• Thai Curfew: Extended Curfew

    This warden message alerts U.S. citizens traveling to and residing in Thailand that the Royal Thai Government through the Center for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) has announced that it will impose a shortened curfew for at least one more day and will evaluate the need to extend the curfew on a day-to-day basis. To find out if the Royal Thai Government has extended the curfew, please refer to local media and our website. We will not send out another email warden message solely regarding the curfew, but will update this message on our website.

    The curfew is in place tonight, Sunday, May 23 from 11:00pm to 5:00am. This curfew applies to the Bangkok metropolitan area and to the Thai provinces listed below. Royal Thai Government officials may change this list after this Warden Message is sent out, so please refer to media or local officials for the latest information. Reports indicate that troops have authority to shoot on sight in response to acts of inciting unrest. American citizens should maintain a low profile and refrain from nighttime outside activity until the situation improves.

    If you will be flying out of Bangkok in the next several days, we recommend that you leave for the airport well in advance of the curfew hours. If you are arriving at a Bangkok airport during curfew hours, we recommend that you stay at the airport until after curfew hours. Reports indicate that Airports of Thailand (AOT) may coordinate transportation for passengers from Suvarnabhumi Airport to a few central locations in Bangkok during curfew hours. However, they are evaluating providing this service on a day-to-day basis. Passengers may not be able to find any transportation from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok during curfew hours and may need to wait until after curfew hours to go to Bangkok.

    The U.S. Embassy, including visa operations, will be closed Monday, May 24. We will reopen all operations, including all consular services, on Tuesday, May 25. On Monday, May 24, American Citizen Services (ACS) will be at our temporary location at the Westin Grand Sukhumvit.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Thai Curfew: "Shoot on sight" orders started by doc View original post
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