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Masks off, bars open until 2 a.m. Thailand is now open


At this time, private shops or offices may also decide to demand the wearing of a mask. For the time being, it is still necessary in Thai airports and on domestic flights. However, if not required, wearing a face mask will be optional. The entire nation has been declared a “green” zone, permitting a complete return of business and activity, with the Thailand Pass being eliminated the following Friday. Right now, things are as close to normal as they possibly can be. Public transportation, including the BTS, MRT lines, and buses, will continue to require face masks. You must provide proof of vaccination for fully immunized travelers arriving in Thailand who are 18 years of age or older.

In reality, it’s likely that bars and clubs will stay open far later than the required hours, just as in the “old” days. Following their publication in the Royal Gazette, the CCSA’s decisions from June 17 went into effect yesterday, including the restoration of previous nightlife closing times and the elimination of mask restrictions (in open spaces). Business is open in Thailand. However, you will still need to have some documentation with you to show immigration when you disembark the aircraft. The CCSA last week declared that establishments will be able to stay open until 2am, but 1am in some places, with regard to nightlife closing times in Thailand. The Thailand Pass will thereafter no longer be necessary starting on Friday for anyone entering Thailand from abroad. The mandatory US$10,000 insurance requirement will also be eliminated as a result. You won’t need to submit any pre-travel digital applications or pre-approval as of next Friday, July 1, just come as usual.

The shots have to be administered at least 14 days before you traveled to Thailand. A negative PCR or professionally performed ATK test taken within the previous 72 hours is required for visitors visiting Thailand who are unvaccinated or have received insufficient vaccinations. Children under the age of 18 who travel with their parents or a guardian will not be required to provide proof of immunization. You must have gotten at least one Covid-19 immunization, again at least 14 days prior to your date of travel, for those between the ages of 5 and 17. If you have a border pass and are entering the country over a land border, you are permitted to remain up to three days in most areas.

It is best to inquire about your carrier’s most recent travel restrictions. At this point, you might also need to wear a mask on the airplane. These tests-on-arrival will be carried out randomly, according to last week’s CCSA conference. Without proof of immunization or a negative test, travelers arriving in Thailand will be examined at their own expense. Without vaccination documentation or a negative test, it’s unlikely that check-in employees would let passengers board planes to Thailand. Anyone who tests positive will also be charged for their Thai medical care.

For land invasion, police search resorts in Kanchanaburi


Police conducted a raid on four resorts in the western province yesterday because they were encroaching on both forest land and property belonging to Thailand’s energy generating authority. The original resort, which was owned by EGAT and featured 20 raft huts in addition to 7 buildings, was situated close to the dam. It is reported that the resort illegally expanded over about 6 rai of EGAT land. According to police chief Pongpetch Ketsupa, the buildings and raft homes were built without a license from the municipality. After Thai media reported witnessing trucks and construction machinery mining earth on a hill in Kamala, a town in Phuket, authorities have forbidden any further excavation on the location.

The police conducted hotel raids close to a dam in the Sri Sawat area. A Nor Sor 3 land title, which allows landowners to build on land they do not wholly control, was used to build the resort. A huge land invasion event took place in Phuket’s Kamala Hills last month.
Thailand’s tourism industry has once more affected the nation’s natural ecosystem, this time in Kanchanaburi.
He stated that the investigating team would bring the case to the National Anti-Corruption Commission. Land that has been encroached upon has already been taken. Local police are investigating the resorts’ land invasion with environmental officers in order to make more arrests and pursue legal action. Four employees of the second resort were detained by police for removing EGAT’s land for construction by force. Additionally arrested was their employer. The third resort had cleared a wild area along the dam to create a road and a building. The resort, according to Pongpetch, took up about 1 rai of land (about 1600 metres). By the fourth resort, about 5 rai of the forest reserve area had been cleared.

The vendors on Jomtien Beach in Pattaya are fighting over new regulations


The freshly built area was meant to be used by visitors, but merchants, local companies, and hawkers quickly claimed the space and set up stalls, tables, chairs, and other furniture, preventing anyone who wanted to use the sandy area from getting to it. About 300 business owners protested the planned ban at the Na Jomtien Municipality in the Chon Buri province.

Beginning on July 27, no company may reserve parts of the beach, walkways, or roadways for its employees’ exclusive use. Those who violate the prohibition risk receiving a fine of up to 2,000 baht. The suppliers, nevertheless, are not easily defeated. The demonstrators claim that the restriction will destroy their way of life.

Many residents and visitors to Na Jomtien, according to Kanpong, blame the “misplaced” merchants for their annoyances and have been begging with the government to intervene. However, Kanpong gave the suppliers his word that he would move quickly to find a solution that would benefit everyone. The merchants and Permanent Secretary Kanpong Suwanpathumlert reportedly bartered for an hour, according to The Pattaya News. They are enraged at the new rules governing vendors on Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach. But now, he said, they complain about litter, gridlock, filthy tables and chairs, and market booths on the pavement.

Local authorities want to prohibit vendors from operating in a new area of the beach after they have used it to sell their items. The parties would have to “start from scratch,” impose the prohibition, and then discuss viable remedies, according to Kanpong, in order to reach a resolution. Kanpong revealed to the vendors that tourists used to compliment the beach’s beauty and draw parallels to Miami.