Thailand Travel Advice & Vaccines

While traveling to Thailand, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
While traveling to Thailand, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Make sure you know about Thailand’s medical care and safety and security tips.
Thailand’s beautiful landscape


In search of a taste of paradise? Look no further than Thailand, a country which is simultaneously peaceful and dynamic. Thailand continues to attract visitors from around the globe with tranquil coastlines and bustling cities such as Bangkok. For those searching for its historical roots, they can do so by visiting Buddhist temples. You can see many in Bangkok, such as Wat Phra Kaew painted in gold orange and green, and Wat Pho – the oldest temple in the country. You should take advantage of the glorious weather in Thailand, making a stop at some beaches on islands such as Phuket. You should also take a tuk-tuk at least once in your time in Thailand, a popular method of transport among tourists!
To stay safe, and make the most of your travel to Thailand, you’ll need to get vaccinations. The Summit Travel Health team is here to help you understand what vaccines are required in 2020 for your trip to Thailand, and when you need to receive them.

What vaccines do I need for travel to Thailand in 2020?

According to the Canadian Government and the CDC, the following vaccines are recommended for travel to Thailand in 2020: Hepatitis A, Typhoid,Hepatitis B,Japanese Encephalitis,Malaria,Rabies


Recommended travel vaccinations for Thailand

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Typhoid Fever
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Japanese EncephalitisMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Thailand

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide/DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, DoxycyclineRecommended anti-malaria medication


Medical Care in Thailand

Medical care in Bangkok is excellent, and all doctors have been trained in the United States. Outside of the city, lie different qualities of medical care. For the treatment of infectious diseases, visit the Mahidol University Hospital. For routine care procedures, you can seek help from the BNH Hospital.

You will have no difficulty in accessing pharmaceuticals from hospitals or pharmacies.

If you require emergency assistance, you should call 1669 in Thailand. Keep in mind that it can take up to 30 minutes for the ambulance to arrive in larger cities. If you wish to call for a private ambulance service which is available 24/7, you should dial +66 2011 5222 for Bumrungrad International Hospital or +66 2 712 7007 for Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital. In the event of a more serious medical accident or illness, medical evacuation is necessary.

Or call  647-479-8808

Is Thailand Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
Southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and YalaAVOID ALL TRAVEL

Criminally and politically motivated violent incidents

Political tensionsPolitically controlled media and increased military presence
Border areas in the provinces of Tak and Mae Hong Son (border with Myanmar)Occasional violence, stay vigilant;
Cross only at designated border crossing points
Preah Vihear temple area and surrounding border regionHigh degree of caution

Risk of remaining landmines

DemonstrationsIllegal and risk of violence;
Avoid all demonstrations
TerrorismRisk present
CrimeRisk present
Women’s safetyCaution required; risk of sexual assault
FraudRisk present
PiracyRisk of pirate attacks
Swimming and water activitiesBeware of poisonous jellyfish and strong coastal riptides

Seek medical assistance immediately if  stung by a jellyfish

Road safety Road travel can be dangerous
Public transportationOnly use licensed taxis
HealthZika virus and Dengue fever warning
Risk levelHigh degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Thailand?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

If staying under thirty days, only a passport is required to enter Thailand. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure. If you’re going to Thailand for business purposes, then you will need a visa.

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Embassy of Canada to Thailand information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Thailand (BANGKOK)
Street Address:
15th Floor, Abdulrahim Place, 990 Rama IV,
Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand

Tel.: +66 0 2646 4300
Fax: +66 0 2646 4345

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Consulate to Thailand (CHIANG MAI)
Street Address:
151 Super Highway, Tambon Tahsala, Amphur Muang,
Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand

Tel.: +66 0 5385 0147 or +66 0 5324 2292
Fax: +66 0 5385 0147

Email: [email protected]

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