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1. Posted by vix (Inactive 31 posts) 12y

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Erm, anyone know what the situations like in thailand- Im meant to be flying to bangkok on wednesday morning! Is the airport open??

Any help would be much appreciated as it is impossible getting through to the travel agents!

Thanks vix

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

Bangkok was not impacted by the earthquake or tsunami and is open. Areas further south in Thailand have been greatly impacted, though.

3. Posted by vix (Inactive 31 posts) 12y

Cheers greg...

I eventually spoke to STA and apparently we can still travel to BK, although it looks like there will be little point travelling down to the south west! it must be awful for everyone down there.

By the way merry christmas everyone.


4. Posted by travelem (Full Member 117 posts) 12y

BKK airport isn't closed at all, they closed the Phuket airport. But the Phuket airport has been reopened.

5. Posted by mustangsrc (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Just spoke to my professor traveling from India to BKK and he said he got in ok. I am quite sure that the airport BKK is up and running, mainly the airport in/out of Phuket and other Andaman Sea cities were affected by this natural disaster..
Enjoy Thailand, Sawatdee Krup.

6. Posted by xueguochen (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y

has been reopened

7. Posted by Chada (Full Member 118 posts) 12y

It's safe here in Bangkok (where I am). We didn't even feel the shake. Actually, I know some people who live far away from the beaches in those provinces that got impacts. Some of them learned about the disaster just from TV. Tsunami impact swept only the area close to the beaches.

Other parts of Thailand are still fine. Lucky, this time of the year, most people prefer travelling north to see nice flowers and feel cool weather.

8. Posted by JimRL (Full Member 38 posts) 12y

Just in from Sky News, "You won't be able to travel to Sri Lanka and Thailand for at least 10 days"

9. Posted by vix (Inactive 31 posts) 12y

Thanks for everyone's replies.

The foreign office here says its fine to travel to my friend and I will be leaving the UK tomorrow morning! It is a shame we may not get to visit the south west coast but I am certain that we will find northern thailand/vietnam/cambodia equally beautiful and interesting. Does anyone in BK know whats going on, on new years eve by any chance?


10. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 12y

Quoting vix

Does anyone in BK know whats going on, on new years eve by any chance?

I read in the news that the Thai government is calling off all new year countdown celebrations.