Which Thai travel restrictions are in place?
Travel restrictions have been imposed in Thailand, and many travellers are reporting difficulty getting in or out of the country.
Some travel restrictions have already been lifted, while others have not.
Thailand has some of the strictest travel restrictions in the world, and you can check the current list of travel restrictions here.
Thai Airways says flights from Bangkok to Bangkok and beyond are now only allowed between the following cities and cities:Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Oslo, Oslo-Vilnius, Stockholm, and Stockholm-Malmo.
A flight from Bangkok will only be allowed between Bangkok and Pattaya.
There is no way to get on or off Thai Airways flights without a Thai passport.
You cannot buy food or drinks from Thai restaurants without a valid Thai passport, but you can still buy things such as food and drink at the airport.
The airline has issued travel warnings for people with allergies to many foods and drinks, including:Soup and rice are banned, although you can eat rice.
Thats probably why we were worried that we’d be spending the night at a Thai airport!
The ban on drinking and eating at Thai restaurants has also been lifted.
Threat of being turned awayFrom Bangkok to Pattaya and back again?
The Thai government has issued a warning to travellers who want to travel to Thailand without a passport, saying the restrictions can cause trouble.
“Thailand is a popular tourist destination and travellers will find it difficult to get in and out of Bangkok,” Thai Tourism Minister Wirathai Srivaddhanaprabha said.
“To avoid problems and to avoid disruption, we have issued a travel warning to all travellers who wish to travel with a valid passport.”
Thai Air said the restrictions do not apply to Thai nationals who are visiting family members or friends.
The Thai Air ban on eating and drinking at Thai Restaurants was lifted on Wednesday, although the airline is still banning food from restaurants.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused,” Thai Air said in a statement.
“Restaurants will be open and restaurants will be safe to eat and drink in.
We ask that travellers to check with Thai Airways if they want to eat or drink at Thai restaurant.”
Thailand’s Foreign Minister Phnom Penh has also expressed regret for the restrictions.
“I am deeply disappointed in the Thai Government’s decision to ban restaurants from Thailand.
I will not tolerate any interference by Thai authorities in the domestic affairs of other countries,” Phnom said in statement.
Thongsakorn said he and his family had been unable to make it to Pattay because the Thai authorities have banned all Thai citizens from travelling to Thailand.
He said he will now wait for Thai Airways to come and pick him up in Pattaya, and to then go to Bangkok.
“They won’t let me through, so I’m waiting for Thai Airlines to come,” he said.
Thais’ new Thai President Prayuth Chan-ocha has also apologised for the ban on food and drinking in Thai restaurants.
He has also promised to open Thai Airlines up to the world’s best tourists.
“It’s very important to open Thailand to all visitors and also to tourists, so we should allow everyone the opportunity to come to Thailand,” he told the AFP news agency.
“As a Thai citizen, I have been invited to visit my country.
I’m happy to visit.
But if you come to my country to visit, I’m sorry, but I won’t allow you in.”
Thais are being told to stay away from places that could cause trouble, such as hotels and malls.
Thaksin’s government has warned that if the ban is lifted, “thousands of people will be killed in the next few days.”
Thats what happened to a couple of my friends, they died, I think they died from their hunger, and I think its all their fault, he added.
I’m not really going to talk about this anymore, he said, but he does understand what I’m saying.
The Thai Government has not said when it will lift the ban, and Thai Airlines said it does not have any comment on the matter.