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Canada issues travel advisory for Thailand after bombings in Bangkok


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.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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