Alcohol sales have been banned in all 77 Thai provinces ahead of the postponed Songkran Festival in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The ban has been timed to coincide with the Songkran Festival, which has bee postponed this year and comes with a warning from the Thai Government about gatherings and celebrations over the traditional festive period.
The ban period varies from province to province. See the full list of when the ban will be lifted in every province below:
▪︎ Ban ends April 15th – Rayong, Ranong, Krabi and Bueng Kan
▪︎ Ban ends April 16th – Sakon Nakhon, Yala, Phichit, Lopburi, Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, and Mae Hong Son
▪︎ Ban ends April 17th – Amnat Charoen, Uttaradit, Kalasin, Yasothon, Surat Thani, and Khon Kaen
▪︎ Ban ends April 18th – Phetchabun and Nakhon Ratchasima
▪︎ Ban ends April 19th – Nan, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Pathum Thani, Trat, Ratchaburi, Songkhla, and Satun
▪︎ Ban ends April 20th – Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Kamphaeng Phet, Chiang Mai, Nong Bua Lamphu, Phrae, Chaiyaphum, Samut Prakan, Ang Thong, Lampang, Sukhothai, Uthai Thani, Nonthaburi, Tak, Phayao, Narathiwat, Nong Khai, Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri, and Maha Sarakham
▪︎ Ban ends April 22nd – Pattani
▪︎ Ban ends April 30th – Lamphun, Buri Ram, Surin, Nakhon Pathom, Samut Songkhram, Roi Et, Chai Nat, Suphanburi, Mukdahan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ubon Ratchathani, Kanchanaburi, Prachin Buri, Trang, Chanthaburi, Chon Buri, Si Sa Ket, Chumphon, Saraburi, Sa Kaeo, Phetchaburi, Phanom, Phang Nga, Phatthalung, Loei, Udon Thani, and Nakhon Si Thammarat
▪︎ No end date as of yet – Phitsanulok and Phuket
Source: TAT News