Finns advised to avoid flooded areas in Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand

The Finnish Embassy in Bangkok has warned travellers in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos of rising flood waters. In some Thai provinces, foreign nationals are being ordered to contact local officials.

Some 30 of Thailand’s 77 provinces are suffering from the worst floods in five decades. Provinces in the north and central areas of the country are the most severely affected.

Floods are expected to peak in Bangkok next weekend. The Finnish Embassy in the city is encouraging those travelling to or currently in the country to exercise caution and follow local media, such as Bangkok Post and The Nation.

The flood situation is particularly critical in the following provinces: Sukhothai, Phitsanulok, Phichit, Lopburi and Ayuthaya. People in Nakhon Sawan province are already being evacuated.

Foreign nationals in Ayutthayan, Angthongin or Supanburin are requested to contact local officials.

In Cambodia, travellers are advised to follow local media and instructions given by local officials. In Laos, floods have washed out several roads, making travelling particularly hazardous.

 

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