For your holidays in Thailand and abroad

With Golden Buddha statues, gleaming temples, lush landscapes, rich history, and tropical beaches,
Thailand is one of the leading tourist destinations for people worldwide.
This country has much to offer travelers, regardless of their interests and budget. From a luxurious stay at beach resorts to a backpacking experience on an affordable budget, there is something for everyone.

Staples of the Country

If you enjoy being in nature, head to the Phi Phi Islands and Khao Sok National Park to take in the breathtaking views. More of a city person? Enjoy your stay in Bangkok, Thailand's capital, well-known for its rich culture and vibrant nightlife.

You can enjoy exotic cuisine, explore archaeological and cultural sites, learn about the rich history, and relax on the tranquil beaches. Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai are the absolute must-visit cities in Thailand.
The places you can't miss when visiting Thailand include the Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Ko Kood Island, temple ruins at Ayutthaya, Wat Pho Temple, The Grand Palace, and Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, and Khmer ruins in Phimai.

Does Thailand Require Travel Insurance?

While travel insurance is not legally required for U.S. citizens visiting Thailand, it is highly recommended. However, travel insurance is mandatory for travelers from countries requiring RT-PCR COVID tests, like China and India. The insurance must have validity for over seven days of the intended visit.

Thailand is a safe country, but it is integral to be street smart, just like in any other country. Tourists must take precautions for incidents like robberies and petty theft that might occur in busy streets or late at night.

Thailand FAQ


Can I go to Thailand during COVID-19, and under what conditions?

All travelers from the U.S. are no longer required to show any COVID-19 tests or vaccination proof, as per the latest update. Visitors are allowed to go to any place in Thailand without any restrictions.

What type of vaccinations are required to visit?
CDC recommends getting certain vaccinations at least a month before visiting Thailand. These include influenza, pneumonia, shingles, chickenpox, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), measles, mumps
and rubella (MMR), polio, meningitis, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever, cholera, typhoid,
hepatitis B, and hepatitis A.

Does Thailand require International Medical Coverage?

People visiting Thailand can’t access free health care, and the medical expenses could reach thousands of dollars, based on the severity of the condition. Therefore, it is essential to purchase medical insurance to cover any personal injury or medical emergencies while visiting Thailand. Getting comprehensive travel insurance that includes medical coverage is necessary.

Where is the U.S. Embassy in Thailand?

The U.S. Embassy is in Bangkok and can be contacted in person, via phone, or on their website.

What is the best time of year to visit Thailand in terms of weather, crowds, and cost?

While this country is one of the most affordable countries to visit throughout the year, you can enjoy significant discounts, fewer crowds, and good weather when visiting between July and September. This is considered a low monsoon season.

What is the local currency of Thailand and its exchange rate for USD?

The local currency of Thailand is Baht, and it is around 0.029 US dollars for 1 Baht. You can get over 34 Baht for 1 USD.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Thailand? If yes, which ones?

Yes. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in the country, as well as the American Express credit card. Most restaurants, hotels, and other major tourist destinations accept these cards. However, you may need cash to make purchases from small stalls.

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