When Chonburi province was declared a Covid Red Zone a month ago, all tourism came to a full stop. But now that free travel to Pattaya is possible again, life returns. The beautiful plants market in North Pattaya was Saturday buzzling once again: Vendors and customers have quickly returned in great numbers. Jomtien beach is still a bit empty, but also recovering. Apartment swimming pools have opened up again and so have many restaurants that are allowed again to sell alcoholic beverages. Hans Fritschi travelled by car from Nong Khai to Pattaya as well.