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Phuket update: US lifts terror alert

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PHUKET: Good news for the Phuket tourism industry has come with the US warning of a possible terrorist threat in Bangkok having been removed from its website, where it had been on the main page.

The warning was replaced with a more general alert for East Asia. The new warning does not name any specific countries or places, but 14 other countries still have either travel advisories or alerts for Thailand.

Thani Thongphakdi, Director-General of the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Information, described the removal as a positive development.

Austria, Norway and Brazil have also revised travel advisories and alerts for Thailand in a positive way, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

The Ministry has asked the remaining countries to reconsider their travel advisories based on the current situation in Thailand and the Thai government’s handling of the matter.

 

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