The Government of Canada has issued a travel advisory for Thailand following a series of bombings in the capital city of Bangkok.

This advisory warns Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand due to ongoing political tensions and sporadic demonstrations in Bangkok and elsewhere in the country.”

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Six bombs exploded at three locations in Bangkok on Friday, August 2nd as the city hosted the ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nations) summit.

The explosions occurred at three locations:

  • near the Government Complex off of Chaeng Wattana Road
  • near the Chong Nonsi BTS station
  • on Rama IX Road Subsoi 57/1

The Canadian government also advises travellers against visiting southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Yala due to unpredictable bouts of violence.