Practical info

We've put together a list of practical information to help you get to know Thailand.

Practical Info

Etiquette

Dress modestly and appropriately when visiting local dwellings and religious sites. Always ask permission first before taking photographs, especially in minority areas. Try not to show the soles of your feet as this is considered disrespectful, and if someone bows to you then always return the gesture, with both hands pressed together, unless the person is younger than you.

Tipping

Widely practiced, please note service is often included at high-end restaurants. Private guides - we recommend $10 a day.

Bargaining

This is always the case when shopping from markets and street stalls.

Visa requirements

British passport holders can obtain a visa on entry into Thailand.

Safety

There is a small malarial risk in some northern parts of Thailand, so if you’re heading into the jungle then take a portable mosquito net and pack plenty of mosquito repellent. See your doctor before you leave about anti-malarial medication.

Capital

Bangkok

Time

GMT +7

Flight time from UK

12 hrs

Money

Thai Baht

Mobile

European and US Systems

Health

We strongly advise you consult your doctor for the most up to date advice on the best health precautions at least one month prior to travel.

www.masta-travel-health.com is also a helpful resource for obtaining up to date health information on your chosen destination.

Electricity

120V European style plug

Insurance

For some activities such as diving, specialist insurance is advised. Check our travel insurance section for more information on finding the right policy for you.

Please get in touch with our contact our Thailand specialists to discuss your tailor-made holiday to Thailand.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday

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