NICOSIA- The Foreign Ministry on Monday advised citizens of Cyprus, who are permanent residents or intend to travel to Thailand, to avoid all travel in certain areas in the country, “where there is a risk of outbreaks of fighting.”
According to a ministry announcement: “On May 20, the Chief of the Thai Army declared martial law across the whole of Thailand. This enables security forces to impose a curfew, arrest suspects without charges, censor the media, ban political rallies and restrict access to specific areas. There is increased military presence in Bangkok and neighboring provinces. In the capital Bangkok and the surrounding regions there is intense military activity.”
The situation in the country is evolving, the announcement continued, and Cypriot citizens who are in or intend to travel to Thailand “are advised to monitor news reports (international and local) for any developments, and follow the instructions of the local Authorities.”
In case of emergency, Cypriot citizens can contact the Duty Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on +35 7 99660129, or the Crisis Management Department at the MFA on +35 7 22801000 or the High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in New Delhi, India (D64, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021, ΙΝDΙΑ, Tel. (+91 11) 26111156/57, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) the announcement said.