Thais still wearing masks despite mandate lifted
Thais and foreign visitors can now officially go maskless.
The mask mandate was lifted, in a bid to lure back more foreign visitors.
Face masks in public had been mandatory since mid-2021. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha announced wearing a mask is now a ‘voluntary practice’ but praised Thais for continuing to wear masks voluntarily
A Department of Health survey found a large majority of Thais said they would wear keep wearing masks.
Bangkok’s privately-owned metro service still requires passengers to wear masks.