The Russian Embassy warned of fines for Smoking on the beaches of Thailand
The Russian Embassy in Thailand has warned tourists about the ban on Smoking at several beaches in the country, the violation of which faces a heavy fine or imprisonment. This was reported on the website of the Embassy.
According to the decision of the Department of marine and coastal resources of Thailand, from November 1, you can’t smoke 20 beaches among which the most popular places on Phuket island and in the resort towns of Pattaya and Hua hin. It is noted that the ban was imposed to combat pollution.
“Violators of the ban faces a maximum penalty of a fine in the amount up to 100 thousand baht (more than $3 million) or imprisonment for up to one year”, — stated in the message of the Embassy. It is clarified that for the convenience of guests Smoking is allowed in specially equipped places.
In September in Thailand was arrested two Russians, due to the electronic cigarette. They’ve been under arrest for more than a day, they were released on bail in the amount of 100 thousand baht. According to the laws of Thailand, the import and use of wapow punishable by a fine of 1 million baht (more than $30 thousand) or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.