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Flooding in southern Thailand - travel advice change

We no longer advise against all but essential travel to the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Storms and heavy rainfall have caused flooding and damage along the southern coast of Thailand. Affected provinces include Krabi, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Surat Thani (including the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao), Phattalung, Chumphon, Trang and Satun. Electricity and communications are currently disrupted across the region. The situation is improving, but there may be shortages of food and water in some areas.

Nakhon Sri Thammarat airport is temporarily closed and flights are suspended due to runway flooding. Check with your airline or tour operator for updates before departure.

A landslide has caused destruction and a number of deaths in Khao Phanom. The airport and coastal resorts in Krabi have not been affected.

British nationals requiring urgent consular assistance should call 02 305 8333 (in Thailand).

British nationals should follow advice from local authorities, local news and our travel advice. You can also read the latest Thai Met office weather warnings.

Published 4 April 2011