Thailand's coup curfew: Airport passenger instructions

Saturday, 24 May 2014 By  NNT

BANGKOK, 22 May 2014 - A nationwide curfew is in operation from 10pm to 5am from tonight, the military authorities announced about 90 minutes after taking over Thailand in a coup today. 

The curfew will apply until further notice, deputy army spokesman Winthai Suwaree announced on national television on Thursday evening.

It is expected to create chaos for travelers arriving and leaving Thailand and will affect dozens of flights, because passengers are restricted in travelling to the airport after 10pm.

However, the airport’s service will continue as usual. Any passengers whose departure schedule is within the curfew hours should carry an itinerary and passport while traveling to the airport. For those passengers who travel by public transportation to the airport, the authority is asking you to prepare extra time, and to arrive at the airport early to avoid missing flights.

For agents and arriving passengers, all identity and passports must be provided to authorities. People who want to pick up passengers can submit documents to verify their purpose at the information counter,4th Floor, Gate 3 or at the Passenger arrival hall, 2nd floor Gate 3.

For those passengers who can not find any vehicle from the Airport to the city during the curfew hours, the airport will provide the CIP room on the 3rd floor, room 1-4.

For more information, please contact over :24 hours : Contact Center: 1722

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