Hong Kong Warns Residents Against Travelling To Bangkok

August 18, 2015

NewsStandOnline.Net (18-August-2015): Hong Kong warned residents against traveling to Bangkok while other governments in Asia advised citizens to be extra vigilant following Monday night’s bomb attack in the Thai capital that killed 22 people.

Beijing condemned the attack and called for “severe punishment” for those responsible.

It also urged Bangkok to take measures to ensure the safety of Chinese personnel and institutions.

Hong Kong Warns Residents Against Travelling To Bangkok

Hong Kong published a red alert for Bangkok, the second-highest of its three-tier system.

“Residents intending to visit … should adjust their travel plans and avoid non-essential travel, including leisure travel,” a Hong Kong official said in a statement. “Those already there should pay attention to announcements by local authorities, attend to their personal safety and avoid areas affected by the explosion.”

The China National Tourism Administration called on tour guides to remain alert and ensure that Chinese tourists stay out of danger.

Australian officials advised citizens in Thailand to exercise a “high degree of caution.”