Announcement

Change of travel advice for Thailand

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We advise against all travel to the city of Bangkok.

The Foreign Office is now advising against all travel to the city of Bangkok in view of the highly uncertain security situation and the currently unpredictable violence across the Thai capital. We judge that the risk to the safety of British nationals has increased and have amended our travel advice accordingly.

There have been violent incidents in a number of locations across Bangkok today. A curfew has been imposed in Bangkok and in 23 other provinces. British nationals already in Bangkok should stay indoors and monitor FCO Travel Advice and the media. The advice against all travel to Bangkok does not apply to travellers transiting the airport en route to other destinations, either internationally or within Thailand.

We have also decided to advise against all but essential travel to Chiang Mai due to the worsening security situation there.

We continue to advise against all travel to the Preah Vihear temple area and advise against all but essential travel to the far southern provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla.