Having reaped the rewards of significantly reduced COVID-19 travel restrictions since 1 July, Thailand is planning to offer a temporary extension of the number of days tourists are allowed in the country.
According to the Bangkok Post, from October 2022 until March 2023, those fans of Koh Samui, Phuket, and even Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratcha-thani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit — aka Bangkok — will be getting 15 extra days in the kingdom.
Brass tacks: if you’re currently entitled to 15 days (e.g. your passport is from Saudi Arabia, China or India, among other places), then from October to March you will get 30 days. For passport-holders from a number of other countries — the United States, Canada, Australia, the EU — look forward to 45 days.
Personally, I say bring on a bonus 15 days of mango sticky rice … but leave the durian at home.