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Travel Ban for Thailand

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Travel Ban for Thailand

Hi,

Wonder if anyone can recall how long the previous travel ban to Thailand issued by the U.K. F.O. lasted, weeks Months. just wondering how often it is reviewed

Thanks

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1. Re: Travel Ban for Thailand

There is no ban to travel they just advise against it!

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Oh Dear, Rich5, the warning is a good as a travel ban

By the FCO advising that UK citizen only make essential travel that means that we should not travel for anything other than essential travel. Holidays is not deemed as essential travel. You may find that your insurance is null and void if you travel!!

From the FCO website

There is a high threat from terrorism throughout Thailand. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. You should exercise caution at all times.

We advise against all but essential travel to the whole of Thailand in light of ongoing political demonstrations and outbreaks of violence throughout the country. This advice does not apply to passengers transiting Bangkok airport on their way to foreign destinations.

This does not say, travel if you feel like it, but we advise you not to. It says they advise against all but essential travel . . . . . . .

Be sensible about your safety.

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what do you mean oh dear???? Its a fact that people are not banned from going to Thailand!! Whether you are insured or not has nothing to do with the fact that advisories are out not to travel but no-one is banned from going.......... A ban would mean no-one is allowed to go.

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No one is banned from going anywhere. We live in a free country the government can only advise we do or don't do something. The choice on what to do is ours. The UK government does not ban travel.

Put it into context, Kabal in Afghanistan also has a all but essential travel warning as well . . . . whilst most of Afghanistan is advice against travelling, and the volitile country of Sudan also has an advise against all travel and all but essential travel to areas in Sudan.

If you are not insured because you travelled, and there is volanic ash, heaven forbid, you are not covered, or if you break a leg you are not covered, or you have your money stolen you are not covered, or you lose your camera you are not covered, . . . . . . . The insurance companies look at the FCO warnings and decide if you are covered or not should you decide to travel against the advise - you need to seek advise from your insurance provider as well.

The government it trying to protect UK citizens for being in situations that would mean they have to find us, help us and get us back home.

Whether we as individuals agree with the advise or not, the insurance companies are considering it and making decisions for us . . .

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"... they have to find us, help us and get us back home."

Good luck with that!

In most cases of "need", you'll find that most embassies are little more than business liaisons.

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The FCO website is asking all Uk nationals to register with them that they are in thailand on the locate button, clearly they are very worried.

I see many airlines have cancelled this weekend and over the next few days flights in BKK.

If there not flying in , that says it all.

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The FCO website is asking all Uk nationals to register with them that they are in thailand on the locate button, clearly they are very worried.

I see many airlines have cancelled this weekend and over the next few days flights in BKK.

If there not flying in , that says it all.

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