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Jun-2014

Martial law in Thailand – latest update!

UPDATE:

Nationwide curfew lifted from 13 June 2014

Bangkok, 16 June 2014 – The nationwide nighttime curfew in place since 22 May 2014 is lifted on the 13 June 2014.

Book your Thailand trip now, feel free and enjoy watching the world cup in Thailand all night long.

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Breaking news:  curfew ended in 20 more areas
Tuesday 10 June, 2014

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) announced the lifting of nighttime curfew in 17 provinces and 15 districts in three provinces with immediate effect.

The provinces are Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Tak, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Sukhothai, Mae Hong Son, Uttaradit, Phrae, Nan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Roi Et, Loei, Surin, Trang and Satun.

The 20 areas joined the existing 10 major tourist destinations currently enjoying curfew-free, which are Phuket, Ko Samui, Pattaya City, Hua Hin, Cha-am, Krabi, Phang-nga, Hat Yai, Ko Chang and Ko Phangan (including Ko Tao).

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03 June 2014  latest political development Thailand – curfew is lift off in Samui, Phuket and Pattaya

Tourism has been placed in the national agenda, according to the National Council for Peace and Order’s (NCPO), which has laid out several strategies to restore tourists’ confidence.

As part of the plans, the council has relaxed the curfew time from seven to four hours as of 28 May, 2014. The council is also considering whether to lift the curfew in major tourist destinations such as Phuket, Ko Samui and Pattaya next week.

nightlife thaiKhao San Road, Bangkok

The curfew is currently being imposed during 00.01-04.00 hrs., the time when most tourists are normally already relaxing in the comfort of their accommodation. This means that tourists can continue to enjoy the kingdom’s 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.

All airports throughout Thailand, including at key international gateways – Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Phuket, Ko Samui, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai – are operating as per normal.

All tourism-related businesses and services (hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, entertainment venues, cinemas, convention centres, shopping malls, superstores, convenient stores, as well as banks, petrol and gas stations) throughout Thailand are open and operating as per normal.

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Breaking news! 27 May 2014, 9 p.m.

The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has announced the change in curfew from 22.00-05.000 to 00.01-04.00 hours with effective from 28 May, 2014.

Air passengers with arrival and departure flights scheduled during curfew are allowed to travel to and from the airports at any time as usual. 

Transport

All airports throughout Thailand, including at key international gateways – Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Phuket, Ko Samui, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai – are operating as per normal. Airlines also continue to operate incoming and outgoing flights as per normal, but flight schedule times may be adjusted.

But operating hours have been adjusted to comply with the curfew, i.e. the BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway systems in Bangkok are now operating from 06.00 – 23.00 hours while inter-provincial passenger bus/train services will not be operating during curfew.

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Tourism-related businesses and services

Hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, entertainment venues, cinemas, convention centres, shopping malls, superstores, convenient stores, as well as banks, petrol and gas stations, are open and operating as per normal, but operating hours have been adjusted to comply with the curfew. Hospitals and medical personnel are permitted to carry on with their normal operating hours.

Bangkok comes slow but steady back to normal life, we will keep you updated by the latest political development.

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Latest info for tourists visiting Thailand

Bangkok, 25 May 2014

Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, leader of the coup makers (National Council for Peace and Order – NCPO), explained that the council had taken over the authority of the House and the Senate for the time being in case any actions required parliamentary approval. The council’s key objectives are to ensure a reform of political, economic and social institutions in order to bring out peace and order to the kingdom.

With a nationwide curfew (from 22.00 – 05.00 hours) currently being the only implication on people’s everyday lives, life goes on as per normal in Bangkok and throughout Thailand. Security has been stepped up in certain areas in the country, including at the provincial hall, train station, power station and bus station, to prevent ill-intentioned people from inciting violence.

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Transport

All airports throughout Thailand, including at key international gateways – Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Phuket, Ko Samui, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai – are open and operating as per normal. Airlines continue to operate incoming and outgoing flights as per normal.

Air passengers with arrival and departure flights scheduled during curfew are allowed to travel to and from the airports at any time as usual. Other modes of transport, by road, rail and waterway, are also operating as per normal throughout Thailand, including at key tourist destinations, such as, Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Ko Samui, Chiang Mai and Hat Yai.

But operating hours have been adjusted to comply with the curfew, i.e. the BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway systems in Bangkok are now operating from 06.00 – 21.00 hours while inter-provincial passenger bus services will not be operating during curfew.

Tourism-related businesses and services

All tourism-related businesses and services, including hotels, spas, restaurants, entertainment venues, cinemas, convention centres, shopping malls, superstores, convenient stores, as well as banks, petrol and gas stations, are open and operating as per normal, but operating hours have been adjusted to comply with the curfew. Hospitals and medical personal are permitted to carry on with their normal operating hours.

In popular southern Thai beach destinations including Ko Samui and Phuket, all tourism-related businesses and services are operating as per normal, but curfew has been observed. In key administrative and political strongholds including Bangkok and Chiang Mai, all tourism-related businesses and services are operating as per normal.

To sum up, all attractions in Bangkok and other tourist destinations throughout Thailand are open and operating as per normal.

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usefull links:

 www.tatnews.org

www.tica.or.th

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Thailand’s army declares martial law after six months of political unrest

Tuesday 20 May 2014.

The army announced in a statement on Tuesday 3 a.m. that the military had taken over to “keep peace and order”  after six months of violent unrest and anti-government demonstrations. This military statement was signed by army chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha.

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Chan-Ocha insures to the public that this is definitely not a coup. The martial law is only to provide safety to the people and the people can still carry on their lives as normal.”

The martial law takes effect in whole Thailand but it’s just concentrated in Bangkok. All other parts like Chiang Mai, River Kwai and the whole south of Bangkok are not affected. All airports are in normal operation, sights are operational.

The dispute its an internal matter between ‘Redshirts’ and ‘Yellowshirts’ , this action taken by the military shall ensure and guarantee stability and safety in Thailand.

We will keep you updated day by day with the latest political development in Thailand.

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