Im a Filipino, resident in Philippines. I already booked my ticket going to bangkok thailand on october. I am so worried with the issue of martial law, cause they said, filipinos are not allowed to enter thailand. Please help me, i dont know what to do. Thanks
I think martial will be over by that time..actually it is still safe to travel here in bangkok...
Hi maygan. I hope so too, but thanks for replying
Ur welcum!.. Hope u wl enjoy ur visit here!
Yes maygan for sure i will even no idea yet where to go and what to do alone
There are a lot of nice places u can visit here but if you have limited time, plan ahead ur itinerary bcos u might end up spending most of ur time on a bus/car..
Here’s the latest update on what’s happening in Thailand at the present time, FYI.
Thailand Political Situation – TCEB Update 11 June 2014, 17:00 hrs. (GMT+7):
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) announced the lifting of nighttime curfew in 17 provinces and 15 districts in three provinces with effective as of 10 June 2014.
The provinces are Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Tak, Rayong, Chanthaburi, Sukhothai, Mae Hong Son, Uttaradit, Phrae, Nan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Roi Et, Loei, Surin, Trang and Satun.
The 15 districts are Sadao and Mueang districts in Songkhla, six districts including Ko Kood in Trat and seven districts including Kaeng Krachan in Petchaburi.
The 20 areas joined the existing 10 major tourist destinations currently enjoying curfew-free, which are Phuket, Ko Samui, Pattaya City, Hua Hin, Cha-am, Krabi, Phang-nga, Hat Yai, Ko Chang and Ko Phangan (including Ko Tao).
Full report at http://bit.ly/1q5A1pw
A few comments on the current situation, 1 July 2014:
As an expat living and working in Thailand for the past quarter century, my attitude has certainly become more Thai in many respects: explaining how a coup could be seen as a positive development is one such cultural contradiction encountered in times such as these.
After months of increasing confrontation and violence on the streets, it became clear to many involved that extraordinary action needed to be taken before the situation deteriorated to a far worse state. Thus the military intervention on May 22nd was met with relief and even understanding by diverse elements of the population, despite the common regret that the political stalemate apparently needed to be resolved in such a manner.
Travelers and potential tourists living abroad are routinely exposed to what is often highly biased if not fearful perspectives on how life is on the ground throughout the Kingdom at this time. Although neither a political scientist nor a journalist, I can report on my experience of daily life in Thailand the past month, which is carrying on as normal. Work and travel throughout the country is unrestricted and functioning normally.
In short, Thailand is now safer for travel than it was before the coup, and the support and contributions that tourists make to the lives of many working people are important and most welcomed. Frankly, there’s probably no better time to visit Thailand than now: the heat has broken; the afternoon rains are typically short and refreshing; crowds are slim on the ground; and there are amazing deals and promotions to be had throughout the Kingdom. You are well-advised to seize the day, come, and enjoy your stay.
Ajap, thanks for your words. It relieved me im excited to see thailand in a couple of months