Thailand Update- Added 13th October 2016- Updated 12th May 2017- Current 22nd May 2017
We were extremely saddened by news of the passing of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and the people of Thailand.
Following the announcement there is now an official period of mourning of one year from 14 October 2016.
Travellers are advised to respect the feelings and sensitivities of the Thai people at this time and to refrain from any behaviour that may be interpreted as festive, disrespectful or disorderly. Abide by local laws and respect Thai customs.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand encourages visitors to continue with their travel plans as normal, and has published recommendations about the mourning period.
Many 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:
We are closely monitoring the events in Thailand and updates will be added to this Travel Advice page.