Curfew updates in Thailand
This is the latest update on the curfew situation in Thailand and Curfew has been lifted at 22 provinces and 7 districts. Latest night announcement by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to lift curfew in 17 provinces and 15 districts in three provinces has once again proven the council’s commitment to promote Thailand’s tourism.
(Bangkok is still the same and you wonder where is the coup?)
As of last night, a total of 22 provinces and seven districts in four provinces have enjoyed curfew-free. These provinces grouped in different regions are:
Central Region: Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi and Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan
Northern Region: Mae Hong Son, Tak, Nan, Phrae, Sukhothai and Uttaradit
Western Region: Kanchanaburi
Northeastern Region: Loei, Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Sakhon Nakhon and Surin
Southern Region: Phuket, Krabi, Phang-nga, Trang, Satun, and Hat Yai, Sadao and Mueang districts of Songkhla, as well as Ko Samui and Ko Phangan districts (including Ko Tao) of Surat Thani
Eastern Region: Chanthaburi, Rayong, Trat and Pattaya City of Chonburi
I just came back from Bangkok last week after spending five days attending TTM+ Media Event and also venturing to new places in the capital city. There are no unrest, no protestors and no soldiers in the city centre. Bangkok is extremely safe and you can’t find any difference at all.
(I travelled alone going into MRT (subway) in Bangkok and train services end at 11pm due to curfew)
Thailand has 77 provinces. In other destinations, including Bangkok and Chiang Mai, life continues as normal and all tourism-related businesses and services are operating as per normal.
Tourists can continue to enjoy the many fine-dining and nightlife, provided that they observe the curfew time from midnight to 4 a.m.
(BTS Sky Train is still packed like usual)
All airports throughout Thailand, including at key international gateways – Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Phuket, Ko Samui, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai – as well as other modes of transport (road, rail and waterway) are operating as per normal. Airlines also continue to operate incoming and outgoing flights as per normal.
All tourism-related businesses and services (hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, entertainment venues, cinemas, convention centers, shopping malls, superstores, convenient stores, as well as banks, petrol and gas stations) throughout Thailand are open and operating as usual. Telephone and internet services continue to be available 24 hours.
(Chatuchak market is still packed with locals and tourists)
For visa application and procedure, tourists can continue to apply for visa as usual at Royal Thai Embassy and Consulates worldwide. For visa-on-arrival, all international checkpoints – airports, border checkpoints and sea ports – are open and operating as per normal.
Thailand is always a welcoming tourist destination. Tourists visiting the country are welcome to enjoy the wide variety of attractions, ranging from unique culture, abundant natural beauty and remarkable variety of activities, including soft adventure, spa, shopping and medical tourism, as well as year-round unique celebrations and festivals.
TAT would like to thank everyone who has used social media sites to inform people around the world that the tourism situation in Thailand is “business as usual”.
Tourists visiting Thailand can contact the following numbers for further information and assistance:
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
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