Useful tourist information and phone numbers for Tourists traveling to Thailand

Posted on April 27, 2010 – 00:00
Supporters of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra have

The government did stress measures Resulting from the declaration of the state of emergency in Bangkok and nearby provinces will not affect, ordinary people or foreign visitors. But, just to play safe, you can read more information thatwill help your trip go Easier and safer, below.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva informed the public of the Thai Cabinet's decision to declare a severe emergency situation.

TAT Thank you for this useful information.

The Declaration of a Severe Emergency Situation covers areas of Bangkok and Certain districts of five nearby provinces. As follow:

- Nonthaburi province
- The districts of Muang, Bang Phli, Phra Pradang, Phra Samut Chedi, Bang Sao Thong and Bang Boh in Samut Prakan province
- The districts of Thanyaburi, Lumkaew Lad, Sam Kok, Lam Luk Ka and Khlong Luang 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

Travel to all other parts of the kingdom has not been affected. Tourism activities in all other areas continue as normal. Tourism activities in all other areas of Bangkok and travel to all other parts of the kingdom have not been affected.

Both city airports (Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang) are operating as normal.
All other international and domestic airports in Thailand REMAIN fully operational.

To avoid traffic congestion, it is best to travel by BTS sky train or MRT underground train.

Useful phone numbers
Ministry of Tourism Aid Center: +66 (0) 2356-0720 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +66 (0) 2356-0720 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / +66 (0) 2356-0729 / 1414
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +66 (0) 2575-1023 / +66 (0) 2981-7225 / +66-88-022-1540 / +66-88-022-1541
ATTA (Association of Thai Travel Agents): +66 (0) 2134-4263
Tourism Authority of Thailand: +66 (0) 2652-8313-4
BTS skytrain hotline: +66 (0) 2617-6000
BTS skytrain Tourist Information Centre: +66 (0) 2617-7340
Bug1133 (ask anything): 1133
Ministry of Tourism and Sports: 1414
TAT Call Center: 1672
Tourist Police: 1155
General Insurance Association 1356
Suvarnabhumi International Airport: +66 (0) 2132-1888
Suvarnabhumi International Airport flight inquiries: +66 (0) 2132-0000 / +66 (0) 2132-9328-9
Don Mueang Airport: +66 (0) 2535-1669
Don Mueang Flight inquiries: +66 (0) 2535-1616
Chiang Mai International Airport: +66 (0) 5392-2100 / +66 (0) 5392-2444

Source: aonang-diving.com

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