Thailand travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Thailand with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Thailand.

Thailand travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Thailand with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Thailand - quick facts
Flight time 15 hours
Time difference UK +7 hours
Language(s) Thai, Isan
Currency Thai Baht
Electricity A + B + C + O plug (230V)
Driving side Left

Why visit Thailand?

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Thailand weather

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Thailand travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Thailand from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Thailand.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Thailand travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Thailand with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Thailand, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Thailand covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Thailand with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Thailand travel features

Do you want to learn more about Thailand? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Thailand.

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Thailand FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Thailand including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Thailand due to Covid-19?

Thailand is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Thailand.

Check out Department of Disease Control, Thailand for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Thailand?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Thailand. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Thailand from the UK?

The flight time to Thailand from the UK is typically 15 hours.

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What is the time difference between Thailand and the UK?

The time difference between Thailand and the UK is UK time+7 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Thailand?

The main languages spoken in Thailand are Thai and Isan.

What is the currency in Thailand?

The currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB).

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Which plugs are used in Thailand?

Thailand uses electrical plug type A + B + C + O (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Thailand?

They drive on the left side of the road in Thailand.

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