Two people die in violence

Violent protests in Bangkok could mean a number of travel policies are not covered for cancellation.

The ABI said that some policies may cover cancellation if customers were advised by the government not to travel. But it warned that some may not.

“Check with the tour operator and air carrier to make alternative arrangements,” said an ABI spokesman.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised British travellers against all but essential travel to Bangkok following a weekend of violence in Thailand’s capital city.

Two people were killed and 96 injured in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces. A state of emergency was declared in the city on Sunday following protests that forced the cancellation of a summit of Asian leaders.