Thailand emergency security update: Tourism in Thailand

eTN was informed by local travel industry professionals about a curfew announced in Bangkok that applies to everyone, including tourists in the Thai Capital city.

Thailand emergency security update: Tourism in Thailand

eTN was informed by local travel industry professionals about a curfew announced in Bangkok that applies to everyone, including tourists in the Thai Capital city.

Information received by the German office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand states all airports are open and travelers arriving within curfew hours will be able to travel to hotels.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand UK office issued this statement.

Today, Thailand’s army chief announced a coup d’etat. This means the seizure of power from government and the Thai military are now in control of the country to restore order and put political reforms in place. Their aim is to help the country move forward and resolve political uncertainty as quickly as possible.

“The Chief of the Royal Thai Army has assured the safety of all foreigners in Thailand” – latest FCO Travel Advice.

A nationwide curfew has been put in place from 22:00 to 05:00 until further notice. This applies to both locals and foreigners. It means that tourists visiting all parts of Thailand must return to their accommodation before 22:00 and not leave again until after 05:00 in the morning.

ALL airports are open and operating as normal.

Tourists who need to travel to/from the airport between the hours of 22:00 and 05:00 will be allowed to do so. We recommend keeping passports and travel documents to hand for proof of travel in case you’re asked to show it enroute. Air passengers with flights departing out of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports are advised to allocate at least 4 hours prior to their scheduled flight departure time.

TAT have set up a help centre at Suvarnabhumi airport to assist passengers arriving and departing. Extra vehicles are being made available at the airport to help tourists reach their hotels. The airport shuttle buses for both airports are running as normal despite the curfew.

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Businesses and public services (such as city transport, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants) are adjusting their operating hours to comply with the curfew.

TAT Call Centre 1672
Tourist Police Call Centre 1155
Traffic Police Call Centre 1197
BMTA (city bus and van service) Call Centre 1348
BTS Hotline +66 (0) 2617 6000
MRT Customer Relations Center +66 (0) 2624 5200
SRT (train service) Call Centre 1690
Transport Co., Ltd., (inter-provincial bus service) Call Centre 1490
AOT (Suvarnabhumi Airport) Call Centre 1722
Suvarnabhumi Airport Operation Centre (temporary) +66 (0) 2132 9950
Don Mueang Airport Call Centre +66 (0) 2535 3861, (0) 2535 3863
Thai Airways International Call Centre +66 (0) 2356 1111
Bangkok Airways Call Centre 1771
Nok Air Call Centre 1318
Thai AirAsia Call Centre +66 (0) 2515 9999
If you are currently in Thailand we suggest following local media for updates. Bangkok Post and The Nation are English written newspapers. Army announcements on television are being broadcast in English for the benefit of international visitors.

The army are sending soldiers and vehicles to escort protesters away from rally sites to end the protests. During this time we advise tourists currently visiting Bangkok to avoid areas where rally sites are situated as there will be large crowds. Away from the areas listed below the rest of the city is accessible and transport is running as normal.

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