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Visa on Arrival

Securing Visas upon entry in Thailand

        The VISA ON ARRIVAL allows passport holders of 21* countries to enter Thailand under this rule provided that they meet these requirements:
      1. The visit is strictly for tourism purposes
      2. The passport must be genuine and should be valid for at least 30 days.You must have a valid address in Thailand whether a hotel or apartment that can be verified.
      3. You must have a confirmed return ticket to show that they are flying out of Thailand within 15 days of entry, as appropriate. Open tickets do not qualify. Travelling overland out of Thailand by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc is not accepted as proof of exiting Thailand.
      4. You may be asked to show your flight ticket on entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show that you will be exiting Thailand within 15 days of entry you will be most likely refused entry.
      5. It will also be necessary to prove that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB per person and 20,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand.
      6. A fee of 2,000 THB is payable upon entry and is subject to change without notice. It must be paid in cash and Thai currency only.

However, persons who are not eligible to enter Thailand under the VISA ON ARRIVAL and VISA EXEMPTION RULE are advised to obtain visas with the Royal Thai Embassy prior to their visit.

List of Thailand’s Immigration Checkpoints which provide facilities for issuance of visa on arrival:
  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
  3. Chiangmai International Airport, Chiangmai
  4. Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  5. Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
  6. U Tapao Airport, Rayong
  7. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  8. Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  9. Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  10. Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  11. Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  12. Samui Airport, Surat Thani
  13. Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  14. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  15. Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  16. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
  17. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  18. Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  19. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
  20. Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  21. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
  22. Songkhla Harbour Immigraion Checkpoint, Songkhla
  23. Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  24. Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  1. Sattahip Habour Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  2. Khlong Yai Immigration Checkpoint, Trat
  3. Pong Nam Ron Immigration Checkpoint, Chanthaburi
  4. Aranyaprathet Immigration Checkpoint, Sakaeo
  5. Mukdahan Immigration Checkpoint, Mukdahan
  6. Tak Immigration Checkpoint, Tak
  7. Padang Besar Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  8. Su-ngai Kolok Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
  9. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  10. Bueng Kan Immigration Checkpoint, Bueng Kan
  11. Phibun Mangsahan Immigration Checkpoint, Ubon Ratchathani
  12. Tha Li Immigration Checkpoint, Loei
  13. Nakhon Phanom Immigration Checkpoint, Nakhon Phanom
  14. Nan Immigration Checkpoint, Nan
  15. Ban Prakob Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  16. Khuan Don Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  17. Tak Bai Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
  18. Bukit Tal Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
  19. Samut Prakan Checkpoint, Samut Prakan
  20. Kanchanaburi Land Border Checkpoint, Kanchanaburi
  21. Prachup Khiri Khan Checkpoint at Hua Hin Airport, Prachup Khiri Khan
  22. Phusing Land Border Checkpoint, Sisaket
  23. Satun Checkpoint at Koh Lipe Marine Port, Satun
  24. Trang Airport, Trang
List of countries eligible for the Visa on Arrival
 

Andorra

Maldives

Bulgaria

Malta

Bhutan

Mauritius

China

Papua New Guinea

Cyprus

Romania

Ethiopia

San Marino

Fiji

Saudi Arabia

India

Taiwan

Kazakhstan

Ukraine

Latvia

Uzbekistan

Lithuania

Electricity Supply

The following plugs are used:

Power outlets most commonly feature two-prong round or flat sockets

The Committee provides below hospitals recommendations should the participants are in need of medical treatments

Bumrungrad International Hospital
Address : 33 Soi Sukhumvit 3, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

is a private multiple-speciality medical centre founded 1980 in Bangkok, Thailand. More frequently referred to as Bumrungrad Hospital or simply Bumrungrad, its name, “Bumrungrad” means “to care for the populace” or “to nurture the people.”As of 2011, Bumrungrad International was managed by administrators from the United States, Australia, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. The 2006 hospital’s medical chairman was board certified in the UK, and its group medical director was board certified in the US. The Company’s Board of Directors as at 31 January 2019 CEO is Artirat Charukitpipat, Hospital chief executive officer (CEO). Other top medical officers were trained in the UK or US, or held positions at one of Thailand’s top teaching hospitals. As of 2006, a large proportion of the medical staff had international experience, and were board certified in Australia, Germany, Japan, the UK or the US (210 were board-certified in the US).

Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumrungrad_International_Hospital

Praram 9 Hospital

Address: 99 Rama IX Rd, Khwaeng Bang Kapi, Khet Huai Khwang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand

Praram 9 Hospital was established in 1992 by a group of professionals and specialized physicians from all medical spheres, with the objective of providing a wide range of reliable medical services at the highest quality standards. Praram 9 Hospital is already accredited with the Joint Commission International (JCI), as well as Hospital Accreditation (HA), and employs over 270 professional physicians offering a comprehensive range of specialized medical practices.

