Thailand Travel Vaccines and Advice

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.
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 through 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!

Recommended Vaccines for Thailand

Vaccine Disease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrhea Contaminated water/food
Cholera
Typhoid
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B Contaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Rabies Infected Animals
Japanese Encephalitis Mosquito bites
Influenza Airborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Thailand

Medication Additional Information
Acetazolamide/Dexamethasone Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin/Suprax Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline Recommended anti-malaria medication

 

We Offer Online Consultations

Don’t know what vaccines you need or what medications to bring? Schedule an online appointment with our team and we will make sure you understand everything you need to know


Or call  888- 488-5617

Current Weather in Thailand

BANGKOK WEATHER

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 2 667 2999 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  888- 488-5617

Is Thailand Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Southern provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla and Yala AVOID ALL TRAVEL

Criminally and politically motivated violent incidents

Political tensions Politically 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 region High degree of caution

Risk of remaining landmines

Demonstrations Illegal and risk of violence; avoid all demonstrations
Terrorism Risk present
Crime Risk present
Women’s safety Caution required; risk of sexual assault
Fraud Risk present
Piracy Risk of pirate attacks
Swimming and water activities Beware of poisonous jellyfish and strong coastal riptides

Seek medical assistance immediately if  stung by a jellyfish

Road safety  Road travel can be dangerous
Public transportation Only use licensed taxis
Health Zika virus and Dengue fever warning
Risk level High degree of caution

Please click here for more information.

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.

Please click here for more information.

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: bangkok-consul@international.gc.ca

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: cancon@loxinfo.co.th

Click here to access the embassy’s website