Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (December 28, 2020)

Location: Affected areas in Thailand including:

  • Samut Sakhon
  • Rayong
  • Bangkok
  • Nonthaburi

Event: Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health continues to report a rise in new cases of locally-transmitted Covid-19, most of which are related to the outbreak at a seafood market at Samut Sakhon and a smaller cluster associated with a social gathering in Rayong.  On December 27, 121 new cases were reported, of which 94 were locally-transmitted.  

U.S. citizens traveling over the holidays should monitor the news to stay abreast of the latest reports on Covid-19 cases and any changes to provincial transportation and business operating status that could impact their travel plans.

The Thai Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Disease Control posts daily Covid-19 case updates in English at News on COVID-19 mitigation measures in various provinces in English may be found at the Government of Thailand’s Public Relation Department homepage at

Other sources for updates on the Covid-19 situation in Thailand include: LANGUAGE DAILY COVID BRIEFING – ARCHIVED.

The Government of Thailand’s Public Relations Department Facebook page provides COVID-19 situation updates.  Click on the video link in the left column for the most recent archived English-language summary of the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) daily briefing.  Other English language data can be found in the newsfeed. AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAILY COVID BRIEFING – LIVE.

The Facebook Page of Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).  CCSA currently conducts a live daily Thai-language briefing at 11:30 am, which can be accessed on this FB page.  It is followed immediately by an English language briefing conducted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun. – The Department of Disease Control homepage provides a daily situation report in English with detailed statistics, including an interactive map with data on each province.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media and our Embassy website for updates;
  • Check your email regularly for further alerts;
  • Use alternate routes if traveling between provinces around Samut Sakhon;
  • Continue COVID-19 precautions, including mask use and social distancing.
  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.


  • U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand
    American Citizens Services
    Telephone: +66 2 205 4049
    +66 2 205 4000 (after hours)
  • 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
    Thailand Country Information
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