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Fighting along Thai-Burma Border


  • Fighting along Thai-Burma Border

    This message alerts U.S. citizens visiting and residing in Thailand that fighting inside Burma near the Thai border has reportedly caused limited injuries and damage inside Thailand. Americans are strongly advised to avoid travel to and around the Thai-Burma border. On November 8, fighting broke out in Myawaddy, Burma between elements of the DKBA and the Burmese Army; several mortar and RPG rounds were reported to have landed in Mae Sot, Thailand. In Mae Sot, about ten people were reportedly injured and a store was destroyed. Several thousand Burmese nationals crossed the border around Mae Sot seeking refuge in Thailand. The circumstances that led to the clashes are unclear and the potential remains for further violence. There are reports of fighting elsewhere in Burma near the Thai border. The situation is fluid and unpredictable both in severity and geographic extent.

    The Department strongly encourages U.S. citizens in Thailand to register with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok or through the State Department's travel registration website. For information on general crime and security issues, U.S. citizens may also consult the Department of State's Country Specific Information for Thailand and the Worldwide Caution, located at the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs website. U.S. citizens may also obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 from the United States and Canada, or 202-501-4444 from overseas.

    The American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Embassy Bangkok is located at 95 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy can be reached by calling 66-2-205-4049 and by e-mail at The emergency after-hours telephone number is 66-2-205-4000.

    The U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai is located at 387 Wichayanond Road in Chiang Mai. The American Citizen Services Unit of the Consulate General can be reached by calling 66-53-107-777 and by e-mail at The after-hours emergency telephone number is 66-81-881-1878.
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