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Booze ban in Thailand? Not for now.




There’s not going to be a national booze ban. Well, not for now anyway. A Thai Government spokesperson has walked back rumours that an alcohol ban is about to be enforced around the country.

Rumours of the ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol started circulating online last week on the back of the cluster of new cases that started in the Samit Sakhon province, south west of Bangkok. The rumours were also being reported on Thai media.

Even though the government had said there wouldn’t be a national lockdown at this stage, the rumours that alcohol sales would be banned “as a preventative measure” started circulating.

But according tot Daily News, there is no truth to the reports of an impending ban. Officials claim the situation is under control, and that there’s no need to impose a nationwide alcohol ban. The CCSA’s spokesperson Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin officially quashed the rumours on Friday, claiming the stories were “fake news”.

“Currently bars, pubs and restaurants are allowed to sell alcohol as normal, as are supermarkets and convenience stores.”

SOURCE: Thai Visa | Daily News


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    Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Source: Thai Visa…. Ah ok 😀

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      preesy chepuce

      Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      Not everyone would miss Thai booze if it were banned, it’s never going to be as good as proper stuff from farangistan, no amount of excessive duty on alcohol imports is going to make local booze taste any better.

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    brian mc

    Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    my wife told me i should quit the booze. so now i just give her a sarcastic slow round of applause instead

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    preesy chepuce

    Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Not very tourism-friendly eh, mind you, if there’s no tourism, why be friendly?

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    James R

    Monday, December 28, 2020 at 1:24 am

    I was in Phuket when the booze ban was enforced there earlier this year.

    A trip to Makro, ten boxes, each with 15 large bottles of Chang beer did the trick until the end of the ban.

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      J West

      Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 9:44 am

      A story from a previous “booze ban” was that of a Farang who’d overstocked and they later found him alone on a mattress amidst a scatter of bottles TU after drinking himself to death. Too much of a good thing is not always a good thing?

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        James R

        Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:25 pm

        J West

        I also have a car in Thailand but it does not mean I drive it fast and crash so why would I overdrink?

        Would you overdrink if you could?

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