Update on the current political situation in Thailand - 14 June 2014
A coup d'etat has been imposed by the Thai Army on the 22nd May 2014 following an effort to restore and maintain peace and order as well as the public welfare and security. The first announcement of a national curfew was the 22nd May 2014. There has not been any effect on those in airport transits and no reports of interruption in tourist activities. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) on Tuesday evening (2 June) have lifted the curfew in Koh Samui, Phuket and Pattaya. Weeks after, a few provinces have been cleared from curfew. On Friday, 13 June 2014, the end of the national curfew has been announced. More can be read at, http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/415205/curfew-lifted-across-thailand Koh Samui remained and continues to be peaceful and an ideal tourist destination. We will continue to provide updates as we closely monitor the situation.
Mr. Sugree Sithivanich, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications of the TAT said, "Its business as usual in Thailand. All tourist attractions and services, as well as airports, throughout Thailand are open and operating normally. TAT is working very closely with all the concerned public and private sectors to ensure that visitors are in no way inconvenienced and can continue to enjoy the exciting offerings of Amazing Thailand." according to FTN News.
Travellers who wish to avoid Bangkok can avail of the direct flights to Koh Samui via Bangkok Airways. There are daily flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Subang and Penang.
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