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Smoking ban on beaches in Thailand

Smoking ban on beaches in Thailand - Added 14th October 2017 - Current 7th November 2017

Thailand is introducing a smoking ban on beaches across the country with those caught violating the law facing up to a year in prison or a possible fine of up to 100,000 baht (USD3,000; GBP2,280;AUD3850).

The ban, effective from the 1st of November 2017, will apply to up to 20 popular beaches across Thailand, including Patong beach in the southern city of Phuket, the eastern city of Pattaya and Hua Hin and Cha Am south of the capital.

There will be designated areas for smoking on each beach away from the sea.

Please follow the travel advice of your Government:


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STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.

Anyone with concerns about travel in this area should contact their Booking Store for advice.

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