Thailand Travel information

Thailand


Thailand is located in South-Eastern Asia.

Official language is Thai. Thailand uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+07:00.

Beta

Passport & visa

Visa not required

Visa is not required to visit Thailand as a tourist for a stay up to 30 days. If you want to stay more - you will need a visa.

More info

For more information please contact Embassy of Thailand in Germany.

Sockets & plugs

Adapter required, transformer not needed

Thailand uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type B, Type C and Type F.


Type A
Type B
Type C
Type F


Money

Currency

1.00 THB = €0.020, €1.00 = 37.54 THB

Thailand uses the Thai baht (symbol: ฿), code THB.

Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50 and 20 baht. Baht is subdivided into 100 satangs. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 baht and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 satangs.


Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Thailand. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.


ATMs

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Thailand. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.

You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.


Communications

Internet

28% slower than in Germany

Internet speed in Thailand is on average 9.3 Mbps which is 28% slower than in Germany (12.9 Mbps).

WiFi

WiFi coverage in Thailand is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.


Mobile phone

44% cheaper than in Germany

You can buy a SIM card for about 353.64 THB (€9.41), which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: AIS, TrueMove H or dtac.

Mobile phones

Thailand uses similar GSM mobile networks (GSM 1800, GSM 1900 and GSM 900) as Germany so you should be able to normally use your mobile phone.

Roaming

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Thailand upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Dial code

+66

To call Thailand from Germany, dial + or 00 (exit code for Germany), then 66 (the country code for Thailand), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.

Calling from Germany
+  66 2 1234567
00 66 2 1234567
Local call
02 1234567

For local calls within Thailand, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Health & safety

Vaccinations

Vaccinations listed are recommended

The following vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for your protection and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.


Routine immunizations
Hepatitis A
Typhoid fever

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

Hepatitis B
Japanese Encephalitis
Malaria
Rabies
Yellow Fever

Travel advisories

No country advisories
World-wide advisories

Advisories that are issued on a world-wide level (may not be related to Thailand).

Driving

Road rules

In Thailand you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Speed limits

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas, 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways and 90-120 km/h (55-74 mph) on expressways.

Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.

Other

Emergency numbers

Police
191
Ambulance
1669
Fire department
199

Embassy of Germany in Thailand

Address
Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand