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02 Nov 2019 | 03:04 AM UTC

Thailand: Increased security measures in Bangkok during ASEAN Summit November 2-4 /update 1

Thailand News Alert

Increased security measures in Bangkok during the 35th ASEAN Summit between November 2-4; road closures and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Bangkok). COUNTRY/REGION Bangkok, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi province

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Event

Local authorities have implemented additional security measures in Bangkok for the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit taking place between Saturday, November 2, through Monday, November 4. At least 17,000 police officers are deployed in the capital since Friday, November 1, including 5000 officers surrounding the main venue. Road closures are in place in the areas surrounding the venue, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi province. Police officers have established checkpoints, vehicle checks, and metal detectors in key locations such as hotels, and are carrying out patrols with police dogs. Thailand’s government has declared Monday and Tuesday, November 5, as public holidays for Bangkok and Nonthaburi province to reduce traffic congestion and facilitate security for visiting ASEAN delegates.

Heightened security measures and increased security personnel are to be expected throughout Bangkok during and following the summit. Associated disruptions, including road closures and increased traffic congestion, are also anticipated.

Advice

Individuals in or traveling to Bangkok are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and transportation disruptions near the summit venue, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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