Foreign Affairs Canada is advising Canadians travelling to Thailand to exercise extreme caution after the Government of Thailand declared a state of emergency in Bangkok yesterday due to ongoing violence between pro- and anti-government forces. Travellers are also advised to follow the advice of local authorities and avoid gatherings and areas targeted by protestors. Significant political demonstrations have been reported in Bangkok and travellers are advised to stay away from areas where they might occur. As a result, significant traffic delays, as well as disruptions and suspensions to air and rail services, have been reported. Canadians are encouraged to verify travel schedules and services with local authorities or travel service providers prior to departure as further disruptions may occur and delays can be expected. Travellers may also encounter additional security measures, such as road checkpoints.