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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Thailand Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Thailand is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Thailand is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.1 / 5

Thailand shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Thailand), the Advisory Index is 2.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Myanmar (2.3), Cambodia (2), Malaysia with 2 and Laos with 1.8 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Thailand

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Thailand.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Thailand from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Thailand. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla provinces due to civil unrest. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/thailand-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/thailand

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Thailand due to the potential for civil unrest and threat of terrorism.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/thailand

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Thailand.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Do not travel to the southernmost provinces of Narathiwat, Yala, Pattani and Songkhla due to ongoing politically-motivated and criminal violence, which occurs on an almost daily basis. The Thai Government has warned tourists not to travel to these areas.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/TH

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Thailand.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Narathiwat

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Thailand.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Pattani

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Thailand.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Songkhla

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Thailand.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Yala

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Brug din sunde fornuft og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd, som du ville være det, hvis du var i Danmark. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i Thailand. Du bør dog være opmærksom på risikoen for terror. Vær til enhver tid opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed, hvis du besøger følgende områder: tempelområderne Preah Vihear, ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/thailand/

Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Thailand.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Tempelområderne Preah Vihear, Prasat Sadok Kok Thom, Ta Kwai og Ta Muen Thom på grænsen til Cambodja. Grænseområdet mellem Thailand og Burma (Myanmar) nær den thailandske grænseby, Mae Sot (Tak-provinsen) og ved "De tre pagoders pas" nær Kanchanaburi-provinsen.

Info: Vær til enhver tid opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og hold dig opdateret om udviklingen via de lokale myndigheder, nyhedsmedierne og dit rejsebureau.

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Thailand.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Sydlige provinser Songkhla, Narathiwat, Yala og Pattani undtagen: A43 vejen mellem Hat Yai og Sakom og området nord for vejen; togtransport mellem Hat Yai og Pedang Besar; og området nord-vest for denne jernbanelinje.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Thailand.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/thailand/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese travellers that there has been a report of explosions at three (3) locations in Bangkok. Initial information is that these have occurred at the Government Complex recreational park on Chaeng Wattana Road, near Chong Nonsi BTS (skytrain) station, and in sub-soi (side road) 57/1 of Rama 9 road ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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About Thailand

Thailand with its capital Bangkok is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia), slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming (514,000 km²). The country is located Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma. The climate can be described as tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid. The landscape is central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere. With a population of about 65.49 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bangkok
Population about 65.49 million
Size 514.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming
Common languages English, Thai
Currency Baht (short: THB)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/1900/3G
International phone prefix +66
Internet Top Level Domain .th
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 TH
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 THA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 764

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Thailand is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution from vehicle emissions
  • deforestation
  • soil erosion
  • water pollution from organic and factory wastes
  • wildlife populations threatened by illegal hunting

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • land subsidence in Bangkok area resulting from the depletion of the water table

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Thailand. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural machinery
  2. agricultural processing
  3. air conditioning
  4. aluminum
  5. automobiles
  6. automotive parts
  7. beverages
  8. cassava
  9. cement
  10. ceramics

Agriculture products

  1. cassava
  2. coconuts
  3. corn
  4. fish products
  5. livestock
  6. manioc
  7. palm oil
  8. pineapple
  9. rice
  10. rubber

Thai Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Thailand.

Export products

  1. automobiles
  2. cassava
  3. chemical products
  4. computer
  5. electronic integrated circuits
  6. fish products
  7. iron
  8. jewelry
  9. machinery
  10. parts

Import products

  1. automobile’s parts
  2. chemicals
  3. computers
  4. cotton
  5. crude oil
  6. dairy products
  7. electrical household appliances
  8. electrical machinery
  9. electronic integrated circuit
  10. gold

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Thailand?

Thailand is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. Travelling Thailand is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Thailand in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Thailand.

How many travel advisories do you know for Thailand?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Thailand.

What is the size of Thailand?

Thailand has a size of 514,000 km² or 198,456 mi² which is slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.