Thailand to start prohibit selling and promoting alcohol online on December 7, following the notification of the Royal Gazette in September

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Thailand will officially prohibit selling and promoting alcoholic drinks on every online platform on December 7, following previous notification from the Royal Gazette in early September.

The Royal Gazette had published the announcement of “Prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages via electronic sales nationwide, B.E. 2563” on September 8 as alcohol nowadays became more easily accessible online due to the popularity of social media platforms.

According to the notification, no person shall sell alcoholic beverages or provide services related to alcoholic beverages on electronic channels. Online payment for trading such beverages at actual stores are excluded.

Read more about the announcement below:

Thai government prohibits selling and promoting alcohol online, effective this December

Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Health, told the Associated Press after a meeting of the alcohol control committee earlier this month, on November 7, that the committee has agreed to draft guidelines, under the revision of the Public Health Ministry, to inform the Public regarding the Royal Gazette announcement of banning online alcohol trading.

The announcement will take effect on the first Monday of December, the 7th. Meanwhile, the Ministry will inform the public regarding the prohibition again within one week.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.