Bangkok security fears fade
BANGKOK, 10 February 2012: Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday Thailand is regaining confidence after several more nations lifted their travel warnings leaving only two alerts in place in Italy and Romania.
The ministry spokesperson, Thani Thongphakdi, said: “Only Italy and Romania were still giving information to raise security awareness among citizens visiting Thailand.”
Mr Thani believes the withdrawal of travel alerts was indicative of a recovery in travel confidence.
He claimed it also showed there was more confidence in how the Thai authorities handled internal security.
Nations that revoked travel warnings earlier: China; Israel; Greece; Germany; France; Norway; Brazil; Netherland; Denmark; the United States; the United Kingdom; Australia; Austria; Taiwan, South Korea; Japan; and Canada.
The UK was one of the last to lift the warning, claiming its travel alerts were part of an important information service for citizens.