Bangkok, 11 March, 2020, at 15.00 Hrs. – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform international and domestic tourists that most of the TAT’s annual events and festivals scheduled during March and May, 2020, have been cancelled, scaled back or postponed.
As the nation intensifies its measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, TAT as a state-run enterprise is doing its utmost to strictly implement preventive measures and heighten awareness for all tourists in Thailand to protect them from being exposed to the virus.
Taking into consideration the aim to safeguard public health, TAT has reconsidered events and festivals that it annually hosts, co-hosts or supports.
Although most Songkran related events that TAT normally hosts annually were cancelled this year, TAT deeply values the Thai New Year, a traditional time to place family first, pay respect to one’s elders, and visit temples.
The status of some events and festivals are as follows:
|World’s Largest Parade of Food Trucks||Bangkok||Postponed||16-17 May, 2020|
|The Glorious of Ayutthaya Fair 13-22 March, 2020||Ayutthaya||Postponed||New dates to be confirmed.|
|First WBC Muay Thai World Convention 14-16 March, 2020||Bangkok||Postponed||New dates to be confirmed.|
|World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony 16-17 March, 2020||Ayutthaya||Cancelled||–|
|Siam Paragon Bangkok International Fashion Week 19-22 March, 2020||Bangkok||Postponed||New dates to be confirmed.|
|2020 PTT Thailand Grand Prix (Moto GP) 20-22 March, 2020||Buri Ram||Postponed||2-4 October, 2020|
|Peace Road Thailand 2020 22 March, 2020||Songkhla||Postponed||New dates to be confirmed.|
|Poi Sang Long Festival 3-5 April, 2020||Mae Hong Son||Confirmed||–|
|Andaman Jazz by the Sea 4 April, 2020||Phuket||Postponed||7 August, 2020|
|Longlay Beach Life Festival 4-5 April, 2020||Cha-am, Phetchaburi||Postponed||New dates to be confirmed.|
|Phuket Bike Week 11-18 April, 2020||Phuket||Postponed||New dates to be confirmed.|
|International Balloon Festival at Hat Yai 1-3 May, 2020||Hat Yai, Songkhla||Cancelled||–|
|Bangkok Asia Wellness Conference 2-3 May, 2020||Bangkok||Confirmed||–|
|Top of the Gulf Regatta 1-6 May, 2020||Pattaya||Rescheduled||30 April – 5 May 2021|
|Amazing Pattaya Seafood Festival 8-10 May, 2020||Pattaya||Postponed||New dates to be confirmed.|
|Amazing Thai Taste @ Premium Craft 22-24 May, 2020||Phatthalung||Postponed||19-21 June, 2020|
|Samui Regatta 23-30 May, 2020||Samui, Surat Thani||Confirmed||–|
|The Great Mekong Bike Ride 2020 29-31 May, 2020||Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan||Postponed||12-14 June, 2020|
For other events and festivals not listed in this press release, tourists are advised to monitor updates from the organisers. For information and assistance relating to Thailand’s tourism, contact the TAT Contact Centre 1672 or Tourist Police 1155.
*This press release is published on 11 March, 2020, at 15.00 Hrs. All information is accurate at the current time but can be changed depending on the situation. The TAT Newsroom will not be updating this press release but will issue new updates as soon as further information becomes available.