Going to Thailand is a very beautiful experience, but prevention is better than cure! Nobody is safe from a problem on the spot, better to leave well prepared. What to bring? How to dress? Which vaccines to do? To know everything, read on!
- Entry formalities / Visa
- Thai visa
When you arrive in Thailand, you will automatically benefit from a 30-day visa waiver, free of charge, if you arrive by air. If you arrive by sea or land this exemption will be only 15 days.
- If you wish to stay more than 30 days, you will need to apply for a visa at the Thai Embassy in your home country before leaving. This one will have a validity of 60 days and you will have the possibility to increase the duration of 30 additional days to reach the 90 days in total by going to the offices of the immigration once on the spot.
- Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Thailand.
- No vaccination is mandatory for travelers from Europe, however it is highly recommended to be up to date vaccines called “universal”.
- Although not mandatory these vaccines are essential: Hepatitis A and typhoid.
- Not essential but strongly recommended: Diphtheria, tetanus, polio, whooping cough, and hepatitis B
- For long stays or rural: Rage and Japanese encephalitis.
- If you want to drive in Thailand it is advisable to have your driving license accompanied by an international license.
- Checks are very common, however if you do not have a driver’s license you will only break a small fine.
- Despite the fact that most Thais do not wear motorcycle helmets, be aware that it is mandatory. As a tourist you will be the first stopped in case of control.
The clothes to take
- Take the minimum! You will find laundries absolutely everywhere; the price is of 1 euro per kilo of linen.
- You will surely buy fever seeing the huge price difference of clothing with France. Leave room in your luggage for the return.
- If you are planning a trek, buy hiking shoes before leaving. Do not clutter 10 pairs of socks, two maximum. At worst you can buy on the spot.
If you come in winter, you can take a light sweater but do not clutter a coat, temperatures rarely fall below 20 degrees (in the evening). As you will probably get to the different places such as Chiangmai, you will need to be sure about the places to stay at those places as well. You can know for sure that you will be getting the best deals for Unique hotel chiangmai now.
Check with your health insurance and you’re mutual if you are insured for your trip. It is not obligatory, but in case of problem or accident you will only have to rely on you.
Hospitals are relatively inexpensive but in case of prolonged hospitalization you will be happy to be insured.