Meanwhile, permanent secretary Kiattiphum said 15 provinces have offered to be available for a pilot project to test the endemic status.
There are now 167,124 people in Thailand being treated for Covid-19.
The kingdom faces an uphill battle to bounce back from its worst economic performance since the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
Last week, faced by surging infections Thailand imposed tighter lockdown measures in the capital, Bangkok, and 12 high-risk provinces, suspending most domestic fights and expanding curfew area.
He said the government would have to take into account the infection situation, the mortality rate and the readiness of medicines and hospital beds before declaring an end to the pandemic and redesignating it an endemic.
Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 4,194,684 Covid-19 cases, including 1,971,249 this year, with 3,999,541 complete recoveries to date.
Bangkok continued to lead the most daily cases at 3,373, followed by 483 in Samut Prakan, 453 in Buri Ram, 446 in Chon Buri, 429 in Nonthaburi, 359 in Khon Kaen, 335 in Si Sa Ket, 321 in Nakhon Pathom, 312 in Surin and 281 in Roi Et.
Hotels, resorts and tour operators have long been pushing for hassle-free entry rules in an effort to lure more foreign tourists.