Monthly Archives:' May 2014

New curfew: Midnight-4am

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Tuesday night relaxed the six-day old nationwide curfew by three hours, announcing a new curfew order will be enforced from midnight to 4am, effective Wednesday. The previous curfew, from 10pm to 5am, was ordered on the day of the coup d’etat, May 22. The change came after widespread complaints about upsets to business, normal life and hardship for tourist.

Please credit and share this article with others using this link:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/coup/412082/new-curfew-midnight-4am.
View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.

Thai Immigration Clamps Down on Visa Runs

Immigration police have announced they are clamping down on tourists who remain illegally in Thailand. Some tourists exploit permission given to them to enter Thailand without a visa. Many foreigners enter Thailand without a visa and can remain up to 30 days at a time.

The clampdown does not affect holders of non-immigrant visas or holders of tourist visas who still have remaining entries permitted on their legal visas.

The crackdown aims at foreign visitors, particularly westerners, who do not hold a correct visa. They exit and immediately return to Thailand every 15 or 30 days to receive another stamp to extend their stay. A loophole aimed at helping short-term visitors allow foreigners from many countries to enter Thailand for between 15 and 30 days without a visa.

Read Full Article on Bangkok Post
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/tourism/409403/thai-immigration-clamps-down-on-visa-runs.
View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.