As of 23 June, According to a statement published in the Thailand Health Ministry, the wearing of face masks outside and in public places is no longer mandatory, and people are free to choose whether or not to wear one.
The adjusted measures come as the COVID-19 situation has improved, with the number of new infections, serious cases, and fatalities progressively declining in recent weeks, allowing people to resume a normal life.
The Thailand authorities recommend that individuals should continue to wear masks in crowded locations or settings where social separation is impossible or ventilation is inadequate.
Groups of people who are over the age of 60 and have a number of health problems are recommended to continue wearing a mask as contracting COVID-19 could complicate conditions of those who have illnesses
Individuals infected with Covid-19 and their high-risk contacts, as well as those suffering from respiratory disorders, should all wear masks for their own protection.
The announcement added that entertainment venues, pubs, bars, and cafes serving alcohol are permitted to operate as long as they follow the law and take disease control measures.
Although the wearing of face masks outside was established in 2020, it became mandatory in April 2021, when the country experienced a fresh increase in COVID-19 infections.
The number of cases and fatalities has decreased in recent months, prompting the easing of restrictions like as the recent reopening of pubs and clubs and the abolition of the “Thailand Pass” required for overseas visitors on July 1.