Hi all, we are scheduled to land in Krabi on the 9th April and we were going to travel around some islands of the Andaman Coast for a week afterwards. Is it going to be worth it, is the damage going to extend for a week to come and beyond? Or should we change our flights to land in Bangkok in the meantime? It's hard to know as the media only portrays the worst, but then again, the worst could be a fair representation in this case. Please help, need to change flights asap if this is the case!
Have to admit, it is pretty bad. All 14 provinces in Southern Thailand have been drastically affected by the floods. Thousands of people are stranded, millions of people affected. Phone lines are down in some areas, train lines are crippled. Entire roads have been completely demolished, cutting off access to food and supplies.
They even needed to bring in the Navy to help!
People are desperate to leave certain areas in Southern Thailand, so it's safe to say that it's highly inadvisable to venture in there at the moment.
The damage has been heavy, and the reparations will take a matter of weeks and months, not days.
Aside from the inconvenience is the direct danger you face by putting yourself in the situation. At least 16 people have died as a result of the floods and mudslides - with scores injured. While the weather has calmed down a bit more, it's just not worth visiting at the present time.
Jesse - TID PLACES about 7 years ago
Hi Jenni, what you will need to do is get written confirmation from your airline that they will not change the destination of the original flight - this will help strengthen any insurance claim you make. In the meantime, contact the help line at Mondial Assistance on 1300 728 025 and explain your circumstances - they will tell you what you need to do further.
Jesse about 7 years ago