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Bangkok travel notice issued to S'poreans

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a travel notice for Thailand in view of the state of emergency that has been imposed for 60 days starting Wednesday.

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a travel notice for Thailand in view of the state of emergency that has been imposed on Bangkok and surrounding areas for 60 days starting Wednesday.

MFA said Singaporeans who wish to travel to Bangkok during this period should avoid large gatherings, protest marches, protest sites and their vicinity during the day and especially at night.

The ministry stressed that even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence without warning.

It added that traffic disruptions, blockages and delays can be expected to be severe.

MFA advises Singaporeans in Bangkok to monitor local news and developments closely.

They should take all necessary precautions for personal safety and purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance.

Singaporeans are encouraged to eRegister with MFA at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg.

Those who are in need of consular assistance while in Bangkok may contact the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok or the 24-hour Duty Office. 

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