Added 14th October 2017 - Current 17th March 2019
Roadworks to/from central Bangkok to Don Mueang airport (DMK)
There are two airports in Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is the city’s main international airport. Don Mueang Airport (DMK) handles mainly domestic and regional flights. Due to roadworks causing congestion on the route from central Bangkok to Don Mueang airport, the Thai Immigration Bureau have advised travellers to allow more time than usual, around 3 hours, to reach the airport; the roadworks are estimated to last until September 2018.
Smoking ban on beaches
Thailand is introducing a smoking ban on beaches across the country with those caught violating the law facing up to a year in prison or a possible fine of up to 100,000 baht (USD3,000; GBP2,280;AUD3850).
The ban, effective from the 1st of November 2017, will apply to up to 20 popular beaches across Thailand, including Patong beach in the southern city of Phuket, the eastern city of Pattaya and Hua Hin and Cha Am south of the capital. More beaches may be added.
There will be designated areas for smoking on each beach away from the sea.
Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhl
Some Governments advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border.
Please follow the travel advice of your Government:
STA Travel are monitoring this situation and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.
Anyone with concerns about travel in this area should contact their Booking Store for advice.