Travelers Alert in Thailand conflict

Maybe this time you are in Thailand, the current political conflict is increasing. Important but not to worry, citing a news from portal site, Kompas, Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 17:00 Bangkok time, the Thai military take over the government of the country.

Authorities in the Thai tourism, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) convey information about the curfew imposed from 10:00pm to 5:00am local time from Thursday, May 22, 2014 evening. No need to worry for the tourists, because the place of business and public service operates according to curfew.

Some things need to be considered by the tourists while in Thailand.

Better stay at the inn. Travelers should remain in the inn, unless an urgent need, especially at night.

Clothing. Avoid the use of attributes or clothing in red, yellow, and/or black that related to political groups in the conflict.

Avoiding the demonstration site. It is better not to be around the places of mass gathering, especially at night. Avoid situations that tend to occur mass movement.

Always carry an identity card. It is important to avoid misunderstanding wherever you are.

Keep important phone numbers of the embassy of your country. You can find information from friends or the official website of the embassy.

Airport in normal operation. Do not worry to travel anywhere you will be flying, airports in Thailand continue to operate normally. Prepare all documents while traveling around the airport.

Contact number for travelers. Authorities in the Thai tourism may contact the TAT, information and assistance via Call Centre 1672. They will continue to provide the latest information.

James Bond Island, Thailand

Other Important Numbers.

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
Suvarnabhumi Airport Operation Centre (temporary) +66 (0) 2132 9950 or 2
Don Mueang Airport Call Centre +66 (0) 2535 3861, (0) 2535 3863
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

TAT party is very concerned with the presence of tourists in their country, and do not need to worry in their traveling trip while in Thailand. All activities are running as usual.

(Source Antara, Kompas, TAT, travelKompas /Images Puji T Hadi, E Widi)


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