On 2 July 2024, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued updated travel advice for Thailand, which reads in part as follows: “Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Thailand. FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the following due to regular terrorist attacks:

  • Pattani province
  • Yala province
  • Narathiwat province
  • Southern Songkhla province, except for the areas north of and including the A43 road between Hat Yai and Sakom; and the areas north-west of the train line which runs between Hat Yai and Padang Besar
  • Hat Yai to Padang Besar train line, which was attacked in 2022

“Martial law is in place in most areas in these provinces, which means security forces have greater security enforcement and investigative powers.

“However, terrorist attacks could take place anywhere in Thailand. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. Stay aware of your surroundings, keep up to date with local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities.”