facilities
  18. Amulets centers
  19. Zoos
  20. Venues that organize meeting rooms and ballrooms (only for traditional purposes such as weddings and no buffets)
  21. Hotels (no seminar)

Venues, businesses and activities that will continue to be close include:

  1. Pubs, bars and karaoke lounges
  2. Bathing parlors
  3. Sauna activities
  4. Fun parks and water parks
  5. Playgrounds and children’s play equipment  
  6. Sit-and-play gaming shops, internet shops and gaming arcades
  7. Exhibition halls and large meeting centers
  8. All indoor sports venues (except for the ones with proper airflow)
  9. Eldercare centers (except for overnight facilities)
  10. Cock-fighting, bull-fighting and horse racing venues

Bangkok remains the hardest hit province in the country. The capital reported 1,579 cases on Wednesday compared to around 3,000 cases per day at the beginning of September.

More than 3.9 million people or 50.6 per cent of Bangkok’s 7.7 million registered population have been fully vaccinated as of Thursday. The government is planning to reopen the capital to vaccinated tourists under the “Bangkok Sandbox” program on November 1.  

COVID-19

Government to lock down parts of southern provinces

The government is looking to lock down some areas in the southernmost provinces as the Covid-19 outbreak situation in...

Latest article