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Thailand Reduces Curfew Hours

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Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) announced on Tuesday evening that from today (28/5), the curfew hours will be shortened from 22:00 - 05:00 to 00:00 - 04:00.

While it is not entirely clear what purpose the curfew serves, the shortened hours will not only make travelling to and from airports much easier, but should return a sense of normality to the lives and businesses of those in Thailand.

The curfew still applies to everyone in Thailand, including tourists, and will take place nightly across the whole country until further notice.

Exceptions to the curfew will be allowed for travellers that need to leave or arrive in the country through airports, along with select groups of workers that are needed for night shifts, such as those in the aviation, hospital sectors etc.

While most shops and malls will now resume their normal operating hours, public transport, restaurants and bars are all expected to close between 23:00 and 00:00 to give their staff enough time to close shop and get home before the curfew begins.

Travellers should give themselves plenty of time to travel to or from the airport, make copies of emergency numbers, and prepare all necessary documents in case they are asked for them at a military or police check-point.

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