Government travel advice for Thailand

Media release

28 February 2014

The Australian Government is urging Australians travelling to Thailand to exercise a high degree of caution in the wake of violence in the capital Bangkok.

The Government has reissued its advice to Australians in the country to avoid all polling places, political rallies and protest activities and processions through Bangkok, as well as large-scale public gatherings, due to the risk of further violence.

This includes streets near protest locations that have been closed to vehicles and converted into outdoor markets.

Thailand has the Australian Government's support as it tries to find ways to settle its political difficulties.

All travel advisories are kept under close review by the Government. I reiterate Australians travelling to Thailand or anywhere overseas should familiarise themselves with the travel advice on my department's website http://smartraveller.gov.au and registering their details on the Smartraveller before departure.

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