Since Thursday 11 August there have been a number of small scale explosions in southern Thailand in Hua Hin, Surat Thani and Patong resulting in a number of casualties.

We continue to advise New Zealanders in Thailand to exercise heightened vigilance at this time, monitor the media for updates and follow the instructions of local authorities at all times.

We also encourage you to keep in regular contact with your family in New Zealand.

New Zealanders who require consular assistance are advised to contact the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok on +66 2 254 2530.