Page: After fierce fighting in recent weeks, the central area of Bangkok , capital of Thailand , is slowly returning to a normal situation. Public services such as buses and subways have resumed normal operation, as well as government offices, businesses, and banking. Even the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has resumed normal operations. No airport international and domestic Thailand has been in any way affected by the political developments of the past few weeks. Both the capital's airports, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang, have always operated normally, without ever having halted operations. Even the hotels in the area most affected, Ratchaprasong, gradually began to reopen, starting Sunday, May 23.
The other areas of Bangkok and other provinces of Thailand have not been affected by the fighting in any way. Department stores and shopping malls in Bangkok - with the exception of Zen, Centralworld, Isetan and Big Rajdamri - and all of Thailand have continued their activities as usual.
The priority of the Government of Thailand, at the moment, is to ensure maximum public safety. In this regard remains in force until a new date to be determined and in accordance with decisions taken day by day, the emergency decree in Bangkok and 23 other provinces, with an invitation for tourists to be vigilant following the developments of the news, exercising extreme caution, however, and thus avoiding the areas which may still be at risk.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand Tourism Intelligence Unit and Crisis Communication Centre (TIC) remains in activities such operations center to coordinate all security operations,
as well as the Call Centre set up to provide information, to the number 1672. TAT recommends that you use this number to get tourist assistance and the number 1155, the Tourist Police Hotline to get information in real time on the roads to avoid. TAT met yesterday with representatives of trade associations related to tourism in Thailand , to discuss and develop plans of action, proposing a number of initiatives in support of the various sectors of the tourism industry in Thailand.
The next update and thanks for your attention.
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