Thailand Political Situation - TCEB Update 15 January 2014 at 11.30 (GMT+7)


The ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Bangkok have been peaceful most of the time, and are taking place at six intersections – Pathumwan, Rajaprasong, Saladaeng, Lat Phrao, Asoke and the Victory Monument roundabout – and the Government Complex on Chaeng Wattana Road.

Parts or some lanes of roads linking to the rally sites may be closed to traffic, but all other roads and expressways are open as normal. During the day, the anti-government demonstrators are also organising marches to different parts of Bangkok, which may cause traffic disruptions at certain times.

Commuters and business travellers can commute to and from their desired destinations using other roads and expressways, as well as public transport, including the skytrain, subway, airport rail link, city bus, van, boat and ferry, as well as train services.

Life in Bangkok and throughout Thailand continues as normal. Most businesses, including banks, petrol and gas stations, hotels, spas, restaurants, entertainment venues, cinemas, convention centres, shopping malls, superstores, convenient stores, pharmacies, hospitals and the likes are open and operating as per normal. However, some businesses may change their opening hours while some bank branches and petrol and gas stations may be closed. Telephone – landline and mobile – and Internet services are available 24/7.

All airports in Bangkok and throughout the country are open and operating as per normal. However, air passengers with flights depart out of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang International Airports are advised to allocate at least four hours prior to their scheduled flight departure time.

TCEB will keep you updated with the situation. Should you require any further information and assistance, please call TCEB office: +66 (0) 2694 6000, TCEB call center at 1105 (within Thailand only), visit www.tceb.or.th or contact info@tceb.or.th.


Useful contact numbers:

Tourism Authority of Thailand Call Centre 1672

Thai Traffic Police Call Centre 1197

Thai Tourist Police Call Centre 1155

Bangkok Tourism Division Call Centre +66 (0) 2225 7612-4

Ministry of Foreign Affairs +66 (0) 2203 4381-2

Department of Consular Affairs +66 (0) 23833402-4

Airports of Thailand Plc call center +66 (0) 2132 9996-7

Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (city bus service) Call Centre 1348

State Railway of Thailand Call Centre 1690

Transport Co., Ltd., (inter-provincial bus service) Call Centre 1490

Thai Airways International (THAI) Call Centre +66 (0) 2356 1111

Bangkok Airways Reservation Centre 1771

MRT Customer Relations Center +66 (0) 2624 5200

Emergency Call 1646, 1669