Canadian Travellers Are Currently Being Warned To "Avoid All Travel" To Parts Of Thailand
Canadians are advised not to travel to southern provinces of Thailand at this time.
Thailand is often a popular travel destination for Canadians throughout the summer. While many Canadians often enjoy their trips to this beautiful location, the Government of Canada is warning all residents to avoid all travel in certain parts of Thailand during this time due to multiple bombings and other violence in the country. The Government is asking all Canadians to cancel plans and leaving the area immediately if you are already in the country.
The Government of Canada has released a travel advisory for all Canadians on Friday in relation to explosions that occurred in Bangkok earlier this morning. Due to the ongoing political tensions and demonstrations that are currently occurring throughout Bangkok, the government is advising Canadians to avoid all travel throughout certain parts of Thailand.
The government states that an "avoid all travel" advisory is released when there is an extreme risk to travelers personal safety and security.
While this advisory does not limit travel to the entire country, Canada is asking travelers to avoid travel in southern provinces such as Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla, and Yala. If travellers are already in this area, the government is asking Canadians to leave the area immediately if it is safe to do so.
The Government of Canada states that this travel advisory has been issued after multiple explosions have been reported in three locations in Bangkok.
According to Fox News, four people have been injured after six bombs detonated during a high-level meeting at the annual meeting of foreign ministers. Yet, none of these bombings actually disrupting the meeting that had officials from America, China, and other Asia-Pacific countries.
These bombs went off in multiple different locations, including the Government Complex and near the Chong Nonsi BTS station.
The Government of Canada is asking that if any Canadians are currently in this area at the time to remain aware at all times and follow the advice of local authorities.
The Thai Prime Minister has told Fox News that there is currently an investigation underway due to these bombings and is urging the public not to panic during this time.