Thailand Remains Open and Welcoming for Tourists, Says Tourism Authority
All tourist attractions and infrastructure in Thailand are operating normally but under curfew, according to a statement released this morning from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. On May 22, 2014, Thailand's military overthrew the elected government and will remain in power indefinitely. A nationwide curfew is in effect from 12:01 a.m.-4 a.m., although air passengers traveling to and from airports may be in transit during those times. Airlines and airports will continue to operate, although flight times might be adjusted; travelers are encouraged to check with their respective airlines before traveling.
All modes of transportation (road, rail and waterway) are in operation as usual, except the BTS Skytrain and MRT Subway systems in Bangkok are now operating from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. to comply with curfew. Inter-provincial passenger bus and train services are not operating during curfew.
Hotels, resorts, convention centers, and most other tourism-related businesses and services also are operating under truncated hours to comply with the curfew. Hospitals and medical personnel are permitted to function under normal operating hours.
Telephones, Internet services and mobile phone services are operating 24/7. Travelers are advised to keep their passports and travel documents handy at all times and to check for updates at tatnews.org. The following phone numbers are available for further 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