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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Thailand - Safe Travel

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There is an extreme risk to your security in the southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani and Songkhla due to ongoing politically-motivated and criminal violence, which occurs on an almost daily basis. We advise against all travel to these provinces. The Thai Government has warned tourists not to travel to these areas.

There is some risk to your security elsewhere in Thailand due to the potential for civil unrest and threat of terrorism and we advise caution.

Political Tension/Civil unrestThe political situation in Thailand continues to be unpredictable. On 22 May 2014, the Thai military took control of the government in a coup and imposed martial law nationwide. On 1 April 2015, martial law was lifted across most of Thailand but replaced by other special measures which continue to allow the military expanded powers to enforce order.


Read on   ||  May 02, 2018   |||  - A Foreign Affairs release