Advice for British citizens
PHUKET: Amid increased tensions this morning at Bangkok’s two airports, both under seige and rendered inoperable by PAD protesters since Tuesday, the British Embassy has called for publication of the following information:
“For any British Citizens requiring assistance or advice, please telephone the British Embassy in Bangkok, 02 – 3058333, or, in case of extreme emergency, the British Honorary Councilor in Phuket, Mr Martin Carpenter MBE, on 089-8749080. For information regarding travel advisories, please refer to the British Embassy website https://ukinthailand.fco.gov.uk/en“.
Nearly 100,000 passengers have missed flights since the airports were shut down 3 days ago, and it is estimated that the total could grow to 300,000 before the two facilities are back in operation.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports is setting up an emergency center to assist stranded travelers. Further details will be advised here later today.
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