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Boozing Brits Arrested On Koh Samui

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Boozing Brits Arrested On Koh Samui

Four British men and five Thai women were arrested on Sunday night at two venues on Koh Samui for violating provincial orders forbidding gatherings and the sale and consumption of alcohol.

46-year-old Nang Nathamon, the owner of One Hundred Bar, was arrested and taken to Bophut Police Station along with three Brits in their early 70’s who were drinking at the pub at around 8pm.

The owner was charged with opening illegally and selling alcoholic beverages in contravention of Surat Thani Provincial Order 2294/2564 dated 17 April 2021.

The three British pensioners were charged with congregating in a group of more than 2 people under the provincial order 2796/2564 dated 3 May 2021.

Boozing Brits Arrested On Koh Samui

During a second bust at the Sariya Beauty Salon, four Thai women and a 33-year-old British man were arrested and charged for gathering and consuming alcohol illegally.

All five were charged with congregating in a group of more than 2 people under the provincial order 2796/2564 dated 3 May 2021.

The nine offenders were released on bail pending a court appearance this week.

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‘Thailand Pass’ Scheme Dropped From Today

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Thailand Pass Scheme Dropped From Today

The Thailand Pass registration scheme and the US$10,000 health insurance requirement for foreign visitors have officially been dropped, effective 1st July 2022.

From today, foreign nationals are only required to show proof of vaccination or a negative RT-PCR or professional ATK test result within 72 hours of travel.

These can either be in print or digital format.

Random checks will be made on arrivals at international airports and land border checkpoints bringing an end to congestion and lengthy queues.

With the removal of all the hurdles and entry to Thailand returning to pre-covid normal, it is hoped arrivals will increase over the coming months bringing back those much needed tourist dollars.

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Two Dry Days In July Coming Up

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Two Dry Days In July Coming Up

The entertainment industry is set to take two days off this month in respect of Asalha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa Day.

It will be lights out across the land on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th with exact timings determined by local police districts who will issue notices either in a timely manner as some do or 20 minutes before closing.

Of course, it’s not just the nightlife industry affected by the Buddhist holiday, there will be no alcohol on sale at your local 7-Eleven either for 48 hours, so plan ahead.

Friday 15th is also a public holiday but booze will be back for the weekend.

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