Wednesday, August 3, 2016
U.S. Issues Travel Warning for Americans in Thailand
Pattaya One News reports that The United States Embassy today issued a ‘security message’ to US nationals ahead of this weekend’s draft charter referendum in Thailand.
The message, posted on its website, warns travellers to avoid crowds, expect disruptions and to read to monitor Thai and international media.
‘Always avoid areas where there are protest events, large gatherings, or security operations.’ They said. ‘And follow any instructions and restrictions issued by the local authorities.’
The security alert noted that Thai officials have heightened powers during this time and the right to search anyone, including foreigners.