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Thailand: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Thailand. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need to get a visa?

An entry visa into Thailand is not required for most nationalities if you plan to spend less than thirty days in the country, although checking that you fall into this category is advisable.

For further information about the necessary documentation and where visas can be obtained if needed, please consult your local Thailand embassy. Visitors to Thailand must be in possession of valid passport/travel documents with a minimum validity of six months beyond the period of intended stay.

Do I need to take Malaria tablets or have any vaccinations?

Please seek professional medical advice and recheck closer to travel in case the situation has changed.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Thailand. The government of Thailand requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. Malaria is low risk in Thailand apart from rural forested areas that border Burma, Laos and Cambodia and rural areas of Phuket.

It is recommended that you ensure you are up to date with all routine immunisations including hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus-dephtheria, measles-mumps-rubella, polio and varicella.

Should I bring travellers cheques?

Travellers’ cheques can be easily changed in hotels, authorised banks and travel agencies.

Which currency shall I bring?

The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht and this can be exchanged in your home country or in Thailand. Dollars, pounds are euros are all widely accepted.

If exchanging money we recommend changing only in authorised money exchange bureaus, banks or hotels and never on the street. The US dollar is easy to exchange.

International credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants, however always notify your bank before you travel to avoid your card being blocked when you try to use it in Thailand.

Travel insurance

It is vital that you take out valid comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical repatriation, cancellation and curtailment for you trip to South East Asia. This gives you peace of mind that you will not lose money should you be forced to cancel your trip due to illness before you travel or during your vacation.

Please ensure that your insurance covers you for medical evacuation and repatriation both internationally and locally, and we could advise that your policy covers loss and theft of your possessions.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all aspects of your vacation. You must ensure that you will be covered for activities such as walking, rafting, canoeing and horse riding.

Remember to carry your insurance details with you at all times.