VIDEO. Fights, driving without a helmet… the incivility of French tourists in Phuket is increasing and exasperating the Thai police
Fights with tourists or locals, driving without a helmet, without a license or sometimes in a state of intoxication… These repeated incivilities by French tourists, which according to the Thai media have lasted “for many years”, increasingly infuriate the authorities. on the island of Phuket. The local police even mention more than a dozen incidents a day involving French nationals.
The French consul in Thailand, Christophe Hemmings, met last week with the authorities in Phuket and encouraged the local police to act “firmly” towards these French tourists. “France strongly supports the strictest enforcement of the law, especially for those who do not respect traffic regulations in Phuket,” the French Embassy in Thailand said on Facebook. A meeting between the consul and the local authorities is scheduled for March 21. “During this meeting, it will be a question of the implementation of procedures for the expulsion and banishment of tourists who strive not to respect local regulations”, can we still read in this press release.