In today’s information, again, new entry requirements are criticized for being too costly and not making a lot sense. Meanwhile, Pattaya strolling road needs to shape itself up for the children, and over a hundred cops did not catch a handful of drug suspects…for the fourth time. All that is arising in today’s program.

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Following the CCSA’s determination yesterday to renew Test & Go from February 1 (with some changes) tourism operators are urging the government to make PCR testing extra inexpensive.

The revamped Test & Go entry scheme now requires overseas arrivals to stay at an permitted resort on day 1 and once more on day 5 of their stay – and to take a PCR test on every day. They must Netflix and chill in their resort rooms after each take a look at, till they obtain a adverse outcome.
However, what has many individuals scratching their heads is the truth that in between each checks, people are free to wander wherever they like. Test & Go does not require travelers to e-book the identical resort for days 1 and 5, and even to remain in the same province.

Tourists can arrive in Bangkok on day 1 and by day 5, be in Chiang Mai for his or her second take a look at and necessary lodge keep. What can be not known is whether or not or not the government will consider infections detected on day 5 as imported…

The new requirements have tourism operators involved that tourists shall be put off by the extra prices, especially the second PCR check. Ratchaporn Poolsawadee from the Tourism Association of Koh Samui says PCR checks on the island price 2,200 baht. He needs that worth reduce to 1,500 baht, as otherwise, it could probably be a deterrent for folks touring on a price range.

Meanwhile, มาริสา สุโกศล หนุนภักดี from the Thai Hotels Association says officers need to design a system for the new testing requirements previous to Test & Go resuming. She means that the second take a look at must be distributed with once the Covid scenario improves.

Phuket officials have responded less than enthusiastically to a suggestion that contaminated asymptomatic tourists be allowed to journey through a sealed route.

The province’s deputy governor พิเชษฐ์ ปาณะพงศ์ believes infected vacationers ought to keep put of their resort rooms. However, there may be some leeway, in that asymptomatic tourists might travel to a quiet seashore by way of a sealed route, for instance, but he says the association would want shut monitoring – lest they wander off.

Meanwhile, the problem of tourists not wearing face masks has raised its uncovered head once more. Pichet says many international vacationers are violating the mask mandate and he’s vowed to take legal action against them.

In different news, Phuket has kicked off the administration of booster doses to around 3,000 migrant employees within the fisheries sector, with healthcare staff administering the AstraZeneca vaccine at Phuket fishing pier.
The island has around sixty seven,000 migrant workers across numerous sectors.


The Thai Prime Minister says he has no plans to name an early election or to reshuffle his Cabinet after 21 of his MPs were pushed out earlier this week.

Prayut Chan-o-cha has also distanced himself from the ouster of ธรรมนัส พรหมเผ่า and 20 different MPs, who’ve been accused of sowing division throughout the ranks of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party. The PM says their dismissal was an inner get together affair and that the party was probably making an attempt to restore a way of normalcy.
In his signature jarring syntax, the PM said, quote “I’m not saying who is sweet or bad. Let their actions communicate for themselves. The folks will decide at the next election. I insist that I even have no intention to vary the cabinet line-up or dissolve the House. The legislation (on the new election system) is not ready. Don’t mix them up.”

The dismissal of พรหมเผ่า and the other MPs means they now have 30 days to find a new get together or lose their MP standing. Their elimination follows Thamanat’s sacking from Cabinet a few months ago, accused of trying to orchestrate the removal of the PM in a no-confidence debate last 12 months.
According to media stories, 8 small coalition events are considering an alliance with Thamanat. However, chief of the New Democracy Party สุรทิน พิจารณ์ says issues are solely on the discussion stage in the meanwhile and issues should become clear subsequent week.
Meanwhile, the Puea Chart Thai Party has denied recommendations that his party would possibly be a part of Thamanat, insisting that 5 events will remain aligned with the ruling coalition and continue to help the PM.
And when asked if the ruling get together leader and deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon had any remark to make on the most recent developments, the PM responded, in HIS signature vagerie “Love and best wishes and mutual respect.”


Renovations to Pattaya’s famous Walking Street are about 80% full, and based on the town mayor, the project goals to clean up the redlight street and draw in vacationers of….all ages…Oh my!
Mayor สนธยา คุณปลื้ม informed Thai media that overhead electrical and communication wires have been moved to the underground to make the street appear more stunning and orderly. The enterprise homeowners and artists shall be invited to paint and design the footpath and highway in the Walking Street area to supply an iconic look. The road was usually waterlogged during the wet season, so drainage pipes at the second are being improved.
Pattaya officers need to draw in visitors to the street both day and evening. Officials at the second are in the design process for a retractable roof that would cover the road, allowing folks to visit the street anytime of the day as nicely as through the rainy season. The development is expected to begin out in 2023.
โซล่าเซลล์ราคาถูก added that a rumor about tearing down the road isn’t true, it is under development and renovation. The business homeowners on Pattaya Walking Street are assured that their companies might be recovered after the Covid restrictions are lifted.
So what do you think? Would you’re taking your family to the revamped walking street? Or is it too risky to get acknowledged by a former bar girl? Let us know within the feedback.


Following the naming of Indonesia’s new capital by President Joko Widodo to exchange sinking Jakarta, candidate for Bangkok’s governor place สุชัชวีร์ สุวรรณสวัสดิ์, wrote on his Facebook page that he had no plans to relocate the country’s capital due to the decades-long flooding that has hit Bangkok, and consider it or not, Bangkok can be sinking…let’s hope not metaphorically as nicely.

The Bangkok gubernatorial elections are prone to happen this year. However, the Election Commission has yet to declare the particular date, owing to the Covid outbreak and political protests across the capital. สุชัชวีร์, who’s the former president of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology in Ladkrabang, is running for Bangkok governor underneath the Democrat Party’s banner.
In the submit, he wrote that the motive had reminded him of the same problem in Bangkok. He claimed the flooding is on the high of his precedence list and it’s the rationale he determined to run for the governor’s place.
The incumbent governor, Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang, has been in workplace since October 18, 2016, although his term is proscribed to 4 years.

After a gunfire trade with greater than one hundred cops, five drug suspects reportedly evaded arrest. Apparently, they have been escaping arrest a minimum of 3 times prior. Suspects, together with alleged gang leader, forty one yr outdated ประดิษฐ์ มุสิกะสงค์ are wished on several costs.
Dozens of law enforcement officials arrange a blockade at a resort in the southern province Phatthalung, however the suspects reportedly rapidly drove a car out of the property. Officers have been capable of catch up, but one of the suspects apparently used an M16 military-grade rifle. Officers fired again and say they imagine that one suspect was shot. No officers were injured in the incident.
Officers later searched the room on the resort the suspects had been staying at and found weapons, bullets, amphetamine, and methamphetamine. Police Forensic Science officers will revisit the place to assemble DNA information.
CCTV in the area reveals the suspects driving in Phatthalung headed toward Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The police are nonetheless looking for them and asked hospitals within the area to report if any sufferers are looking for treatment for a gunshot wound.