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Update on the situation in Bangkok

At around 19:10 (local time) on Monday 17 August, a bomb exploded near the Erawan Shrine at Ratchaprasong intersection in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. The Thai authorities report that 20 people have been killed and 125 people are injured.
 
Since the explosion, the area surrounding the scene of accident has now been cordoned off, while technical investigations took place. On Wednesday at 08:00 (local time) the cordon was abolished, and the temple is again accessible for visitors.
 
Another bomb exploded on Tuesday 18 August on the bridge at the Bangkok Sathorn Pier near Chao Phraya River, which is also a popular tourist destinations in Bangkok. No casualties have been recorded. 
 
Travel advice for Thailand
There is a general risk of terrorism in Thailand, and travellers are encouraged to exercise caution, especially in areas where large crowds of people naturally gather and near governmental, police and military buildings. The safety level at public places, including airports may at times be increased.

As a traveller, you should

  • Avoid all non-essential movements in the central areas of Bangkok during the night between 17 and 18 August, especially near the Ratchaprasong intersection.
  • Carry photo identification when you move around the country and in the cities, as you may be asked to prove your identity according to Thai law.
  • Expect an increased presence of public authorities, e.g. police, minitary and traffic re-strictions in Bangkok around governmental installations and tourist attractions.
  • Expect increased security check of luggage in the airports.
  • Consider registering on the visitors list at the embassy.
Contact Thailand Tourist Police at +66 1155.
 
Contact Falck Global Assistance's emergency response centre at +45 7025 0405.
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