Sweden issues travel warning due to Bangkok demonstrations

According to Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichackchaikul, eight countries have already issued travel warnings to their people, urging them to avoid demonstration sites in Thailand. NNT reported. One of the countries are Sweden. 

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The Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichackchaikul said so far Sweden and seven other countries counting France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Israel, and Japan have already issued warnings to their people traveling in Thailand.

However, the ASEAN nations have not yet issued any warnings. The warning issued states that travelers, for their own safety, should try to avoid or not to pass through demonstration sites in the kingdom.

Furthermore, the Foreign Minister said in his capacity as the Foreign Minister of Thailand that he does not want to see the country’s tourism industry to be affected as now is the country’s high season, with festivities such as Loy Kratong and Christmas closing in.

He added that every group has the right to protest, however, they should consider the effects caused whether to the economy or the image of the country. He urged all sides to remain calm and let the senate do its job in deliberating the controversial amnesty bill.

Source: National News Bureau of Thailand.

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