Praram 9 Hospital is outstanding for the following specialty fields :

      1. Kidney
      2. Woman
      3. Heart
      4. Bone and Joint
      5. Dental Care

Source : https://healthtourbooking.com/featured-hospitals-detail.php?cid=1&nid=44&pid=al

Mission Hospital

Address: 430 Phitsanulok Rd, Khwaeng Si Yaek Maha Nak, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, Thailand

Mission Hospital is a general hospital in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Mission Hospital was founded in 1937 and today it serves the local Thai and international communities with a registered capacity of 110 beds. The hospital is owned and operated by the Christian Medical Foundation of Seventh-Day Adventists and it is part of the worldwide Adventist Healthcare network. Mission Hospital offers state-of-Art diagnostic, therapeutic and emergency facilities. Mission Hospital serves the international patients from over 60 countries around the world. English speaking staffs are readily available to assist the international customer. The Medical coordination office provides doctors, nurses, and interpreters who serve the needs of the international patients. Mission Hospital is proud to be one of the first private hospitals in Thailand to receive Hospital Accreditation (HA) Re-Accreditation approval.

Source : http://www.mission-hospital.org/en/about-us/about-mission-hospital.html

Bangkok Hospital

Address : 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchaburi Road, 10310, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Hospital was established in 1972 as one of the first private hospitals in Thailand. Over the past 40 years Bangkok Hospital has expanded the operations to become a tertiary care facility with dedicated hospitals for cancer and cardiology. Bangkok Hospital aims to provide medical services in a welcoming and convenient environment, complete with top-notch accommodation and amenities to meet the needs of patients and relatives. Furthermore, comprehensive visa services, as well as limousine and shuttle bus services are available to facilitate transportation to and from the hospital. Dedicated to excellence in healthcare and continuous improvement through advanced technology and compassionate care, visitors can expect to experience world-class service and specialized tertiary care at Bangkok Hospital.

Source : https://www.bangkokhospital.com/en/our_story

Bangkok Christian Hospital

Address : 124 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

The Bangkok Christian Hospital was established by Presbyterian missionaries in 1949. The hospital offers a variety of medical services, with a staff of over 300 in-house and visiting physicians.The centers at the hospital include a large dental center, a pediatric center, radiology units, surgical units – including orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, general surgery and neurosurgery, eye department, ENT, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, dermatology, and an aesthetic center.

Source : https://www.health-tourism.com/medical-centers/bangkok-christian-hospital/

Weather

Thailand’s weather is characterised by high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. April and May receive the hottest temperatures while the weather in June sees the monsoon patterns bringing heavy rain through to October. The days are generally sunny and the showers pass quickly.

You can refer to this website to find out weather forecast in Bangkok :
https://www.accuweather.com/en/th/bangkok/318849/weather-forecast/318849

 

Thailand’s Custom Prohibition

No Drugs

Never buy, use or transport drugs in any manner during your stay. Here is the following statement taken from the Customs Department the Kingdom of Thailand Website: “Violators of laws related to illicit drugs, e.g: having and holding for use, or being a producer, seller, or transporter are subject to the death sentence.”

Respect the Thai Royal Family

It is considered as highly offensive to disgrace, threaten or insult any aspect, object, Or image related to the Thai Royal Family. This also includes defacing Thai money. Don’t step on the local currency, Thai Baht (THB). It is against the law and could result In imprisonment.

Visa

It is not advice to overstay, or you will be detained at the immigration detention center Or simply pay overstay fine if you make it to the airport.

Drinking Laws

t is not advice to buy alcohol if you were underage, it can result in jail time. The drinking age in Thailand is 20. Drinking alcohol is illegal in the following locations In Thailand :

        1. Temples or place of worships
        2. Pharmacies
        3. Public offices
        4. Education institutions
        5. Petrol stations
        6. Public parks

The penalty of illegally drinking alcohol at one of the above locations is six months Imprisonment, and/or no more than a fine of 10.000 Baht. Thailand’s drinking law also prohibits “the display of logos and brand of alcoholic Products in order to persuade people into drinking alcohol whether directly or indirectly”.

Photography and Drone

Photography

There are several places where you are not allowed to take photos. Some temples Won’t allow photography, while others are more relaxed but will still prohibit Photographing images or statues of Buddha, and also avoid taking photos of people Praying or worshipping. It is forbidden to take photos inside bars and other venues
In red light district including Patpong and Cowboy. Always ask when you want to take A photo with or of locals monks, if it’s permitted Don’t forget to thank them with slight bow Afterward. Never giving money to children who ask for money if they end up in your Photo, as it promote begging culture. Taking photo of That Royal Family is prohibited as are photos of military Posts and border points.

Drone

You have to apply for a permit from Civil Aviation Authority Thailand (CAAT) whether for
Recreational or commercial use. The application can take from 75 to 104 days.

Gambling

Although there is government-supported National Lottery and betting on horses at the racetracks, gambling is largely illegal in Thailand. There is no casino in Thailand, being found participating can lead to a fine or jail time.

Littering Fines in Thailand

Thailand authorities banned littering at 24 of its most popular beaches. If you’re caught littering on the sidewalk you can be fined up to 2000 THB. This law also applies to chewing gum.

Smoking Ban in Thailand

Smoking is banned at 24 beaches in popular tourist spots including Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chon Buri and Songkhla Provinces. If you are breaking the law, you can be fined 10000 THB, a year in prison or both. Smoking prohibited in in outdoor exercise spaces, facilities for sports training/playing and competitions, public parks, zoos, amusement parks, markets and children’s playground. Electronic cigarettes/vaping have been banned in Thailand since 2014.

The Underwear Law

It is illegal to go out in public if you are not wearing underwear

Wearing Shirt while Driving

It is illegal to drive a car if you are not wearing shirt.

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