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Be very careful in Thailand about the potential for riots and the risk of terrorism, even in Bangkok and Phuket. Always take care of your own protection. Monitors your area' s network for potential new vulnerabilities. In these areas there is a high level of persistent force, which includes assaults and bombing, leading to almost every day death and injury.
Order and law and order and terrorist acts remain a risk throughout Thailand. Refer to Health and Human Resources. Heavy windstorms and common seaside floodings, which include torrential waters, can happen in Thailand without caution. Rainy seasons in northern and northern Thailand last from May to October. Supervise your communications and meteorological activities and comply with the advice of your city.
Refer to Health and Human Services. The rental of Jetskis has led to harassments and violent attacks by Jetskiers, especially in Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Refer to Health and Human Services. Refer to Health and Human Services. Fraud and more serious crime are taking place in Thailand. Eating and drinking takes place near favourite backpacking locations.
Refer to Health and Human Services. Militiament agencies may limit open meetings and expressions of opinion and require other safeguards. When you travel to Thailand for tourist purposes, you may be entitled to a temporary waiver that allows you to travel to Thailand for a certain time without obtaining a prior written confirmation. Please consult the closest Thai embassy or consulate for up-to-date information.
Australian Embassy cannot help you obtain travel authorizations or visas, prolongation of your passport or work permit for Thailand (or other countries). Make sure that you obtain your passports, travel and residence extension from the Thailand migration services or a Thailand embassy or consulate. They may be excluded from re-entering Thailand. You can be blacklisted by the Thailand government, which means you can never go back to Thailand.
Thailand is pursuing the perpetrators proactively. A number of over-the-counter medicines available in Australia are regulated drugs in Thailand, even if administered by an Australian physician. When you are planning to take either over the counter or over the counter medicines to Thailand, please check with the nearest embassy or consulate in Thailand to verify that it is lawful. A number of companies (including colleges, gyms, security marketers, forex dealers, modeling firms and venues) have not agreed on a work permit.
For stays longer than 90 nights, let the Thai Immigration Bureau know your home town. It is possible that you may be denied boarding or you may not be permitted to fly to Thailand if your valid identity card is less than six-month. When you are obliged to surrender your pass, please turn to the embassy.
When in Australia, please consult the Australia Passport Information Service. When you are abroad, please consult the closest Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. Thailand's main Thai Baht (THB) is its national currencies. There is no problem exchanging Australia for THB in touristic places and big city. There may be volatility in the financial markets.
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), which came to power in May 2014 in a major armed conflict, controls Thailand. There have been several anti-coup protests since the attempted takeover in Bangkok and other parts of Thailand, also in tourist areas. Militias maintain extensive authority, which includes the authority to limit the right of assemblies and the right of freedom of expression.
Militaries have tried to stop protesters from assembling by limiting accessibility to some areas, as well as the large commercial and hospitality areas in the centre of Bangkok. Bureaucracies used lachrymal gases, sprinklers and gum shells to monitor outbreaks. Respect formal alerts and comply with the instructions of your city. A continuing conflict is raging between Thailand and Cambodia over the common frontier.
These include hostilities between the Myanmar army and militarized ethnical groups, as well as conflicts between Thailand's police force and militarized criminals such as drugs mongers. When travelling to this region: Take the formal alerts seriously and comply with the directions of your city. Avoid travelling to or from the Thailand - Malaysia borders.
These include travelling by rail or by car between Thailand and Malaysia. In the four most southern counties (Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla) there is a high level of force, which results in almost every day in fatalities and injury, as well as in terrorist acts and bombing. An Australian was one of seven casualties in a bombing explosion in Yala County in May 2007.
If you choose to spend time in the south of the province despite our counselling, make sure that you have adequate protection. Terrorism, bombing included, is possible at any time, anywhere, even in Bangkok and Phuket. There are also stories that terrorism is targeting a number of destinations, some of which are visited by visitors and migrants.
Thailand's government has repeatedly issued warnings about the potential for bomb attacks on emblematic days or public holiday days. Several of the ignition points of the EEDs were ignited in places visited by tourism, such as Hua Hin, Patong Beach and Loma Park in Phuket, Phang Nga, Trang and Surat Thani. In recent years, a number of other IED events have occurred in Bangkok and other areas visited by overseas visitors.
The National Theatre and two military hospitals in Bangkok were attacked separately in May 2017, injuring 24 and 2 more. A detonation charge exploded in the waters below the Taksin Bridge (Saphan Taksin), near the most important Bangkok tourism crossing station (Sathorn Pier) on August 18, 2015. In a bombing of the Erawan ship in Chidlom in the centre of Bangkok on 17 August 2015, 20 persons were murdered and more than 120 wounded.
Think of places that could be targeted by terrorists and the levels of safety when designing your work. When you go to a congested location or other possible destination, you have a clear emergency phase-out schedule in the case of a safety situation. Respect formal alerts and comply with the directions of your city.
