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Cyprus Foreign Ministry revises travel advice for Thailand

27 May, 2014

Cyprus' Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a revised travel advice for Thailand.

Cypriot citizens who are permanent residents or intend to travel to Thailand, are advised "to avoid all but essential travel to the country”.
It further adds that following the events of the 22nd of May 2014 in Thailand, the army has imposed martial law while a curfew is in place between 22:00 and 5:00 and banned political gatherings.
With regard to the above it explains that the curfew does not apply to people travelling to or from airport and that the military has arrested some participants for failing to comply with orders to cease protest activity.

The Cypriot ministry warns that “there is an increased military presence in the capital Bangkok and the surrounding provinces, including in areas frequented by tourists”.
“The security situation in the country remains volatile and Cypriot citizens who are visiting or intend to travel to Thailand are advised to limit their movement, avoid areas of mass gatherings, monitor news reports (international and local) for any developments, and follow the instructions of the local Authorities”, it adds in its travel advice.

In case of emergency, Cypriot citizens can contact the Duty Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on +35 7 99660129, or the Crisis Management Department at the MFA on +35 7 22801000 or the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in New Delhi, India (D64, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021, ΙΝDΙΑ, Tel. (+91 11) 26111156/57, Email: delhihc@mfa.gov.cy).