Tourists to take precautions as necessary when in outdoor area in the Thai capital and its surrounding provinces
January 31, 2019 4553 views
Bangkok, 31 January, 2019 (17.00 Hrs.) – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is providing a further update regarding air quality concerns in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces.
Thailand’s air quality and situation reports
Tourists can monitor the overall air quality of Thailand provided daily by the Pollution Control Department, Ministry of Public Health, by log on to the website (link) or download the mobile application “Air4Thai” on App Store (link) or Google Play (link).
Thailand’s tourism and transport services
All tourism-related services in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces as well as all destinations across Thailand are operating as usual.
These include ongoing tourism activities and services in beach resort destinations especially in the South; such as, Phuket, Krabi and Trang, and in the East, such as Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat. Meanwhile the overall weather situation of northern Thai destinations; such as, Chiang Rai, Nan and Sukhothai is moderate.
All events and festivals remain as scheduled, including the TAT’s Chinese New Year 2019 celebrations planned in Bangkok at Siam Square (4 to 6 February) and Yaowarat Road (5-6 February), Chiang Mai at Maya Lifestyle Shopping Centre (5 to 6 February), and Phuket at Central Phuket Floresta (5 to 6 February).
The Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok (ATM) 2019 on 3 February (as of 31 January 2019) is also still on schedule, for further update please visit the official website.
All transport services, including air, rail, road and water transport are also operating as usual. All airports as well as all domestic and international flights are operating as usual.
Thailand’s measures to tackle the problem and TAT’s actions
The Royal Thai Government and all authorities involved are putting the utmost afford on working to tackle the problem and minimise the impact of the smog on visitors from abroad as well as residents.