Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel alerts. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai, Thailand: Dengue (October 3, 2019)

U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai, Thailand Health Alert: Dengue Location: Countrywide Event: Dengue is endemic throughout Southeast Asia, including Thailand, and is a leading cause of febrile illness among travelers.  The risk of dengue in Thailand is present nationally and year-round.  Peak transmission occurs during warmer and wetter months, usually from May to October.  The …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Direct Deposit of Federal Benefit Payments

The United States Department of the Treasury now offers direct deposit of federal benefit payments, including Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM), to banks in Thailand.  The payments are automatically converted to Thai Baht (THB) at the international exchange rate before they are deposited in the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Kingdom of Thailand Elections To Be Held on Sunday, March 24

Location: Thailand (various locations throughout the country) Event: Elections, Sunday, March 24, 2019. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok advises U.S. citizens that on Sunday, March 24 Thai voters will participate in the first elections since 2011. Travelers may encounter a heightened police and military presence throughout the country, particularly near polling stations. Actions to Take: …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update on Tropical Storm Pabuk

Tropical Storm Pabuk continues to move through the southern region of Thailand and is forecasted to last until January 5, 2019.  Heavy rains, flooding, and strong winds will affect both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea and the following areas: Chumphon, Phetchaburi, Prachuap, Khiri Khan, Surat Thani (inc. Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Pabuk

Tropical Storm Pabuk is forecasted to affect southern Thailand from January 3-5, 2019.  Heavy rains and strong winds will affect both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea and the following areas: Chumphon, Phetchaburi, Prachuap, Khiri Khan, Surat Thani (inc. Koh Samui, Koh Phangnan, and Koh Tao), Nakhon Si Thammarart, Phatthalung, Ranong, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, …

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