Dutch government's travel advice for Thailand following a series of bombings on 11 and 12 August 2016 (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs) - Credit: Dutch government's travel advice for Thailand following a series of bombings on 11 and 12 August 2016 (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 14:10
Netherlands adjusts travel advise for Thailand: Avoid crowded areas
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs adjusted its travel advice for visiting Thailand following a series of 11 bombings on Thursday and Friday that left at least four people dead and 35 injured, including tourists. "Be extra alert, avoid crowded places and follow the instructions of local authorities. Stay on top of current developments and the local security situation through the local media", the Ministry warns in its travel advice. The Ministry adds that the bombings may result in extra security measures, such as random searches. "Make sure you can always identify yourself." On the Ministry's map of the Asian country, the entire country is marked yellow - "Be alert of safety risks" - with a few places colored orange - "Only go here if absolutely necessary". Earlier on Friday the Ministry confirmed that at least four Dutch were hurt in the bombings, two sustaining serious injuries.