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The Immigration Service in Jomtien announces a 5-day vacation

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The Immigration Service in Jomtien announces a 5-day vacation

The Pattaya Immigration Department has announced that the Immigration Office will be closed to the public for five days from today Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 17. 

This is in line with national holiday regulations, as July 13 and 14 are frugal religious holidays (with a complete alcohol ban), while Friday, July 15 has been designated as an additional public holiday to boost domestic tourism. Immigration offices across the country will reopen on Monday, July 18.

Until yesterday there was the usual post-weekend crowds at Chonburi Immigration headquarters in Jomtien, however, despite the recent increase in international arrivals, the total numbers registered with the agency are still well below pre-pandemic statistics. .

An Immigration Department spokesman said hotels had become more efficient at registering new arrivals’ local addresses, meaning short-term tourists did not have to report separately to immigration offices.

Another online development is the increasing popularity of the website promoting the 90-day registration process for ex-pats. According to the spokesperson, this has also led to fewer foreigners queuing at the control desk in the parking lot. He  ALSO confirmed that the TM6 arrival card was no longer being used for airline passengers, but advised those who still had one to KEEP it in their passport as the procedure had been suspended rather than cancelled at this stage.

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