Caution advised for Thai travel

Authorities in Macau are urging residents to be cautious when travelling to Thailand, or while already there, following the declared state of emergency in the country and a nationwide curfew from 10:00pm to 5:00am. The Chinese embassy has already urged its citizens to ‘critically assess security risks and cautiously consider travel plans to Thailand.’ In Macau, the Tourism Crisis Management Office said it would monitor the latest developments there and urged residents to cautiously assess travel plans, while those already there are urged to ‘strengthen security precautions and protect their personal safety,’ authorities here said. According to the Macao tourism industry, five Macao tour groups totalling some 70 persons are currently travelling in Thailand. So far, the Office has received six enquiries but no requests for assistance.