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Travel Situation Update (Official Statement from Thai Government)

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Government House of Thailand in Bangkok

Government House of Thailand in Bangkok. Photo: Sodacan.

The messages Thai Government would like to convey to all the tourists who are in Thailand or planning to visit the Kingdom.

TAT Fact sheet as of 11th April 2010

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva reaffirms that the Government is duty bound to resolve the present situation.

  • The Declaration of a Severe Emergency Situation covers areas of Bangkok and certain districts of five nearby provinces. These are:
  • – Nonthaburi province
    – The districts of Muang, Bang Phli, Phra Pradang, Phra Samut Chedi, Bang Boh and Bang Sao Thong Districts in Samut Prakan province
    – The districts of Thanyaburi, Lad Lumkaew, Sam Kok, Lam Luk Ka and Khlong Luang in Pathum Thani province
    – Phutthamonthon district in Nakhon Pathom province
    – The districts of Wang Noi, Bang Pa-in, Bang Sai and Lat Bua Luang in Ayutthaya province

  • The anti-government rallies being staged by the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD)/’Red Shirt’ movement continue at the following demonstration sites.
  • – Ratchadamnoen Avenue (Sapan Panfah/Panfah bridge)
    – Makkawan Rangsan Bridge near Government House
    – Ratchaprasong intersection

  • Visitors and tourists are advised to avoid areas near all UDD rally sites.
  • Both city airports (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang) are operating as normal.
  • All other international and domestic airports in Thailand remain fully operational.
  • Travel to all other parts of the kingdom has not been affected. Tourism activities in all other areas continue as normal.
  • MICE venues in all other areas of Bangkok and around Thailand are also operating as normal.

Read More: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Note: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a 24-hour operation centre, which can provide foreigners with further information at +662-575-1023, +662-981-7225, +66-88-022-1540 or +66-88-022-1541.

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