23 countries issue travel warning on Thailand

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra under pressure

Twenty-three countries have issued special travel advice urging citizens visiting Thailand to be cautious, the Bangkok Post reported. Thailand’s foreign ministry on November 26 unveiled a survey of 68 countries, of which 23 are warning travelers of the political protests in Thailand.

The countries that have issued travel advisory notices include the US, UK, France, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Singapore and China. Most of the countries have issued general warnings telling their citizens about ongoing political protests in Thailand, although a number have specified areas to be avoided, including the US which suggests Americans should be careful near government agencies. Brazil has cautioned its nationals against visiting the Grand Palace and areas surrounding protest rallies at Democracy Monument.

Protest spokesman Akanat Promphan said the rallies would not deter tourists from coming to Thailand since they are being help peacefully without weapons. He said protesters will not try to shut down Suvarnabhumi airport to force government out of office and called on other countries and international organisations including the United Nations to observe the protests.

Meanwhile, after protesters already occupied a number of key ministries including the Interior and the Foreign Ministry, on November 27 they marched to seize the Labour Ministry and the Social Development and Human Security Ministry. An arrest warrant has been issued for protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, of which observers say it will be difficult to enforce unless the government wants the protests to escalate.

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra under pressure

Twenty-three countries have issued special travel advice urging citizens visiting Thailand to be cautious, the Bangkok Post reported. Thailand’s foreign ministry on November 26 unveiled a survey of 68 countries, of which 23 are warning travelers of the political protests in Thailand.

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra under pressure

Twenty-three countries have issued special travel advice urging citizens visiting Thailand to be cautious, the Bangkok Post reported. Thailand’s foreign ministry on November 26 unveiled a survey of 68 countries, of which 23 are warning travelers of the political protests in Thailand.

The countries that have issued travel advisory notices include the US, UK, France, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil, Singapore and China. Most of the countries have issued general warnings telling their citizens about ongoing political protests in Thailand, although a number have specified areas to be avoided, including the US which suggests Americans should be careful near government agencies. Brazil has cautioned its nationals against visiting the Grand Palace and areas surrounding protest rallies at Democracy Monument.

Protest spokesman Akanat Promphan said the rallies would not deter tourists from coming to Thailand since they are being help peacefully without weapons. He said protesters will not try to shut down Suvarnabhumi airport to force government out of office and called on other countries and international organisations including the United Nations to observe the protests.

Meanwhile, after protesters already occupied a number of key ministries including the Interior and the Foreign Ministry, on November 27 they marched to seize the Labour Ministry and the Social Development and Human Security Ministry. An arrest warrant has been issued for protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, of which observers say it will be difficult to enforce unless the government wants the protests to escalate.

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