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The Few Bangkok Bars That Remain Open Are Slowly Pulling The Plug

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The Few Bangkok Bars Who Remain Open Are Slowly Pulling The Plug

Despite the government mandate issued on Tuesday by the Prime Minister for all bars, pubs and clubs in Bangkok and surrounding areas to close from 18-31 March, some venues remained open as normal.

The reason certain bars could stay open was down to licensing – if the business had a restaurant license they simply had to follow the set of guidelines issued by the government.

Some of the criteria included customer and staff temperature checks at regular intervals, masks and gloves to be worn at all times by all members of staff, routine handwashing and cleaning common area surfaces such as tables and bar tops.

Even with everything in order, city hall officials were none too chuffed believing some were “flouting” the government directive and “cheating”.

Officials were out in force making checks on bars and restaurants around town on Thursday before forwarding their findings to local police district chiefs to take action where appropriate.

More than a few were paid a visit and ordered to shut it down. Other venues who stayed open Wednesday and Thursday have now taken it upon themselves to pull the plug until the end of the month.

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‘Thailand Pass’ Scheme Dropped From Today

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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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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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