State of Emergency Declared in Bangkok

The Prime Minister of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva, declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding provinces on April 7. This is the fourth state of emergency declared since 2008.

While the government's power has increased, the affect on the average tourist will be minimal. All depends on how the government will enforce the decree, which is unclear at the moment. In the meantime tourists are advised to take extreme caution, avoid demonstrations and getting involved in political debate. Try to avoid wearing red or yellow shirts, which are colors of protest groups.

If you feel unsafe traveling to Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Krabi, Koh Lanta, Samui and Phuket are great alternatives.

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