Beaches across Chonburi province, including Pattaya Beach and Jomtien beach, will reopen on Monday, June 1st, as part of the third phase of easing lockdown restrictions.
Beaches have been closed in Pattaya for weeks to try and prevent people from gathering and contain the spread of coronavirus.
However, as Chonburi province has not recorded a new covid-19 since May 23rd, and Pattaya without any new cases in more than 40 days, the local authorities have taken the step to allow people on the beaches again.
There will be some new rules implemented for beachgoers. While sunloungers and umbrellas will be available as usual, operators have been told to ensure that they are placed at least one meter apart for social distancing.
In addition, the beaches will close for cleaning between Tuesday and Thursday in the second and third weeks of the month. Usually, the beaches closed every Wednesday for clean-up.
The city has also announced that the popular island of Koh Lan will open for day-trippers again on Monday. The island has been closed since the end of March.
While people can now visit again for the day, accommodation on the island will remain closed until further notice.
Source: Bangkok Post