US State Dept. lifts travel warning for Thailand, saying it’s safer nowBy AP
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
US lifts travel warning for Thailand
WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has lifted its travel warning on Thailand, saying safety has improved after political unrest.
A department statement issued Tuesday night said the travel warning for Americans issued last Thursday was no longer in effect “due to improvements in safety and security conditions throughout the country.”
The advisory was the latest of several the U.S. has issued and lifted for the Southeast Asian country since clashes broke out between anti-government protesters and security forces in April.
The department noted the Thai government had lifted its nightly curfews on the streets of the capital and pulled its security forces from the streets on Sunday.
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