Thailand: Protests in Bangkok: Airport closure
Thailand: Protests in Bangkok: Airport
November 2008, 15:58 NZDT
On 25 and 26 November, there were large scale political demonstrations and related incidents resulting in fatalities and injuries in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang domestic airport are closed to all flights. Airports elsewhere remain open.
New Zealanders should avoid all political rallies, protests and demonstrations as there remains the possibility of further violence.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is advising travellers to keep in touch with their airlines or travel agents, and monitor developments via the media.
New Zealanders, if they can, may wish to defer their travel to Thailand until the situation is clarified.
New Zealanders affected by the demonstrations and airport closure are encouraged to make contact with friends and family in New Zealand, to allay any concerns.