Updated on 4 March 2014
The anti-government Bangkok Shutdown campaign has now ended, and so roads in central Bangkok at Pathumwan, Ratchaprasong, Asoke and Silom intersections are now open again.
However demonstrations continue in certain locations in central Bangkok – inside Lumpini Park on Rama IV Road, the Government Complex at Chaeng Wattana Road, Ratchadamnoen Avenue near the Democracy Monument and Phitsanulok Road near Government House – and there is a possibility of marches in different locations around the city from time to time. Therefore visitors are advised to be vigilant and avoid the demonstration areas, as well as areas where crowds may gather, for their own safety and security. Visitors are also advised to monitor local news and social media for developments.
In the meantime, Bangkok remains under a state of emergency following the Civil Court’s ruling on 19 February 2014 that the caretaker government has the authority to enforce to maintain peace and order, but must not use violence on anti-government demonstrators or break up a peaceful demonstration. The state of emergency decree currently covers Bangkok and some parts of nearby provinces (Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan) only and not any other destinations in Thailand, but there is currently no curfew in place in Bangkok or any other parts of Thailand. Local residents and international visitors can continue to travel within Bangkok and other destinations in the country as usual.
All shops and businesses, including banks, are open and operating as normal - however, shopping venues located in rally areas may change their opening hours, so guests are advised to check with the Concierge before venturing out.
All airports in Bangkok and throughout Thailand are open and operating as normal. However guests with flights departing from Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang International Airports are advised to allocate at least four hours prior to their scheduled flight departure time and to check the flight status prior to travelling.
Additionally, guests are recommended to check with their respective embassy, as countries vary in issuing travel advisories.