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The South African Embassy in Bangkok wishes to inform prospective South African travellers to Thailand that on the morning of 20 May 2014 the Chief of the Royal Thai Army declared martial law across Thailand followed by a military coup on 22 May 2014.

Based on available information, there is no reason to believe that tourist visits to Thailand should be cancelled. However, South Africans travelling to or in Thailand must ensure that they take all the necessary safety precautions, and if they have concerns, consult with their tour operators, their hotel or other sponsors before departing to Thailand or to certain regions in Thailand. Based on the information provided, they should then decide whether or not to proceed with their travel plans.

The final decision rests with the individual traveller.

It is proposed that travellers should avoid any large gatherings and demonstrations Travellers with travel insurance policies are advised to check the terms and conditions of the policy before travelling to ensure that the policy is valid and that the policy will provide cover in Thailand under the present circumstances including the imposition of martial law and the subsequent military coup in Thailand.

For general information on the situation, (excluding information about flights and bookings), South African citizens are welcome to contact the Embassy in Bangkok at 24 hour line on telephone: +66 81 934 88 62. Kindly bear in mind that the time in Thailand is five hours ahead of SA time. E-mail enquiries can be addressed to: saembbkk@loxinfo.co.th  

Travellers are urged to register their travel on the Department’s voluntary Registration of South Africans Abroad (ROSA) software at http://www.dfa.gov.za/consular/index.html  and click on the   button to access the web form.
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"ROSA is the acronym for the ‘Registration of South Africans Abroad’, a software programme developed by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation allowing travellers to register on-line.

The information travellers register on ROSA allows the Department of International Relations and Cooperation to assist South African citizens in event of an emergency.  The registration is a free, voluntary service provided by Government (through the Department of International Relations and Cooperation).  ROSA is only available to South African citizens who are travelling, living or working abroad.

ROSA is an initiative that is endorsed and supported by the Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA)."
H.E. Ms. Robina P. Marks
Head of Mission
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