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