Violence and other serious criminal acts are a major issue in parts of Thailand. These kinds of felonies happen near beloved backpackers and tourism resorts such as the Khao San Road in Bangkok and the night-time recreation areas in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket. Prevent the use of home-made or home-made drinks, as they can be made with narcotics or toxic agents that could make you susceptible to delinquents.
When planning to attend a sandboardparty, think about your own security concerns with caution. When you become a subject of violence, as well as rapes, consult a doctor immediately - HIV/AIDS is widespread. Foreign nationals, one of them an Aussie traveller, were murdered in these atrocities. Keep other items of value, such as your pass, in a safe place.
A lot of Australians are victims of frauds in Thailand. Australia continues to face bullying and violent attacks from jetskiers on touristic shores, particularly in Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Occasionally, a gang has been threatening to use force, even knife wounds. There is a risk of cheating on cards and ATMs, using "skimming" terminals that can save cardholder ID.
Please consult the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for formal tips on buying jewelry and gemstones. The Australians have been losing large amounts of cash through counterfeit investments, real estate rentals and timeshare programs, even in Phuket. When you are planning to make an acquisition in real estate (including time) in Thailand, you should thoroughly examine the vendor and the real estate before concluding a contract.
Observe the Thai law and traditions. Security levels you can rely on from transportation and travel agencies, as well as adventurous activity (e.g. dive, safari elephants, bungy jumping), are not always fulfilled. Appropriate security devices must not be provided. Servicing and security measures can be ignored. When planning to take part in adventurous activities: Always use available seat belts or life jackets, even if others do not.
In the absence of appropriate security gear, contact another supplier. Heavy currents (cracks) are frequent in the coast and many international visitors flooded, even in tourist areas such as Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui. Be especially careful when you swim in the coast during the November-March in Koh Samui and in the southeast of the Thai half island and May-October in the remainder of Thailand, which includes Phuket.
In case of doubts, ask the locals before you go for it. It is customary for handrails on staircases and balcony to be lower than the default level in Australia. Keep a clear and lawful separation when watching game, sea creatures and wildlife. Observe the rules of the reserve and the recommendations of the supervisors. Thailand has one of the highest death toll rate from road accidents in the hemisphere.
Their deaths in a car crash in Thailand are almost seven-fold more frequent than in Australia. Traffic deaths are frequent, even in holiday areas such as Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui. Especially risky are the streets during vacations like Songkran (Thai New Year), when the consumption of drinking and traffic jams are higher than before.
The best thing to do is to bring an international drivers license in one. Do not use any vehicle that is not subject to your Australia license. According to Thai legislation, motorcyclists and co-drivers must be wearing a hard hat. This embassy is not in a position to help with the settlement talks. There are likely restrictions or disclaimers in your Australia trip policy that you must observe before renting a motorbike.
When renting a motorbike, please make sure that you are insured and ask for information about any limitations. Prior to renting a motorbike, please make sure that the landlord has taken out fully collision damage waiver coverage, also for the motorbike. State-approved, measured cabs are generally secure and comfortable, but be aware of possible fraud and security threats.
Phuket and some other parts of Thailand do not measure cabs and tuk-tuks and rates can be determined according to the driving time. Phuket tuk-tuk riders can become aggressively, sometimes violently, in case of disagreement over tariffs or itineraries. Phuket may have taxicab and tuk-tuk riders working in certain areas.
When you are implicated in a serious or acts of violence affecting a cab or touk touc operator, inform the locals. Thailand has a sophisticated municipal transportation system, although dependability and security may differ according to the type of transportation. Skytrain and the Bangkok subway are safe, secure and effective.
For information on criminality in mass transit, see Trafficability. In recent years there have been a number of rail disruptions, for example on the Bangkok-Chiang Mai line. Australis have been assassinated and wounded in maritime disasters, also near Koh Samui. A number of recent reports of emergencies on Phuket ships and shuttles.
Make sure that each vessel or vessel you intend to take on the vessel carries appropriate security gear, which includes sufficient lifevests for the people. Ask your travel agent or your local Fährleitung if appropriate security measures are available. On the website of the aviation security network you will find information about flight security in Thailand. In Bangkok there is an important traffic junction for airlines.
New Bangkok is the major hub for both national and foreign services to Bangkok. We recommend that you travel three and a half hour before your planned flight leaves. They will be punished by the law and punishment locally, even those that seem tough by Aussie standards. 3.
