Yesterday, the cabinet cancelled the 27th July special holiday announced earlier to boost domestic tourism, due to COVID-19 concerns, deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said.
On 29th December 2020, the cabinet declared that 27th July this year would be a special holiday, allowing an extra-long weekend from 24th-28th July.
24th, 25th, 26th, and 28th July are official holidays – Saturday 24th July is Asarnha Bucha Day; 25th July is the beginning of Buddhist Lent; Monday 26th July is a substitute holiday for Asarnha Bucha Day, and 28th July is the King’s birthday. A special holiday on 27th July would have made it a five-day weekend, and spurred people to travel.
However, since the COVID-19 situation is still of great concern, and people should not be encouraged to travel during this period, the cabinet decided to cancel the special holiday, Ms Dhnadirek said.
The cabinet asked government agencies to help people cancel travel tickets and room reservations made in advance.