Thailand
Thailand
Before leaving
31-07-2022 4.187 Views
PASSEPORT & VISA :
  • In order to enter the Thai territory, you must have a valid passport. The latter must still be valid for at least 6 months after the day of entry into Thailand, for French, Belgian and Swiss nationals. If you hold another nationality, do not hesitate to contact us for any additional request.
  • Your passport must not be torn and must not contain any particular anomalies.
  • A visa is not required for any tourist trip of less than 30 days for the French, Belgian and Swiss. However, you must justify your return flight. In any case, upon your arrival, you will be issued a tourist residence permit free of charge for a stay not exceeding 30 days (arriving by an airport) or 15 days (arriving by a land border).
  • If you wish to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, obtaining a visa is mandatory. Tourist visas are issued by Thai consulates abroad.
  • It may be requested by the immigration authorities to present in cash the equivalent of THB 20,000 per person.
  • Nationals of other countries must apply for a tourist visa, attention because some European Union citizens are not exempt from visa (Hungary ...).
  • Before leaving, we advise you to photocopy all important documents (passport, electronic equipment invoices, insurance policy, plane tickets, driving license ...). A handy tip if you lose your papers or valuables.
HEALTH & VACCINES :
  • No vaccinations are required upon arrival in Thailand. However, travelers from countries in Africa or Latin America must be compulsorily vaccinated against yellow fever, since the disease is present in these countries.
  • However, we advise you to be vaccinated (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, typhoid, polio, meningitis, typhoid fever, hepatitis).
  • Some people recommend getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, and against Japanese encephalitis, especially if you're traveling in a rural area, and against rabies if you want to take an "adventure" trip and that you mainly go to campaign. To find out if these vaccinations are necessary or not, make an appointment at a vaccination center and ask for their advice. It is important to protect yourself from malaria, which is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes. For more information, do not hesitate to ask your doctor for advice. Make sure you do not forget about anti-snake repellents for your comfort.
  • Do not hesitate to provide a small pharmacy with some basic products, it will be very useful.
  • No vaccinations are required upon arrival in Thailand. However, travelers from countries in Africa or Latin America must be compulsorily vaccinated against yellow fever, since the disease is present in these countrie s
CLIMATE :  
  • Thailand enjoys a tropical climate and lives at the rhythm of three distinct seasons:
  • A dry season, from November to March, where the temperatures oscillate between 25 and 30 degrees. Note that if you are traveling in the north of the country, plan warm clothes because there is a strong contrast between daytime and nighttime temperatures.
  • A hot season, from April to May when the temperature can rise above 38 degrees and where the heat feels stifling. This period is the great period of storms, indeed very often in the evening you will find a sky filled with lightning.
  • A rainy season, the monsoon, from June to October. It is at this time of the year that there are heavy rainstorms and sometimes the rains can be torrential, but no worries because the majority of the day is sunny: these rains usually last 1h at 3h per day.
  • Regarding the climate of the islands, it is recommended to visit:
  • In Phuket, Krabi, Phi Phi, Koh Yao, Koh Lanta, Khao Lak, from October to the end of May.
  • Koh Samui, Koh Phang Ngan, Koh Tao, from January to the end of September.
  • Hua Hin, Koh Samet, Koh Chang, all year long.
  • The risks of typhoon and flooding are present from September to November.
JET LAG: + 5h00 of shift in summer and + 6h00 in winter, compared to France.
 
INSURANCE:
 
All travelers have the obligation to take out an insurance policy for their trip before participating in our tours. Although there are international standard care cells in Bangkok and all major tourist areas, the country still lacks infrastructure and equipment in cases of serious illness or injury. We also advise you to provide good health insurance and repatriation insurance.
 
MONEY :
 
Be sure to ask your bank about the use of your credit card and the fees for using it. Travel options exist, so consider traveling at no extra cost.
 
ELECTRICITY :
 
In Thailand there are various plugs (European, US ...), so we recommend you bring with you a universal adapter since in Thailand, the electrical system is 220 volts but the sockets are not always standard.
 
 
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