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Late-night alcohol ban in Phuket, bars to close at midnight

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Bars and other entertainment venues in Phuket must close at midnight, according to an order imposed by Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Restaurants can stay open late, but are ordered to stop selling alcohol at midnight. The order is effective today until January 20, but could be extended further if the Covid-19 situation does not improve.

Phuket also recently announced travel restrictions for arrivals on the island. Those travelling from the “highest-risk” areas within the “red zone” provinces “must now quarantine for 14 days” upon arriving to Phuket, according to the announcement released by the Phuket PR department over the weekend.

The ban on late-night alcohol sales was issued yesterday following the Communicable Disease Committee meeting. The committee, which is chaired by the governor, unanimously agreed to apply restrictions to pubs, bars, restaurants, and other entertainment venues to prevent the virus spread in other parts of the country although there are no new infections in the province.

Restrictions in the order are as follows…

  • All entertainment venues, pubs, bars, karaoke venues and other places that open to provide similar services must close at midnight.
  • Restaurants and food courts are not allowed to sell alcohol beverages inside the venues after midnight.

People who fail to comply with the order restricting alcohol sales could be punished under the Disease Control Act, either under Section 51 which carries a fine of up to 20,000 baht, or under Section 52 which carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine up to 100,000 baht. Those found violating the order can also be charged under Section 18 of the Emergency Decree which carries a penalty of up to 2 years in prison and a 40,000 baht fine.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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    Keith

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    What complete BS, but typical of small minded petty little govt officials. What for the total ban on alcohol

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    As I wrote before. Phuket is like Siberia. Everyone knows where it is but no one wants to go there.
    I see they are banning again, don’t forget banning walking on the beach.
    Alcohol banned after midnight.
    Here in Cambodia, I noticed today that one bar was selling two classes of beer for 75 cents!
    However, I am waiting. I am waiting until they pay me to drink it.

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      preesy chepuce

      Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 11:35 am

      Can’t be that good then… can you get imported BeerLao or Japanese stuff? What is the duty on proper beer from proper beer-producing countries? What ate the food hygiene standards like there? shared bowls of nuts on the bar? The mamasan-chef picking her nose whilst she yaps and makes stir-fry?

      I don’t think Phuket is like Siberia… it’s more like the Isle of Wight… not much happening… a little bit run down in places… full of retired pennypinchers from off the island.

      The announcement seems to be just about closing down venues where people can gather, but I haven’t seen any such places looking very open. You can always just get a box of beer in the afternoon, if you need something excessively frothy and flavourless to wash your takeaway down with.

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        Toby Andrews

        Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:38 pm

        Yes the craft beers are available preesy, but most here do not drink them, the local beers are good. Duty on imported beers is high.
        We do not share nuts here, everyone is given their own bowl. One bar gives me mine in a crystal bowl! They can see I am a customer of refined tastes.
        Being a valued customer they often bring me a second bowl. And some are spiced.
        Yes Phuket is like the Isle of Wight, there is a prison there. However Phuket does not need a prison.
        Phuket is becoming a prison.

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    Geoff

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    A sort of negative interest rate for beer drinkers? Love it!

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