THE NATION-WIDE NIGHTTIME CURFEW in place since May 22 was lifted Friday night. The announcement from the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), currently overseeing Thailand’s administration, has been welcomed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), as it marks a return to normality for the country’s tourism industry.
The nighttime curfew had already gradually been revoked in provinces and destinations popular with tourists, such as Pattaya, Phuket, Ko Samui, Krabi, Hua Hin, Cha-am and Phang-nga, ensuring that visitors to the kingdom would not be inconvenienced and would be free to sample Thailand’s many attractions.
The lifting of the nighttime curfew has been expected for some time as the situation in the country is calm and everyday life is going on as normal for tourists as well as local residents.
It is not expected that any further curfews will be imposed so visitors can continue to enjoy their days in the sun and taking in the sights of the temples, mountains and beaches, as well as treating themselves to the many fine-dining, nightlife, spa treatments and shopping for which Thailand is famous.
This nationwide lifting of the curfew is also good news for restaurants, entertainment venues and other tourism-related businesses, as well as Thailand’s tourism industry as a whole.