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Australian Govt increases warning to highest level for Bangkok

Posted by somtam2000 on 19/5/2010 at 12:29 admin

The Australian Govt has just increased its warning for Bangkok (not including the airport) to Do not travel.

They define this as meaning:
"this level reflects the fact that we consider there to be an extremely dangerous security situation, perhaps a very high threat of terrorist attack, widespread armed conflict and/or dangerous levels of violent crime. If you are already in a destination where we advise you “Do not travel”, you should consider leaving unless you have compelling reasons to stay."

What it means, in practice, is that your travel insurance probably will not be valid while you're in Bangkok. Check with your insurer for specific details, but unless you have an extremely pressing reason to remain in Bangkok, I would leave.

You can read the full advice here:
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Thailand

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Posted by ZPeppiatt on 19/5/2010 at 22:59

UK have also now upgraded their warning to advise against "all travel to the city of Bangkok".

They are also now warning against "all but essential travel to the city of Chiang Mai."

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/asia-oceania/thailand

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Posted by hfergu on 20/5/2010 at 00:06

The Canadian government has also increased its warning from "avoid all non-essential travel to Bangkok" to "avoid ALL travel". The warning for all of Thailand is now to avoid all non-essential travel.

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