As per the Tourism Authority of Thailand;
- A joint taskforce of police and military personnel acting under the direction of the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) has completed its security sweep to clear all areas previously occupied by the protesters.
- The BMA kicked off its “Big Cleaning Day” campaign on Sunday 23 May as a first step in the BMA’s rehabilitation plan for Bangkok. These efforts will continue on Monday 24 May. The BMA will also be hosting a merit-making ceremony for the city in the Ratchaprasong area at 06.00 hrs on Wednesday 26 May.
- Mass transportation services have also resumed. Public bus services were back in operation on 21 May. The elevated BTS Skytrain and the MRT Subway system resumed service on Sunday 23 May.
The BTS Skytrain will provide limited service from 08.00 – 21.00 hrs at all stations except Ratchadamri, while the MRT Subway has resumed service at all stations from 08.00 – 21.00 hrs.
Normal BTS and MRT service (from 06.00 hrs to midnight) will resume when the curfew is lifted.
- All international and domestic airports around Thailand have not been in any way affected by the political developments of the past week or past two months. Both city airports, Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, have been operating as normal throughout. All other international and domestic airports in Thailand remain fully operational. There has been no interruption in service.
- With the exception of Zen, CentralWorld, Isetan and Big C Rajdamri, all other department stores and shopping malls in Bangkok and around Thailand have not been affected.
- The curfew in Bangkok and the provinces covered by the Emergency Decree* will remain in place for 24 May 2010 (Monday) with the curfew time adjusted to 23.00 hrs – 04.00 hrs. The CRES decision on whether to extend the curfew will be made on a day-by-day basis.
- The lifting of the curfew in Pattaya on Saturday night, 22 May, was warmly welcomed by business operators, visitors and local residents.