The tourist police led by Pol. Lt. Gen. Sukhun Prommayon launched a crime-deterrence operation on Wednesday evening, September 27th, to establish trust among tourists, with a special focus on Chinese and Kazakh visitors who have recently come to Pattaya through the visa waiver program.
Tourist Police Division commander Pol Lt Gen Sukhun dispatched a large police squad at 4:30 PM yesterday at Bali Hai Pier.
The operation was launched to enhance security for tourists in Pattaya amid the government’s visa waiver program, which will run until February 29th, 2024. The program applies to Chinese and Kazakhstani tourists, allowing them to stay in the Kingdom for 30 days without applying for a visa ahead of time to boost tourism.
According to Pol Lt Gen Sukhun, the Tourist Police Division prioritizes the safety of all visitors. He stated that Pattaya is a popular tourist destination, so visitors should feel safe while touring the city to maintain the city’s positive reputation.
Various relevant agencies participated in the operation such as Chonburi Provincial Police, Pattaya Police, Immigration, Marine Police Division, Banglamung district officials, and representatives from private businesses.
At the end of the mission, a tour around Pattaya found that nothing was amiss. The operation is part of the government’s and the Royal Thai Police’s policy.