As of December 21, 2020, Thailand has 4,907 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 60 related deaths. Thailand experienced a major outbreak beginning in mid-March with more than 100 daily confirmed cases. In late March and April, the government declared a state of emergency, banned all foreign tourists and announced a nationwide curfew. Thai nationals returning home are required to quarantine for 14 days in designated facilities. A robust testing system involving more than 250 laboratories, as well as widespread, voluntary mask wearing contributed to the elimination of the outbreak by mid-May. The curfew was lifted in July and schools reopened in August, while foreign tourists were allowed to enter Thailand through the Special Tourist Visa program beginning in October. However, initial shortages of face masks and the widespread economic impact of the tourism ban have fueled the nationwide protests against the monarchy beginning in July.

Thai Pro-democracy Movement Marks First Anniversary (February 23, 2021)

Thailand’s Government Faces No-confidence Motion (January 26, 2021)

New Year, New Challenges for Thailand’s Pro-democracy Movement (January 5, 2021)

Thailand Cautiously Reopens its Doors to International Visitors (October 9, 2020)

Thai Protesters Demand Government, Monarchy Reforms (August 17, 2020)

Thai Students Protest Against Military-backed Government (July 29, 2020)

Thailand Considering Joining CPTPP (June 10, 2020)

Thailand’s Successes, Economic Challenges in Fight Against COVID-19 (May 25, 2020)

Special Dispatch | COVID-19 and Thailand: Neutralizing Dissent (May 7, 2020)

Thailand’s COVID-19 Responses Could Worsen Inequalities (April 29, 2020)

Thailand’s Tourism Industry Hit Hard (April 17, 2020)

U.S. accused of worsening global mask supply problem (April 6, 2020)

Asian insurgencies in the time of COVID-19 (April 1, 2020)

Asia ramps up response to COVID-19 (March 18, 2020)

Face Mask Demand Surges During COVID-19 (March 6, 2020)

Thai economic revival on the rocks (January 31, 2020)