Bangkok Thailand-Royal Thai Army, the strongest military forces of the Kingdom of Thailand had enforced Martial Law, Tuesday morning, May 20, 2014 which is followed by their announcement of coup late today afternoon today. Below are the following tips and updates about the situation in Thailand.
Curfew hours is from 10PM until 5AM everyday.
All schools from all levels both private and government are closed for three days from tomorrow, May 23 until May 25.
Airport operation is still normal but mass and public train like BTS and MRT are shut down from 9PM onwards due to the curfew rule during the coup.
Public are advised to stay at home for safety and to avoid conflict coup would take.
Curfew rule would exclude those who are going out or coming in the country. Foreigners are protected and won’t have problem during military inspections most especially when travelling during curfew hours.
From: http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/411240/army-details-curfew-exemptions. View our policies at http://goo.gl/9HgTd and http://goo.gl/ou6Ip. © Post Publishing PCL. All rights reserved.
Non-Thai or Tourists are not advised to participate in any political rally or discussions. (Non of out business).
Always bring passport and/or working permit at all times while travelling in the country. Speak English if possible.
Have contact numbers of your embassy for faster communication. Have enough load in your mobile phone just in case you need during emergencies.
Philippine Embassy Thailand:
760 Sukhumvit Road corner Soi Philippines (Soi 30/1) Bangkok 10110,
Kingdom of Thailand
T: (+662) 259-0139/40 or (+662) 258-5401
Hotline (for emergency cases only): (+668) 99265954
E: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Fax: (+662) 259-2809
Photos of the Martial Law and Coup update in Thailand: http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/411257/