Here’s How Long the Booze Ban Will Last in Each Province

Bangkokians shop for alcohol April 9, 2020 at a branch of Makro one day before a 10-day alcohol ban comes into effect.

Update: The list has been updated May 5 for the five provinces extending the booze ban until May 15.

Update: The list has been updated May 3, with the booze ban relaxed to allow for takeaway sales.

Update: The list has been updated on April 17 and April 20, with more provinces extending the ban until April 30.

BANGKOK — From the party island of Koh Phangan to the hippie dens in Chiang Mai to the crowded supermarkets of Bangkok, all of Thailand is as dry as a bone.


A nationwide alcohol ban will last across most provinces until the end of April, in an effort to deter gatherings and contain the spread of coronavirus, according to officials. Bangkok’s ban was enacted on Friday and will last until April 20.

Chiang Mai’s ban is also set to end April 20, while the bulk of provinces including Chonburi, Kanchanaburi, and Phang Nga’s ban is set to end April 30. Alcohol sales in Phuket and Phitsanulok are currently banned indefinitely.

Here’s a handy list of how long the alcohol ban will last until across various provinces:

April 15: Bueng Kan, Krabi

April 16: Sakhon Nakhon, Yala

April 17: Amnat Charoen, Yasothon

April 18: Phetchabun

April 19: Nan, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Nayok, Satun

April 20: Samut Sakhon, Chiang Mai, Maha Sarakham (booze and cigarette sales allowed during 11am to 2pm), Kamphaeng Phet, Nong Bua Lamphu, Phrae, Chaiyaphum, Sukhothai, Uthai Thani, Tak, Phayao, Narathiwat, Nong Khai, Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri

April 22: Pattani

April 30: Nakhon Pathom, Lamphun, Surin, Chai Nat, Suphan Buri, Samut Songkhram, Roi Et, Mukdahan, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ubon Ratchathani, Kanchanaburi, Prachinburi, Trang, Chanthaburi, Chonburi (sales allowed during 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 6pm), Sisaket, Udon Thani, Chumphon, Saraburi, Sa Kaeo, Phang Nga, Phatthalung, Loei, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani, Khon Kaen, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Phichit, Samut Prakan, Ayutthaya, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ang Thong, Lopburi, Ratchaburi, Ranong, Chiang Rai, Rayong, Uttaradit, Trat, Songkhla, Nonthaburi

May 3: Takeaway sales allowed in Bangkok, Phuket

May 15: Pathum Thani, Phetchaburi, Phitsanulok, Buriram and Nakhon Phanom.

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