Thailand remains under martial law, which was imposed on 20 May 2014. Martial law gives the military expanded authority to take action it deems necessary to enforce law and order, including to restrict movement, impose curfews and introduce other security measures. The military has announced that martial law will be in place for as long as the military considers it necessary. The curfew which was imposed after the military seized power on 22 May has been lifted throughout the country. However, the military retains the right to impose a curfew as it deems necessary.
There have been protests against the military in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and more protests cannot be ruled out. Such protests could turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Singaporeans should avoid large gatherings, as well as all protests and their vicinity. As the situation is evolving, Singaporeans should monitor local news and developments closely and follow the instructions of local authorities. New instructions could be announced at any time.
Singaporeans who are travelling to Thailand should exercise a high degree of caution and take all necessary precautions for personal safety, including purchasing comprehensive travel and medical insurance. In addition, Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ so that we may contact you should the need arise. Singaporeans who are in need of consular assistance while in Thailand may contact our Embassy in Bangkok or the 24 hr MFA Duty Office at:
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Thailand
129 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Tel: 001-66-(2) 286-2111 or 001-66-(81) 844-3580 (24-hours)
Fax: 001-66-(2) 287-2578
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855