COVID-19 Updates

Guidelines for Covid-19 Vaccinations

Chiang Mai Updates (Effective May 17th, 2021)

Order of the Communicable Disease Committee of Chiang Mai Province No. 54/2021 regarding the temporary closure of the 13 following premises:

1. Service establishments, establishments, entertainment venues, pubs, karaoke bars, bath and massage parlors

2. Theaters, cinemas, movie theaters

3. Water parks, amusement parks

4.Zoos

5. Roller skating/blading rinks

6. Snooker tables, billiard halls, bowling alleys

7. Game cafés, game machines, internet cafés

8. Swimming pools

9. School of martial arts, gyms and fitness centers

10. Nurseries and Child Development centers

11. Elderly Care centers

12. Tattoo parlors - Body and skin piercing parlors

13. Dance schools


This will be effective from May 17, 2021 onwards until the order is changed.

Nationwide Updates (Effective May 17th)

New Order No. 40

The Chiang Mai Governor Office issued a new order on April 20, 2021. The order (40/2021) takes effect from 21 April 2021 onward. No end date was provided.

*This is an English translation of the order featured below. These are not mandates from The Family Connection Foundation.*

Below is a summary of pertinent information:

  1. This order cancels the order no. 32/2021 dated 8th April 2021

  2. People traveling into Chiang Mai are required to fill in the CM Chana application or form CM1 / CM2.

  3. People who travel from high risk zones (Bangkok, Samut Prakarn, Samut Sakorn, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Rachasima, Sa Kaew, Prachuap Kiri Khan, Chonburi, Rayong, Phuket, Songkhla, Nakhon Pathom, Tak, Supanburi) must do this:

    1. Report to the Disease Control Officer immediately and follow the suggestions generated by the CM Chana application. If no messages were received, please call 0848052121 or 0848053131.

    2. The person will be under the supervision of Disease Control for observation for 14 days. The person will be required to document his or her daily record to self-monitor following the CM3 form. If the person needs to leave his or her home for any reason, the person will be required to provide evidence as for the reason to the Disease Control Officer or the appointed person from the Disease Control Office for their approval.

  4. People who travel from other provinces other than the high risk zone must do this:

    1. Follow the guidelines given by CM Chana app.

    2. Self monitoring and report to the local Disease Control Officer immediately when they feel sick.

  5. The Disease Control Office in each district will appoint district volunteers to help with monitoring in their areas.

  6. Hotels, apartments, or similar businesses will collect information about their visitors and check if they have registered with CM Chana application and report to the Disease Control Officer in the area.

  7. Any previous order from the Disease Control Office that is in conflict with this order will be overruled.

When should you get a COVID-19 test?

The following is a useful guideline put out by PR Chiang Mai for when you should get tested for COVID-19. The guideline has recently changed, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the information.


The following is based on the featured graphic:

  1. No symptoms and no close contact with a COVID-19 patient. Advice is that you stay home to save lives.

  2. No symptoms but close contact. Advice is self-quarantine for 14 days.

  3. Mild symptoms & no close contact. Advice is self-quarantine for 14 days.

  4. Mild symptoms & close contact. Advice is go and get tested.

  5. & 6. are severe symptoms & high risk groups. Get tested!