Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 12, 2021)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 12, 2021)
Location: Thailand
Event: Inter-provincial Travel Restrictions Imposed in Various Provinces 

Although the government of the Kingdom of Thailand has not officially banned inter-provincial travel, 37 provinces have announced entry restrictions and will require those seeking entry to either monitor their health or self-quarantine for 14 days.  The Ministry of Interior has published a Thai-language summary of provincial entry restrictions at  This information will be updated in real time.

Restrictions may be implemented with little or no advance notice and can include a thorough inspection of travelers, mandatory quarantines, or outright prohibition on entry for non-residents.  These restrictions will make domestic travel between provinces increasingly difficult.

U.S. citizens are advised to consult relevant Thai government resources and media outlets to understand fully the requirements for entering the province(s) on a travel itinerary.   Local restrictions related to COVID-19 are changing quickly, so proactive planning is imperative.

Resources for information on local COVID-19 restrictions include:

Actions to Take:

  • Research relevant travel restrictions and requirements before embarking on any domestic and international travel;
  • Monitor local media and our Embassy website for updates;
  • Check your email regularly for further alerts;
  • Continue COVID-19 precautions, including mask use and social distancing;
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information; and,
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.


  • U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai, Thailand (serving U.S. citizens in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kamphaengphet, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Petchabun, Phayao, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, and Uttaradit provinces)
    Telephone: +66 053 107 700
    +66 2 205 4000 (after hours)
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444