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FCO advises against all but essential travel to Bangkok

27 October 2011 10:29

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising against all but essential travel to Bangkok and the 26 provinces in Thailand which are currently affected by widespread flooding.

The warning comes as a large volume of flood water is expected to reach Bangkok later this week, and is likely to disrupt transport, close tourist attractions and may affect electricity and water supplies.

The Government of Thailand has announced a public holiday in all flood affected areas, to run from 27th October-31st October and some services may be unavailable during this period.

At the moment, flights to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International airport and on to other destinations including Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket and Ko Samui, are operating as normal.

The advice to avoid all but essential travel does not include those transiting through Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport, although Don Muang domestic airport closed on 25th October due the effects of flooding.

Further information can be found on the FCO website and we will keep this page updated.


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