Don't travel to Thailand right now

James Ryan Jonas

A friend of mine from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) told me to forward the message to all concerned to postpone any travel to Thailand because of the current chaos and unrest occurring in the country.
Apparently, thousands of people are stranded in Thailand right now because protesters shut down the country’s main airport.
This recent incident is already a major escalation of the four-month campaign of protesters to oust the prime minister.
The Inquirer reported that a Cebu Pacific Bangkok-Manila flight returned to the Philippines without any booked passengers. According to a Cebu Pacific representative, none of the passengers were able to reach the airport.
Anyway, if you don’t have a necessary or urgent reason to go to Thailand, then don’t.
If you want to contact the Philippine embassy in Bangkok, here’s the telephone number: +662 2590139 to 40.
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James Ryan Jonas teaches business management, investments, and entrepreneurship at the University of the Philippines (UP). He is also the Executive Director of UP Provident Fund Inc., managing and investing P3.2 Billion ($56.4 Million) worth of retirement funds on behalf of thousands of UP employees.