This updated information by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) follows the Royal Thai Government’s recent orders to tighten COVID-19 control measures in the country’s five most at-risk provinces, where only essential travel is allowed at the moment.
Thai provinces have been separated into 4 categories: maximally controlled areas, highly controlled areas, controlled areas and areas under the strict supervision of the COVID-19 Situation Management Center (CCSA).
As of January 4, 2021, the CCSA has declared the infection of 28 provinces "highly controlled areas" after sharp increases. These include the capital Bangkok and the other regions shown in the picture above. In response to this, the Bangkok and provincial governors have also announced more measures to curb local transmission.
From January 6, 2021, five provinces; namely Samut Sakhon, Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Rayong and Trat were categorized as maximally controlled areas. The number of highly controlled areas now covers a total of 23 provinces.
Areas of maximum control are provinces where a high number of COVID-19 cases have been detected in more than one area, and the government has intensified measures for entry and exit from the area and subsequent monitoring of contacts.
Highly controlled areas - these are provinces where a high number of COVID-19 cases have been detected in more than one area.
Controlled areas - are provinces that either have a border with a highly controlled area or have more than 10 new cases.
Areas under high surveillance are provinces with less than 10 cases, yet measures are in place to limit the spread of the disease.
For information about the current measures in each region, check: https://www.tatnews.org/2021/01/tat-update-summary-of-provincial-covid-19-control-measures-as-of-6-january-2021/