Go Travel Insurance Advise Caution as Bangkok Curfew is Lifted

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Travel insurance firm Go Travel Insurance are advising continued caution, as the political situation in Thailand remains unstable.

It’s a stark reminder that taking out travel insurance is essential, whenever you plan a trip.

It was announced this morning by the Foreign Office that restrictions on non-essential travel to Bangkok have been lifted.
Travel insurance firm Go Travel Insurance are advising continued caution, as the political situation in Thailand remains unstable.

The ongoing conflict between the Thai government and Red Shirt protesters had led to government warnings that British tourists should avoid the region. Much of the protest was centred round the shopping district, a popular destination for foreign travelers.

The uprising has since been quelled - with the Thai army bringing an end to Red Shirt occupation 10 days ago – and the night time curfew imposed on the city during the crisis has been lifted. The Prime Minister of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has said that order has now been restored to the country.
A spokesperson from Go Travel Insurance said: “Although the Foreign Office has lifted it’s restrictions on travel to Thailand, we advise a cautious approach to anyone thinking of visiting the area. The situation is still potentially volatile, with a risk of violence. Nevertheless, we welcome this relaxation of travel advice as a sign that visiting this wonderful part of the world is becoming safer again.”

Whilst restrictions on Bangkok travel have been loosened, people are still being advised by the government to avoid the border temple area of Preah Vihear, and the southern provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla, which are thought to be particularly unstable regions.

The Go Travel spokesperson continued, “it’s a stark reminder that taking out travel insurance is essential, whenever you plan a trip.”

About Go Travel Insurance
Go Travel Insurance has been offering travel insurance online since 2000. It’s fast and secure, and you can get an instant quote from the website.
Whether it’s annual travel insurance or a single trip policy you’re after, Go Travel Insurance offers an end to end service, with all claims, medical screening and call centre customer service handled in-house in the UK.

For more information visit http://www.gotravelinsurance.co.uk.
Go Travel Insurance is a division of Drakefield Insurance Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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