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Restrictions in Pattaya set to be lifted
 
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Chonburi governor Phakrathorn Thienchai and the Pattaya mayor Sontaya Khunpluem and their delegations made visits to several hotels offering meals to the public to keep their staff busy.
 
And the news from the bigwigs was good for the battered tourism industry in Pattaya that has seen zero visitors and 60% closures during most of January.
 
After there being no new Covid-19 infections in Chonburi for several days the easing of restrictions will soon be on the way.
 
The governor said that it was now safe in Chonburi and he expects to get the green light from the central Covid committee to start easing restrictions very soon.
 
This will mean an end to travel bans and a return to the possibility of at least domestic tourism beginning again next month.
 
Foreign tourism was not even mentioned in the Manager story.
 
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Also comments from mayor Sontaya indicate that with hotels allowed to close the way is now clear for hotels to have staff enter Thai social security benefits programs to receive around half their salary.
 
This was hailed as good news in the battered sector.
 
In visits to Sunshine Garden, the Dust Thani, A-One The Royal Cruise and a restaurant chain the governor was pleased to note that Covid protocols were being followed to the letter. 
 
He said that he had received representations from hotels about their problems. He came to see for himself saying that PM Prayuth Chan-ocha accepts the need for staff to receive handouts at this difficult time.
 
Source: Manager Online
 
 
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Zero, none, nada were found in Pattaya, or Chonburi either. 

Anyone know how many were tested here? That might be a consideration. "Don't seek and you won't find"

Just in time for Chinese New Year which is a big Thai travel holiday. Letting the Bangkok infection come here it only takes one. Make money in Feb., then suffer in March I bet back to high c

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So, all the hotels there are closed this month? No one can go there? The news isn't written clearly.

 

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The governor said that it was now safe in Chonburi and he expects to get the green light from the central Covid committee to start easing restrictions very soon.
 
This will mean an end to travel bans and a return to the possibility of at least domestic tourism beginning again next month.

What are the restrictions? What travel bans?  At least domestic tourism? Does that mean no hotels are open to new visitors now?

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Only that nearly a 1,000 infected people were found yesterday and now they want to open Pattaya for business and that after the PM said he's going to let off the hotel workers go on the doll, Hello !!  is there anyone there who knows what they doing? of better yet, what the others are doing?...

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5 hours ago, crobe said:

According to the "red zone maximum restrictions" which the province of Chonburi (and therefore Pattaya) are under

 - Bars are shut

 - Restaurants have to close early and cannot serve alcohol

 - There is no travel in or out of the province without a signed letter from the local government official saying that the travel is necessary

 

This means that officially the hotels can only have guests from inside the province at the moment, which is obviously very few.

As they have not officially been ordered to close then the staff cannot claim social security 

I think the plan at the moment is to make an order that hotels should have been shut for January - allowing the staff to claim 1 months social security payment, and then on 1st February to reduce the restriction to "orange zone" which will allow more businesses to open, such as hotels and massage, and lift the travel restrictions for domestic visitors coming in from other provinces which are not in a "red zone". They will probably extend the opening hours for restaurants

It is not sure yet if they will allow alcohol in restaurants with meals or bars to open.

 

Chonburi (and thus Pattaya) are as of today officially in the "orange" zone. (right graphic).

 

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When (if) travel restrictions are lifted, does that mean a person can drive from Pattaya to Hua Hin and back for a one week holiday? I believe one must travel through Samut Sakhon to go to Hua Hin. Are there restrictions to travel through Samut Sakhon?

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8 hours ago, crobe said:

It is not sure yet if they will allow alcohol in restaurants with meals or bars to open

I drove around today and saw people drinking all over the place.

Seemed like mostly large Leos.

Seems no one cares at this point.

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bkk6060 are you saying they are drinking in bars/restaurants or on the road?

 

If it's bars, that's great news, because I've been in quarantine for  age, getting out Friday, heading straight to Pattaya for a cool one (or 14)!

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9 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Zero, none, nada were found in Pattaya, or Chonburi either. 

That's not what he ment , he means 1000 infections in bkk and they want to open pattaya to domestic tourisme so there is a chance the virus will come back in . 

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