Don't buy ivory in Thailand, visitors warned
Foreigners visiting Thailand have been advised not to buy elephant tusks or any ivory product, even a piece as small as an earring or bracelet.
Offenders might face arrest in Thailand or at home if they take any tusk or ivory product outside the Kingdom.
This strong measure has been implemented under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in order to stamp out the international ivory trade.
"You would be arrested at the airport in Thailand or in your original country if we find you are trying to carry ivory products outside the Kingdom," Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP)’s deputy director general Theerapat Prayurasiddhi vowed said.