Thailand:Widespread Unrest Prompts Travel Warnings Canada, US, UK
Civil unrest in Thailand has prompted travel warnings from the governments of Canada, US and United Kingdom and many more countries. The democracy of Thailand shows signs of unravelling and governments have urged the casual travellers to rethink their plans.
Canada's Warning to Its Citizens
For citizens already in Thailand they are urging extreme caution. Previously warnings were issued for specific areas of the country for non-essential travel. Today those warnings apply to Thailand as a whole.
The Department of Foreign Affairs upgraded an earlier travel advisory to the Kingdom of Thailand Wednesday to a full-blown travel warning, saying all non-essential travel to the politically unstable country should be avoided.
Demonstrators stormed the international airport at Bangkok on Tuesday ramping up the danger to foreign travellers.
Thai authorities Wednesday began evacuating some of the 3,000-plus travellers - many of them foreign tourists - trapped at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport since demonstrators stormed the terminal Tuesday.
Countries Issuing Travel Warnings for Thailand
- New Zealand