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Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (20 June 2022)

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Thailand & Pattaya News, from Fabulous 103fm (20 June 2022)

As of July 1, most covid regulations will be a thing of the past, this as the CCSA plans to allow entertainment zones to open until 2AM, remove the requirement for masks in public, other than crowded areas, and nix the Thailand pass program. Applying this to all provinces, the CCSA thanks the public for their previous cooperation. So with no more travel insurance requirements, and the Thailand pass gone, vaccinated tourists can arrive with ease, showing their proof of vaccine status and non vaccinated can arrive, showing a PCR test from their home country OR will be allowed to test here on arrival.  That though could see a 24 hour delay so pre testing is advised for those who haven’t been vaccinated. Businesses though WILL be allowed to have their own regulations regarding mask wearing and may legally require their visitors to wear them.

The killing of a Thai man and his pregnant wife in Taiwan has taken a twist. As many speculate that they were involved in a boiler room scam operation, and one Thai man, accused of the killing, fled here, his arrest led to the naming of two others involved AND the arrest so far of one of them. Taianese police are keeping tight lipped as to the cause of the killing, where both were put in the boot of their BMW car and left in a car park.

The Lithuanian man, accused of killing his ladyboy lover in Surin, before fleeing to Pattaya, denies all charges filed against him.  Erroneously referred to as Russian by most of the cut and paste media, he now faces three charges of physical assault leading to death, as police await DNA analysis reports from forensic labs.  That alone will either clear him or see him go down, as the scene was swept by forensic teams at the time the body was found.

Plans we reported here last week, for the banning of marijuana products in school and Uni areas HAVE been confirmed as the The Ministry of Higher Education,  announced a ban in all university campuses and offices .  This as a check on samples taken from vendors selling cannabis based drinks found the THC content well above legal limits. Experts explain that the vendors have no idea or experience or indeed equipment that can test levels and as a result, saw 30% of all drinks tested.. fail.  Legalization has pleased most here, however the challenge now is the creation and implementation of laws that will prevent abuse, misuse, mis-selling and driving under the influence.

Thailand news: Weed

In the early hours of Sunday, way after legal closing time, customers from a back street beer bar just of Walking Street had a fist fight, at least two people involved, and one then drawing a knife. He fled after stabbing the other, police and medics bandaged the injured man and ordered the bar to close. The man?  He refused to go to hospital or make a complaint. No word on his legal status here but it’s assumed it was all fired up.. by booze.

Pattaya news: Walking street stabbing

Otherwise it was a weekend of very few incidents in the city despite seeing most areas busy.  Pattaya, then is IN recovery and the prognosis is.. GOOD.   Businesses who survived the covid era are re-opening at a fast rate BUT as rents return to normal,  many many shopfronts are locked and vacant, with few willing to jump in unless rents become affordable.  Despite the upturn, there is no promise of a high high season and so trade is restricted to local nationals, expats, who make up a huge part of trade in the city and a slowly growing tourist count.

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Written by: Megan Midget

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