Australia reissues travel advice
The Australian Government today reissued travel advice for Thailand, following the invocation of the martial law. The following is the full statement.
"The Australian Government has been following events in Thailand closely, and with concern. We are seeking more details on the effect of the decision of the Royal Thai Army to impose martial law. The military has said that this not a coup and the caretaker Government remains in office.
"We encourage all parties to resolve their political differences through peaceful democratic processes. Australia hopes an election in which all parties agree to participate can be held as soon as practicable. Thailand has Australia's goodwill and support as it tries to find ways to settle its political difficulties.
"The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade today reviewed and reissued the travel advice for Thailand. Australians should familiarise themselves with this information, subscribe to receive regular updates and register their travel plans on www.smartraveller.gov.au.
"The Government closely monitors and regularly updates all travel advisories. Australians travelling to Thailand, or elsewhere overseas, should visit www.smartraveller.gov.au."