Martial law declared in Thailand – were planning on honeymooning there

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

As long as you avoid protest areas and use common sense I think you’ll be just fine. I honestly think it’s no more dangerous than traveling in the US- just avoid the dodgy areas!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

As far as civil unrest goes, what’s happening in Thailand is comparatively mild and of very little consequence to foreign travelers. (It’s really important from a humanitarian perspective and everyone needs to ask themselves how they feel about supporting that government with your travel fees, versus supporting local tourism providers, etc it’s all kind of complicated. But you should be fine unless things get MUCH much worse.)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

kimmo416:  (Excuse my ignorance) But what exactly is this marital law? i haven’t heard about it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

kimmo416:  Ah okay thank you for the clarity! If the US embassy isn’t stating US residents should avoid Thailand that’s a good sign, you should be fine unless things get worse as Rachel85 said. Just stay alert and on top of any new activity that develops. Do you have any backup honeymoon locations you would want to go to?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

 

kimmo416:  FI and I are also planning on more thank likely honeymooning there as well. We have heard about the civil unrest, but as already mentioned, the US Embassy isn’t necessarily saying to not travel there- just to avoid certain areas in Bankok. Exciting to hear that you’re going there as well- I’d love to hear about your plans while there!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We have our honeymoon booked for Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Lanta) for September lol I was a little worried also! But I think it’ll be fine 🙂 I’d book it and make sure you’re insured for this sort of thing 

Post # 9
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Newbee

My mom was there earlier this year when the demostrations that led up to martial law being declared were happening. She said Bangkok was a little scary because you could walk to lunch, and on the way back, an hour later large crowds gathered & were violent. 

BUT- she felt totally safe everywhere else in the country. In fact she is returning for another vacation of 3 weeks and leaving tomorrow. She’s only concerned with getting in and out of Bankok as quickly as possible.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  ElsaGenevieve.
Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You should still go. I have family that lives in Bangkok and they’ve been fine during all this. We are visiting in September for 3 weeks and they wouldn’t want us to come if they felt we would be in any danger. We’re also not planning on spending too much time in the capital anyway.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

kimmo416:  I am worried about my cousin who is currently there. Him and his partner went through an agency to adopt twins from there. He has been there & he has been there since the beginning of May through June 2nd.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

There’s been civil unrest off-and-on in Thailand for the last 70 years, so I wouldn’t hold my breathe for a safe time to go.  If it’s somewhere you really want to visit, now is probably just as safe as next year.  I wouldn’t worry if you’re with a guided tour group- surely they have some sort of cancellation policy if they can’t conduct the tour?    

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