Anti-government protesters march through a street in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled that a general election held in February was invalid, but the country’s political crisis appeared again to be complicating arrangements for a new vote. Image Credit: AP

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has again advised UAE citizens not to travel to Thailand unless they really have to, due to the tense political situation there.

It noted that the warning comes as the Ministry is keen to ensure the safety of Emiratis abroad.

“The Ministry is closely following developments in Thailand and has assigned, in coordination with the UAE Embassy in the country, an operations room that works around the clock in order to follow citizens’ conditions there,” Abdullah Bin Mohammad Bin Butti Al Hamed, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said.

He also urged Emirati citizens in Thailand to avoid gatherings and demonstrations, adding they should coordinate with the UAE Embassy in Thailand on the following numbers: 006624024000, 0066871108785 and on the operations department at 0244449600 in cases of need.

He added that the Ministry is in continuous communication with the UAE Embassy in Thailand to ensure the safety of Emiratis.

Al Hamed called on all citizens to comply fully with warnings until further notice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adding that citizens should be careful when travelling abroad. He added they should read instructions and travel tips on the Ministry’s website as well as register for the “My Presence” service dedicated to UAE citizens.