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Time:2014-01-26

Thailand Political Development

Seven major intersections have been blocked by the anti-government protest movement:

Pathumwan intersection (new main stage), the Victory Monument roundabout,  Lard

Phrao five-way intersection, Government Complex on Chaengwattana Road, Lumpini

Park (Silom intersection), Asoke intersection, Rajaprasong intersection.

The caretaker Yingluck Shinawatra government has imposed a state of emergency for

Bangkok and some parts of nearby provinces (Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut

Prakan). The emergency decree, which will be in place for 60 days, effective 22 January

2013, has been imposed in order to maintain peace and order as well as to provide safety

and security for the general public, foreign visitors and the demonstrators. 

It should be stressed that the emergency decree only covers Bangkok and some parts of

nearby provinces as stated above and not any other destinations in Thailand. In addition,

There is currently no curfew in place in Bangkok or any other parts of Thailand. 

Local residents and international visitors can continue to travel within Bangkok and

other destinations in the country as usual.

 

Tourist Advisory

Tourists are still advised to be vigilant and avoid the demonstration areas for their own

safety and security, however, it should be stressed that tourists have not been targeted in

the ongoing anti-government demonstrations. 

All airports in Bangkok and throughout Thailand are open and operating as per normal.

Air passengers with flights departing out of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang

International Airports are advised to allocate at least four hours prior to their scheduled

flight departure time and to check the flight status prior to travelling.

 

Frequently Asked  Questions: 

Q :    Is it safe to travel to Bangkok ?

A :    Yes, it is safe to travel in Bangkok. However it is recommended to avoid the rally site  

 area.

Q : How is the traffic and transportation in Bangkok ?                                                                

A : - Tourists can visit all attractions using the usual means of transport, including buses, 

   vans and car transfers by tour companies, taxis, the Skytrain, the subway or the boat 

   and ferry service. 

     - Traffic in the most parts of Bangkok is also moving normally since all other roads and 

   expressways are not affected by the demonstrations. Despite the closure of major 

   intersections and streets in downtown Bangkok, tourist and emergency vehicles are still

   allowed to pass freely.                                                                                                             

Q :    Does the tourist attractions are opened normally ?

A : All major tourist attractions in the Thai capital, including the Temple of the Emerald 

 Buddha, the Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn, are opened normally. 

Q :     How to get to the airport during the crisis ?

A :     Tourists are advised to use the BTS skytrain, MRT subway and Suvarnabhumi airport

services.  For passenger who will be flying with THAI on that day please leave

Suvarnabhumi airport at least 4 hours prior to your flight.

Q :      How to check TG flight status during the crisis ?

A : - Passenger can check your flight status at www.thaiairways.com and flight info or 

   application at http://bit.ly/THAIflightcheck 

 - Passengers can visit THAI through;

  Facebook (www.facebook.com/ThaiAirways) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ThaiAirways)

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