The most dangerous countries in the world for tourists - in one map

Louis Dor
Friday 12 August 2016 10:50
news

Following a series of coordinated bombs over the last 24 hours in Thailand, the Foreign Office has advised people in tourist areas to "exercise extreme caution, avoid public places and follow the advice of local authorities".

Four bombs exploded in Hua Hin, a tourist town south of Bangkok, killing two people, while two blasts have occured in Surat Thani, killing one person, the BBC reports.

Blasts also took place in the beach town Patong in Phuket, in Trang where one person died, and in Phang Nga.

Tourist locations appear to have been targeted in the blasts, occuring on Friday, which was designated a public holiday to mark Queen Sirikit's birthday.

Police said they have detained suspects and have ruled out international terrorism.

Police Colonel Krisana Pattanacharoen told reporters:

What we know for sure is that the incidents are not linked directly to any kinds of terrorism, in fact it's local sabotage and we are trying to identify those responsible behind the scenes.

There are no conflicts in the country that may lead to terrorists being in the country. That's why we can say that these incidents are not terrorist attacks.

Here is Foreign Office travel advice for countries around the world:

Information correct as of 2 July 2016 (Picture: Carto)

For detailed Foreign Office information on Thailand and other countries, visit their website.

More from the Independent: Thailand bombings: At least four dead and many injured after explosions in tourist towns

More: The map showing the most dangerous countries in the world for tourists

Trending