The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued travel advice for residents heading to Thailand, warning against travel in certain areas in the country where there is a risk of outbreaks of fighting.
The Chief of the Thai Army declared martial law across the whole of Thailand on May 20, a fact that enables security forces to impose a curfew, arrest suspects without charges, censor the media, ban political rallies and restrict access to specific areas.
According to the foreign ministry “there is increased military presence in Bangkok and neighbouring provinces. In the capital Bangkok and the surrounding regions there is intense military activity”.
The ministry said the situation is evolving and advises Cypriot citizens who are in or intend to travel to Thailand to monitor news reports (international and local) for any developments, and follow the instructions of the local authorities.