Various travel safety advisories have been issued by Western and East Asian governments on account of the recent street violence. At my other blog, Jotman.com, I post updates about the political situation in Thailand. If you watch where you go, I do not think Thailand is especially unsafe for tourists. However, there may be significant inconveniences associated with strikes. Possibly there will be more attempts to block aspects of the country's transportation system -- trains, airports, roads, etc.
Updated: 10:11am Wednesday
Here is the Thailand airport update (Bangkok Post):
- Thai Airways International, Thai AirAsia and Nok Air cancelled some flights out of Hat Yai where 500 protesters forced the airport to close again.
THAI cancelled two flights from Bangkok and Hat Yai due to the Hat Yai airport shutdown. The cancellations affected about 750 passengers, who were given refunds or allowed to change flights.
- International airlines operating through Suvarnabhumi Airport reported no cancellations or reductions, and normal passenger traffic flows. Security measures were upgraded. No sign of trouble was seen.
- Flight operations through Phuket and Krabi airports remained normal. Thai Airways flights were still operating according to schedules, no forced delays as threatened by TG union members.