To travel to Thailand (from WHO website)

If you are traveling to Thailand, please visit Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health’s website; from here you will find Thailand Ministry of Public Health travel advisories and other useful information.

You may also consult the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Press Releases and Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand. ICAO also updates Global COVID-19 airports status. They also provide useful information for travelers.

For general information on travel, please visit WHO global travel advice regarding COVID-19 page.

If your travel plans include Thailand or Southeast Asia, we would like to share with you the following information and recommendations for you to consider:

Before traveling

• Make sure that you have the latest information on areas where COVID-19 is spreading. You can find this at COVID-19 situation reports
• Please check with your airline and the websites of the health ministries of your country of residence the country you are visiting and any countries you will be traveling through. Travel bans, restrictions and requirements vary greatly, they can change quickly and are determined by national governments, not by the World Health Organization.
• If you are visiting Thailand, please visit the WHO Thailand website for the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand.
• Based on the latest information, you should assess the benefits and risks related to upcoming travel plans.
• You should avoid travel to a COVID-19-affected area if you are considered at higher risk of becoming infected (e.g. older persons and those with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung diseases and other chronic illnesses).
• If you are traveling to an affected area, you should consider talking about the risks of COVID-19 with a qualified health professional (e.g. your health care provider or local public health authority) before departure. You should also be aware of specific health risks and considerations for Thailand and other tropical areas (sun protection, malaria, dengue fever, etc).
• Include in your travel bag small bottles (under 100 CL) of alcohol-based hand rub. This can facilitate regular hand-washing.
• Make sure you have adequate medical insurance cover


While traveling and after arrival at your destination:

• Airports and air and ground travel can often be very crowded. Wash your hands regularly and if possible, stay at least one meter away from people who are coughing or sneezing
• Ensure you know what to do and who to contact if you feel ill while traveling.
• Ensure that you comply with instructions from local authorities where you are traveling, including providing your contact details and travel information if requested. You should comply with local restrictions on travel, movement or large gatherings.


When you return from traveling:

• When you return from a COVID-19-affected area, you should monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days, including taking your temperature twice a day.
• If you develop even a mild cough or low-grade fever (i.e. a temperature of 37.3 C or more) you should stay at home and self-isolate. This means avoiding close contact (one meter or nearer) with other people, including family members. You should also telephone your healthcare provider or the local public health department, giving them details of your recent travel and symptoms.


CLIMATE

There are typical three seasons in Thailand. Typical duration and temperature are as follows:
1. Rainy season (June to October) with monthly average temperature ranging between 24-32 degrees Celsius
2. Summer (March to May) with temperatures ranging between 30-38 degrees Celsius
3. Winter (November to February) with temperature in the range of 10-22 degree Celsius.
The annual average temperature of Bangkok is around 28 degrees Celsius, with an average humidity of 60%. An umbrella may be useful for intermittent showers common to the city.


TIME ZONE

The time in Thailand is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7).


CLOTHING

Clothing made of light fabrics, such as cotton, linen, is best suitable for outdoors in our warm and humid climate. For formal occasions, a jacket and tie or Thai official dress (with short or long sleeves) is encouraged for men. A comfortable Blouse or trouser suit is encouraged for female participants.


VISA

Citizens of selected countries, holding valid passports or travel documents, are entitled to visit Thailand for the purpose of pleasure for a period of 30 days without applying for a visa. Citizens of an additional set of countries may apply for a 30-day visa upon arrival. However, please check with the Royal Thai Embassy nearest you for up to date information. If a visa is needed, please ensure that your visa application is approved prior to your departure. http://www.mfa.go.th


CREDIT CARDS

Major credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, and Visa are widely used and accepted. A 3-5 percent additional charge may be applied in some stores. Please double check with individual stores prior to use.


LANGUAGE

The conference will be conducted in English. In Thailand, Thai is the official language, while English is mandatory subject in public schools. Given Thailand’s travel industry has a big impact on economy, Englishis widely spoken and understood in business and tourist areas. Visitors will find English and a select few European languages spoken in most hotels, shops and restaurants in major tourist destinations throughout the country.Most highway signage is in both English and Thai.