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With the political situation and protesting in Bangkok reaching boiling point I find some of the advice being offered by well known bloggers, message boards and online communities to concerned tourists here in the city and others due to arrive in Thailand in the coming days and weeks as reckless.

Yeah, everything will be absolutely fine, you won’t have any problems what-so-ever, you won’t see a thing, blah, blah, blah.

This always comes from those with inflated egos and ideas above their station. No one has a clue what tomorrow will bring no matter how many years they have lived here.

red shirts Rajamangala stadium Ramkhamhaeng district Bangkok

How many of these know-it-alls mentioned in their safe to travel and visit “reports” that Rajamangala stadium in the Ramkhamhaeng district of Bangkok is full and the streets outside are swamped with thousands of protestors bused in from Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani and Korat to boost numbers for their planned confrontation with the whistle-blowers tomorrow? None that I seen.

Or how about the attacks by anti-government supporters on taxis and buses with red shirts heading to the stadium? None that I seen.

Did they mention the gunshots fired tonight near Ramkhamhaeng University with a Cambodian worker and two students needing hospital treatment for gunshot wounds or the 21 year old who was shot dead? None that I seen.

ant goverment protestors attck red shirts in taxi

As I suggested earlier today, make your own educated decisions regarding your travel plans. Don’t believe everything you read online just because it’s been published on a website you’ve read in the past and has a familiar name or writer.

None of us know what is going to happen but things DO NOT look as though they are likely to end peacefully with the red shirts gathered in huge numbers and plans to take to the streets to confront the opposition on Sunday.

And following the shootings tonight the air will be full of revenge.

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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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