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Thailand curfew lifted at 22 provinces and 7 districts

June 11, 2014

Last night announcement by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to lift curfew in 17 provinces and 15 districts in three provinces has once again proven the council’s commitment to promote Thailand’s tourism.

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As of last night, a total of 22 provinces and seven districts in four provinces have enjoyed curfew-free. These provinces grouped in different regions are:

Central Region: Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi and Hua Hin district of Prachuap Khiri Khan

Northern Region
: Mae Hong Son, Tak, Nan, Phrae, Sukhothai and Uttaradit

Western Region
: Kanchanaburi

Northeastern Region: Loei, Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Sakhon Nakhon and Surin

Southern Region: Phuket, Krabi, Phang-nga, Trang, Satun, and Hat Yai, Sadao and Mueang districts of Songkhla, as well as Ko Samui and Ko Phangan districts (including Ko Tao) of Surat Thani

Eastern Region: Chanthaburi, Rayong, Trat and Pattaya City of Chonburi

Thailand has 77 provinces. In other destinations, including Bangkok and Chiang Mai, life continues as normal and all tourism-related businesses and services are operating as per normal. Tourists can continue to enjoy the many fine-dining and nightlife, provided that they observe the curfew time from midnight to 4 a.m.

All airports throughout Thailand, including at key international gateways – Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang), Phuket, Ko Samui, Hat Yai and Chiang Mai – as well as other modes of transport (road, rail and waterway) are operating as per normal. Airlines also continue to operate incoming and outgoing flights as per normal.

All tourism-related businesses and services (hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, entertainment venues, cinemas, convention centers, shopping malls, superstores, convenient stores, as well as banks, petrol and gas stations) throughout Thailand are open and operating as usual. Telephone and internet services continue to be available 24 hours.

For visa application and procedure, tourists can continue to apply for visa as usual at Royal Thai Embassy and Consulates worldwide. For visa-on-arrival, all international checkpoints – airports, border checkpoints and sea ports – are open and operating as per normal.

Thailand is always a welcoming tourist destination. Tourists visiting the country are welcome to enjoy the 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.

TAT would like to thank everyone who has used social media sites to inform people around the world that the tourism situation in Thailand is “business as usual”.

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