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New advice from the FCO for Thailand travellers

Friday 28th October 2011

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its advice to people travelling in Thailand, the latest information now advises against all but essential travel to Bangkok and all the 26 provinces that have been affected by the recent flooding.

The affected areas include those in the north, central, northeast and eastern areas of the country.  Flooding in the capital is expected to last for several more days, and foreign visitors already in the affected areas should act with caution and follow all the advice from the local authorities.  The Government has announced a public holiday in the region, so some services may not be available between 27th and 31st October

Suvarnabhumi international airport is still operating and can be accessed through Bangkok.  However, the domestic airport, Don Muang, has remained closed since 25th October.  Contact you flight operator for further details.

The Tourist destinations of Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket, and Koh Samui and not affected.

Full information can be found on The Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.