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Will Pattaya Bars Be Open Until 11PM Starting January 16?


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I think that is what was being suggested last November. One reason I booked my trip to arrive this weekend. But since then the Omicron variant has spread rapidly and they have imposed stricter regulations again.

btw I got my fit to fly PCR negative test result by email last night. I'll get it printed out today, then all ready to fly tomorrow.

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8 hours ago, Quietguy said:

btw I got my fit to fly PCR negative test result by email last night. I'll get it printed out today, then all ready to fly tomorrow.

Fantastic news !  Have a safe journey QG  then hit the ground running and get some fun in the Sun .:biggrin:   :drinks:

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14 hours ago, Cherjam said:

This will not happen, FFS the Thais are already shitting themselves about Omicron, making you takes test before entering restaurant and stop beer at 9

If the other Scotsmen was as open and transparent as you, instead of spreading his crappy "thought speak" 555. Keeping it real makes a refreshing change.

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On 1/13/2022 at 6:43 AM, Pdoggg said:

I recall reading somewhere that starting January 16th Pattaya bars can stay open until 11PM?  What have you heard?

At least one bar in Bangkok announced today that they would be open now again until 11 pm:

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Also: 

The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) prepares to reduce the level of COVID-19 alert, and is recommending to do the ATK test only once a week. 

Dr. Kiattipoom Wongrachit, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health told reporters today that during the first week of 2022, the number of infected people increased dramatically but that the number was now stable and will gradually decrease as will the number of critically ill patients. The number of patients requiring tracheal intubation decreases also he said. If this continues, the Ministry of Public Health will consider taking back the level 4 warning.

https://www.js100.com/en/site/news/view/113739

Better times ahead soon?

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On 1/13/2022 at 8:49 AM, Quietguy said:

 

btw I got my fit to fly PCR negative test result by email last night. I'll get it printed out today, then all ready to fly tomorrow.

Obviously a bit late, but I wish you a safe and fun trip. I'm sure you have taken all available precautions. You'll be fine, QG. Enjoy!

Please report some for us poor bastards still in farangland.

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On 1/13/2022 at 4:49 PM, Quietguy said:

btw I got my fit to fly PCR negative test result by email last night. I'll get it printed out today, then all ready to fly tomorrow.

Damn...I'm a bit late too, but have a great trip Quietguy!

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Heard on the Grapevine there is another meeting on the 21st, obviously you have Chinese New Year (Feb 1st) looming on the horizon.

So some cautious optimism here. The olde omicron has seemed to have surged through my area, just getting odd cases presently (touch wood).

 

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Well I arrived ok at 6am, getting through airport was quick, less than 20 minutes. It helps to have all necessary documentation printed out in a folder. The officials did not looked at the online documents, only printouts.

A short delay of about 20 minutes waiting for my taxi, not in the same place as the others, but the organisers found it. Stopped at Jomtien Hospital for PCR test en route took about five minutes in and out. Then on to the Venue arriving at 8am. I was told at 3pm that I had passed PCR test and could leave so went out to change money, 45.13 Baht to £ Sterling.

Certificate delivered to hotel at 4.30pm. Jomtien Hospital also made an appointment to return for second ATK test on Friday.

I thought I would go to livestream at 9pm, but when I got there I had missed it as bars have to close at 9pm so the livestream had been from 8-9pm. Just missed bbg, Quinn and Pdogg.

All the bars in Jomtien are closing at 9pm now. Police are driving around in cars and on motorbikes to make sure bars shut at 9pm. Restaurants and bars all shut after 9pm. 7/11s can sell alcohol from 7pm - 12pm. I don't know if alcohol can be drunk outside, probably not.

I checked out from the Venue this morning and moved into rental condo.

So I'll get to Emmy's Bar earlier, about 7.30 pm tonight.

 

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The alcohol drinking hours in the BLUE tourism pilot provinces and districts, including Chonburi (Pattaya) and Bangkok, would be extended from 9:00 PM. to 11:00 PM. only at qualified restaurants under SHA+ or Thai Stop COVID 2 Plus models. They must continue to abide by Covid Free Setting regulations of the Public Health Ministry. It appears the date for this would be the same as provincial color-code changes, Monday, the 24th of January. TPN notes this also needs approval from the provincial governor and disease committee, which will meet to discuss this proposal over the weekend.

https://thepattayanews.com/2022/01/20/thailand-covid-19-center-announces-major-covid-19-preventive-measures-changes-including-resumption-of-testgo-scheme/

 

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Pattaya Sandbox

Pattaya will soon be part of the sandbox scheme.

From February 1, 2022, registration will be open for additional areas, namely Chonburi Province in Bang Lamung District, Pattaya City, Si Racha District, Koh Sichang District, Sattahip District, only Na Chom Thian Subdistrict, Bang Saray Subdistrict and Trat Province in the Island Area .

https://www.komchadluek.net/covid-19/502049

 

Test & Go + Sandbox (?) rules:

- Arrivals from all countries are allowed.

- RT-PCR test 2 times with proof of hotel booking on the first day and on the 5th day with the hotel with 2 testing partners. Proof of payment for both PCR tests is needed.

- Systematized inspection and supervision. Tourists will have to wait at the specified accommodation/location until they receive the results of the test.

- Insurance system: In the event that the insurance does not cover the costs, the traveler will be responsible for the costs of hospital/ hotel Isolation and HRC.

- The CCSA will reconsider the rules if there are more cases / outbreaks or the situation changes otherwise.

https://www.amarintv.com/news/detail/117687

 

Both, Test & Go and Sandbox, are to accept tourists starting from February 1 onwards.

In the blue areas, including Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Krabi, Chonburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phang Nga, and Phuket, alcohol can be consumed until 11 p.m.

Translated from Thai into English via Google Translate so please bear with me if its an odd read...

 

More info & resources:

https://www.isranews.org/article/isranews-news/105914-isranews-covid-189.html

https://www.prachachat.net/politics/news-846198

https://www.matichon.co.th/covid19/news_3141524

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https://www.tnnthailand.com/news/covid19/102523/

https://www.tnnthailand.com/news/covid19/102516/

Edit: according to

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/Thailand-to-resume-no-quarantine-entry-from-February

Test and Go will be open to visitors from all countries:

"Before resumption of the program, only 63 countries and territories were eligible for quarantine-free entry. From February, the program is open to all, however two PCR tests are required. Visitors must take one upon arrival and another on the fifth day of their stay."

This leaves me wondering why there's a need for two similar programs: T&G and SB...

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