Ask about your travel arrangements, especially for a longer sojourn. Thailand's government may carry out random sampling of illicit narcotics, particularly in areas visited by tourism. According to Thailand's legislation, the public authority has the right to request piss from persons under suspicion of taking illicit narcotics. When asked to provide a urinalysis test, ask your consent to call the Embassy or the Tourist Information Department (telephone 1155) for English-speaking officials.
obey the instructions of the locals. This punishment also applies to persons under 18 years of age who are subjected to trials in Thailand's youth courts, as well as imprisonment in a youth or adulthood jail. Capital punishment can be passed for assassination, tried assassination, violation, rape, crime against the state, inclusive of betrayal, and certain violations against the state.
In Thailand the following activites are illegal: Tobacco on the beach in certain touristic areas, among them in the following provinces: Koh Samui, Pattaya, Phuket, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chon Buri and Songkhla. A number of crimes are committed abroad. When you are a double citizen, please check with your local Thai embassy or consulate before travelling.
A deliberate disregard of regional practices can lead to serious violations. In Thai civilization, showing the sole of the foot or contacting the scalp is an insult. Observe your own practices and be careful not to slander them. In case of any doubts, you should consult us on site. Before you leave, take out full traveller's health insurances to pay for your health expenses abroad, which include medevac.
When you need advice abroad, call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305 and ask for a consultation with a Lifeline consultant by phone. A number of prescriptions available in Australia are regulated in Thailand, even if administered by an Australian physician. There are also limitations on some over-the-counter medicines available in Australia, as well as code-containing medicines.
When you plan to take either over the counter or over the counter medicines to Thailand, you should check with a Thai embassy or consulate to verify that they are legitimate. Ask your Australian physician for alternative medicines if your drug is unlawful in Thailand. The Zika viral spread is underway in Thailand. A number of cases have been brought to light, in Bangkok and elsewhere.
Australia's Ministry of Health recommends that expectant mothers should consult their doctors about all their itineraries and postpone unnecessary trips to the affected areas. In the Zika Viral Report of the Ministry of Health, further information is given to all travelers on how to minimize the risk of Zika VIR. The dengue temperature is particularly frequent in Thailand during the wet seasons (November-March in Koh Samui and in the southeast of the Thai mainland and May-October in the remainder of Thailand, which include Phuket), which peak in July and August.
Recently, the Thailand government has announced an escalation of the incidence of dengue fevers and a number of fatalities. Every year, Australia's public healthcare agencies reports a number of cases of dementia among Australians who return from Thailand. There are also other insect-borne infectious disease (including Chikungunyafever, JE and filariasis) in many areas. Protecting yourself from mosquito-borne diseases: If you are preggers, postpone unnecessary trips to the areas affected by Zika, up to and including Bangkok.
A small number of cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been reported in Thailand since June 2015 among tourists coming to Thailand from the Middle East. You may be screened if you come to Thailand from an affected state ((including Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran, Jordan and South Korea).
Excessive drinking and drug use also present other short- and long-term threats to human well-being and security. Providing healthcare can be very costly and fines for violations in Thailand can be high. HIV/AIDS infections in Thailand are high. Consult your retailer or your hotels about swimming season, avoiding stinging and other hazards.
They are found in bitches, apes, bats as well as other mammals in Thailand. Aquatic, alimentary, parasitic as well as other communicable illnesses (including TB, chronic liver disease, liver disease, leptospirosis and typhus ) occur infrequently. Thailand's Bangkok and other Thai towns suffer from high atmospheric contamination, which can worsen bronchia, sinuses or bronchitis.
Fog, which normally appears in parts of northern and northeastern Thailand from March to April, can also worsen these circumstances. Stay up to date with the recommendations of your city. Get doctor's attention for appropriate precaution. World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged the death of people from bird flu in Thailand. Severe diseases and injuries can usually be dealt with in Bangkok's and other major cities' hospital and clinics.
Divecompression rooms are close to some of the most famous diving spots in Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Phuket, Pattaya and Bangkok. Medicinal travel, also for beauty and gender changes, is widely used in Thailand. Heavy windstorms and major saisonal floodings, which include torrential waters, can happen in Thailand without prior notice. Rainy seasons in northern and northern Thailand last from May to October.
Never walk into areas affected by floods or landslips without consulting your area' s government. Obey the directions and recommendations of the locals. In case of a catastrophe: obey the orders of the city. The latest information on the quake can be found on the website of the Thai Meteorological Department. In the event of an emergency, please observe the above information for possible catastrophes.
Oceania can suffer tidal waves, but Thailand and its neighbors have common quakes that make devastating tidal waves more likely. In the event of a tidal wave or tidal wave alert, please observe the instructions for disaster situations above. The best way to get in touch with your hosts, your relatives, your buddies, your travel agency, your health insurer, your employers or your airlines is to start with what you need.
If you have any complaint about tourist goods or tourist information, please do not hesitate to ask your local tourist information office. If you need help with your consignment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us: The Embassy website provides information on opening times and closing times, which can have an impact on the performance of your work. In the event that you cannot reach the Embassy in a consular situation, please call the Embassy's Australian Embassy at +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135.