Curfew lifted at 10 major tourist destinations
Tuesday 10 June, 2014
Issued at Bangkok at 14.30 hrs. (GMT+7) on 10 June 2014
Further to the latest update released yesterday afternoon, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to stress that a total of 10 major tourist areas are now curfew-free. These destinations are: Phuket, Ko Samui, Pattaya City, Hua Hin, Cha-am, Krabi, Phang-nga, Hat Yai, Ko Chang and Ko Phangan (including Ko Tao).
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.
In Bangkok and other tourist destinations, 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.
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.
The TAT also wants to thank and show its heartfelt appreciation for everyone who has taken to social media sites to tell the world that, despite the widely reported and often sensationalised political situation here in the kingdom, it has been “business as usual” at all major tourist destinations.
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
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