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Last verified: Monday, 23. November 2020 at 08:20 AM

Thailand Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Thailand

Local Situation: 3.3 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Thailand. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.5 / 5

Thailand shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Thailand), the Advisory Index is 3.5 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Malaysia (3.7), Laos (3.6), Cambodia with 3.5 and Myanmar with 3.5 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Thailand

There are currently 3,913 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Thailand. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 60 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Thailand.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice 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 3.3 out of 5.0.

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: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Thailand due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued ...

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: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - I huvudsak ett tryggt resmål förutom de sydligaste provinserna. Politiska oroligheter kan förekomma och det finns risk för bombdåd. Följ myndigheternas anvisningar. Var mycket försiktig i trafiken och skydda dig från smittsamma sjukdomar.

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

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: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

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

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Thailand, fordi der er indrejserestriktioner for personer, der rejser til Thailand fra udlandet. Den danske ambassade i Bangkok har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Thailand, herunder indrejserestriktionerne. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

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

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Protests have occurred in Bangkok and other areas of Thailand. The security environment can be unpredictable and turn violent. Monitor local news and avoid public gatherings. Take official warnings seriously and follow the advice of local authorities. Foreigners can't enter or transit Thailand except in extremely limited circumstances (see 'Travel'). ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/thailand

Individual rating changes for Thailand

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Thailand. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 25th 2020

The total rating for Thailand changed from 3.1 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The New Zealand government removed their warning for Thailand with a previous rating of 0.0.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Thailand changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Thailand to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Thailand changed from 2.9 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Thailand to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Thailand changed from 2.8 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Thailand to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Thailand changed from 2.6 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Thailand to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Thailand changed from 2.4 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Thailand with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 12th 2020

The total rating for Thailand changed from 2.3 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Thailand to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 9th 2020

The total rating for Thailand changed from 2.1 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Thailand to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Thailand changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Thailand with a rating of 1.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Thailand with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Thailand with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Thailand with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Thailand with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Thailand with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Thailand with a rating of 2.0.

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 3,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Thailand.

Is it safe to travel Thailand in 2020?

Visiting the country Thailand is usually fine. The score is at 3,3 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Thailand?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Thailand.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Thailand?

There are currently 3,913 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Thailand. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 60 officially reported deaths related to this disease in 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.