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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel

The Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. Prayut Chan-o-cha, revoked the Declaration of Severe Emergency Situation in Bangkok on Thursday 22nd October.  Therefore restrictions imposed under the Declaration have been lifted. 

As further protest and political rallies may occur over coming days, we continue to advise New Zealanders to avoid any protests, demonstrations, and large gatherings as they have the potential to become disorderly with little notice. 

New Zealanders in Thailand are also advised to exercise caution and monitor the media to stay informed of developments and comply with any instructions and restrictions issued by the local authorities. 

There are strong ‘lese majeste’ laws in place in Thailand. These laws make it a criminal offence to criticise or defame the monarchy in any form, including on social media. These laws are strictly enforced in Thailand and we strongly advise New Zealanders in Thailand to refrain from making any public statements and/or take actions on social media that breach Thai laws.

New Zealanders in Thailand requiring consular assistance can contact the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok on +66 2 254 2530 or e-mail or the MFAT consular emergency after-hours number on + 64 99 20 20 20. Read our full travel advisory here.

We encourage all New Zealanders living and travelling overseas to register with us on SafeTravel. This allows us to contact you in an emergency situation, send important travel information, or provide consular assistance while you are overseas.


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