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16 countries now warn their citizens on travels to Thailand

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BANGKOK: -- The Tourism Authority of Thailand said today that 16 countries have now warned their people to avoid areas where protests are being held on their travels to Thailand.

However it said that these countries have not yet told their citizens not to travel to Thailand but just advise them to stay away from the areas where protests are held as there was possibility that large scale protest could break out.

The 16 countries are United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Australia, Israel, Brazil, Singapore, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, and Hungary.

According to UPI website, it quoted a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the United Kingdom as saying that the protest in Thailand since early this month tended to intensify and turn into violence.

Meanwhile New Zealand also retained warning to its citizens issued end of September saying the protest in Thailand could spread and turn violent, It advised its citizens to avoid any involvement in the protest or stay close to areas where protests are held.

Hong Kong also retained its yellow warning to its citizens signaling possibility of danger for travel to Thailand. It advised its citizens to monitor the situation in Thailand closely before their travels, and to keep away from areas where protests are held.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/16-countries-now-warn-citizens-travels-thailand-2/

--Thai PBS 2013-11-25

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As some one who has been involved in tourism here for the last 13 years Bangkok sightseeing, Grand palace etc. must be well and truly a damn big headache now ......ugh!

I am glad I am now retired and now live in the sticks in the south

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Few people from Western countries take notice of those advisories. They read/watch the news and make up their own minds.

Exactly, if you have a tour booked as a normal tourist or a P4P you just get out of bkk asap and go enjoy the rest that AMAZING Thailand has to offer.

Over charging, scams , assault, safe transport system etc etc w00t.gif

Most would not have insurance to cancel flights hotels etc and if you have saved up for a year??? would you cancel.

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''but just advise them to stay away from the areas where protests are held as there was possibility that large scale protest could break out.''

Yes indeed. People be warned....

These protests bring a lot of people together in the same place...

Lots of body heat there in addition to the hot weather....darn it.

Difficult already to try to keep the beer cold...

Stay home...

And to say that my home country is part of that... Well. beer easily keeps very cold in my country....whistling.gif

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The notice is for 2 different reasons.

1 it let's the Thai's know that Governments are starting to get concerned to the point that this is the first step towards recommending cancelling tours and flights. For people in Canada for instance it usually tells someone thinking of booking to be careful and not put to much money out until either their dates come up or the notice changes.

2. The second and most important is that as i have said before no one can say that they were not warned if something happens to them.

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Who cares, all they need is China, India & Russia.

Yup, and Chinese tourists down by 51% and the Russians threatening a boycot through their 5000 travel agencies.

Quick quick: make VISA available for free again !!! I need one in 15 days ...;-)

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This is great news for tourists...

They can enjoy a holiday elsewhere without getting a beating, conned for thousands of dollars or have your child stolen... thumbsup.gif

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Good advice for tourists.....stay well away. For those of us 'embedded' here...perhaps..'stay away, sit tight but carry-on as normal where possible' because we have seen it all before.

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