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Message for U.S. Citizens: Bangkok (Thailand), The Passing of His Majesty the King

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Throughout his extraordinary reign, His Majesty the King devoted his life to the health, safety, and prosperity of the Thai people. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the members of the Royal Family and the people of Thailand at this somber time. We urge U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Thailand to join us in showing respect by maintaining decorum during this extended period of profound mourning.

Pending further announcements and guidance from the Royal Thai Government, at this time, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai will remain open during normal business hours.

The ACS Unit of the U.S. Embassy is located at 95 Wireless Road in Bangkok, and can be reached by calling 66-2-205-4049, or by emailing The Embassy’s after-hours emergency telephone number is 66-2-205-4000.

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

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Current information on safety and security in Thailand can also be obtained on or by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States or a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 for callers from other countries. These numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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