Local police have confirmed a bomb explosion at 7pm on 17 August 2015 in central Bangkok. There are reports of casualties. You should monitor news reports and take extra care.
There is a high threat from terrorism. On 1 February there were 2 explosions at the Siam station of Bangkok’s Skytrain (BTS) system, near the entrance to the Siam Paragon shopping mall. One person was injured.
On 10 April a car bomb exploded in the underground car park of the Central Festival shopping mall in Bho Phut on the island of Koh Samui. Seven people were injured in the explosion, including one foreigner.