Visa Exemption is back to 30 days? | GMT

A recent bar fight at the YES Pattaya pub on Third Road in Thailand resulted in injuries to more than six people. The brawl, which involved two groups of young adults, occurred in the early hours of the morning at 3:20 am. This incident highlights the ongoing issue of violence in nightlife establishments in the country.

In other news, Thailand’s visa exemption period for visitors from around 60 countries has been reduced from 45 days to 30 days. The change comes as the country continues to navigate its economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, a recent incident in Phang Nga has drawn attention to a case of senseless arson. A 31-year-old man, Wanat Looklek, was arrested for setting fire to a floating restaurant in Baan Chong Nuea in the Kalai sub-district of Takua Thung district. Wanat poured gasoline on the restaurant before setting it ablaze and watching it burn. He showed no remorse for his actions and even admitted to staying to watch it burn, regardless of the consequences.

However, there is some positive news for travelers and locals alike. The Transport Company has announced plans to operate 4,500 daily bus trips during Thailand’s Songkran holidays. The company will carry people from Bangkok to other provinces, providing a convenient and affordable means of travel for those looking to explore the country.

After a three-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has also announced plans for major Songkran festival celebrations in the capital. The event will feature a water-splashing celebration in front of City Hall in the Phra Nakhon district, which has been designated as the main venue for the festivities. This news brings hope and excitement to those looking to celebrate the holiday and to support the local economy.