Prohibition will be introduced in Thailand: deadlines announced

Tourists who do not participate in elections in Thailand will still “fall victim” to local election rules. The fact is that in Thailand they will introduce dry law – albeit for a very short time – for two days off in a row.

More precisely, alcohol will not be available for purchase from 18:00 on May 6 to 18:00 on May 7, as well as from 18:00 on May 13 to 18:00 on May 14. These are two sober weekends, they are the day of early voting and election day in the country. At the same time, the Thai media published a separate warning for tourists: the ban on alcohol applies to everyone who is currently in the country. The sale or distribution of alcohol is prohibited everywhere: in shops, bars and even at parties and weddings. Anyone who violates the ban, including a tourist, can be sentenced to six months in prison and/or a fine of up to 10,000 baht or just under 25,000 rubles.

By the way, it is also forbidden to sell alcohol in Thailand during some Buddhist holidays. There are at least five of them, which is more annoying for tourists – they are celebrated according to the lunar calendar, that is, their dates change every year. The Thai media refer to such holidays as Maha Bucha Day, Visakha Bucha Day, Asahna Bucha, Wan Khao Phansan and Awk Phansa.

However, there are other funny laws related to alcohol in Thailand. For example, since 1972, since the reign of the military junta in the country, a law has been introduced – and it is still in force today – according to which sellers cannot sell alcoholic beverages from 14:00 to 17:00. Alcohol advertising is also banned in Thailand – with a fine of hundreds of thousands of baht, or even jail, you can even get caught for publishing a photo and a review of craft beer … However, fortunately, only local citizens risk this – this law still does not apply to foreigners .

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