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Read below for advice and precautions to take in order to stay in good health while in Thailand :


No mandatory vaccination for travelers, but a Yellow Fever vaccination is mandatory for travelers coming from infected areas.

Recommended vaccinations for travelers: 


Tetanus-diphtheria, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) for those who born after 1956, if not previously given, Japanese encephalitis for those working or living in the countryside.


Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (long stay), Typhoid (long stay for those over 5 years old).


Thailand is world renowned for its spicy and varied cuisine. From restaurants in five star hotels to street food - Thailand has something for every tastebud.  However, some precautions should still be taken when eating or drinking.  The following are some notes on Thailand's Food and Beverages:

  • Varied and regular supplies
  • Hygiene in the markets, restaurants and shops: Uncertain
  • Risk of infection linked to food: eat only well-cooked food
  • Fresh water fish: risk of parasitic disease
  • Snails: risk of parasitic disease.
  • Seafood: risk of parasitic disease.
  • Milk for babies: Foremost, Thai Denmark.


  • Avoid tap water as much as possible or disinfect.
  • Locally bottled water: Polaris, Singha, Namthip etc.
  • Imported bottled water: French brands.
  • Other non-alcoholic drinks: Yes, good quality.

Local Diseases

Thailand is not a dangerous country but there are various infectious diseases and health threats that are widespread. 

In Thailand, the following diseases may be prevalent:

  • AIDS
  • Amebiasis
  • Ascaris
  • Bilharziosis
  • Dengue
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Japanese Encephalitis in the countryside
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Malaria outside the major cities
  • Poisonous Fish, Snakes, Scorpions, Spiders
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid

Emergency Care

No matter how well prepared you are, unexpected events do occur. Take note of the following local phone numbers in case of an emergency. 

  • Emergency call: 191
  • Public Health Emergency Call: 1669
  • Royal Thai Police Hospital Emergency Call: 1691
  • Emergency Medical Service: 1554
  • Bangkok Hospital: 1719
  • Emergency Medical Service Vajira Hospital: 1554
  • Bumrungrad International Hospital: +662 667 1000
  • Emergency Medical Service Vajira Hospital: 1554 
  • Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital: +662 711 8181 
  • Samitivej Children's Hospital: +662 378 9000
  • Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital: +662 378 9000
  • Samitivej Sriracha Hospital: +662 3832 0300

Country Information

  • Official Name: Kingdom of Thailand
  • Government: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Capital: Bangkok
  • Area: 513,120 sq. km.
  • Main Cities: Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Krabi, Hua Hin
  • Official Language: Thai, English (secondary language of the elite), ethnic and regional dialects
  • Currency: Thai Baht (THB)
  • Population: 67.4 million
  • Population Growth: 0.52%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 74.05 years
  • Religion(s): Buddhism (94.6%), Islam (4.6%), Christianity (0.7%), others (0.1%)
  • Find out more: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/th.html

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