Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Find more details on official websites.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Thailand?

+4,144 New COVID cases in Thailand
+36 New COVID deaths in Thailand
74.54% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Basic facts about Thailand

Thailand is a large country located in South-Eastern Asia. The capital of Thailand is Bangkok and the most spoken language is Thai. The national currency in Thailand is Thai baht (THB).

What taxi apps are available in Thailand?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Thailand.

Uber is not available in Thailand. Bolt is available in 29 cities of Thailand.

See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Thai baht (THB)Official currency
1 EUR~36.47 THB
1 USD~34.18 THB

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Thailand?

The official language of Thailand is Thai. Traveling across Thailand if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Thailand was ranked 89th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Thailand?

There are 4 common plug types used in Thailand:

Type A 220 V, 50 Hz  Type B 220 V, 50 Hz  Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Thailand?

Currently, citizens of 64 countries can enter Thailand without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Thailand?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Thailand.

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

Is it safe in Thailand?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Thailand was changed to Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions.

Emergency phones in Thailand

191 Police
199 Ambulance
199 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Thailand?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.


  • 1L of alcoholic beverage


  • 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco or 250g of all types combined

Data last reviewed on: 29 October 2021

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