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For the latest information on visas, please check the website of the Royal Embassy of Thailand. US citizens arriving in Thailand for less than 30 nights do not need a visas. Passports must be in force at least six month after your arrival in Thailand. Thailand immigrant officers or airlines can ask for your round-trip tickets.
Travellers on holiday, U.S. administration staff, schoolteachers, pensioners and those wishing to remain longer than 30 nights should contact the Royal Thai Embassy for information on this. You will be penalised if you exceed your minimum requirement. They can also be imprisoned, apprehended, deported at their own cost and excluded from re-entry to Thailand.
It is highly recommended that you have a copy of your U.S. citizenship card and your present Thai visas to prevent imprisonment by the Thai immigrant authorities. Thailand's entry/exit information is subject at any time to correction without prior notification. The most up-to-date information can be found in the Thai Embassy and Consulate Directory and the Royal Thai Policy Immigration Bureau.
For more information on vaccination and other healthcare arrangements, please visit the CDC website. Several HIV/AIDS travel requirements apply to foreigners and tourists in Thailand. Before you travel, please check with the Royal Thai Embassy. Information on double citizenship, the avoidance of the kidnapping of children and custom duties can be found on our website.
Regular violent attacks in Thailand are still a problem. US nationals may find an increased US army force throughout Thailand. US nationals are recommended to be vigilant, cautious and to watch the global and Thailand press. Prevent areas where there are protests, rallies, large meetings or safety measures, and comply with all orders and limitations issued by your city.
Protests or demonstrations in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate may restrict the entry and function of the Embassy and Consulate. Bangkok's website, Facebook and Tweets pages and the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai's website, Facebook and Tweets pages publish information about regional incidents that may influence the Embassy's work.
Log in to the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to get secure notifications. Wide southern Thailand: Periodical acts of force, mainly against the interests of the regime through a local uprising, continue to compromise peace and stability in the most southern of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla states. U.S. administration has limitations on providing U.S. nationals in these counties with assistance in case of emergencies.
Travels of U.S. federal personnel to the area must be verified and authorized in prior. To learn more about U.S. citizens' global terrorism threat and the measures to be taken in response to these threat, see Global Cautiousness. In Thailand there are cases of pickpocketing, pickpocketing and theft.
There are, however, killings, rape and attacks against foreign nationals. Sexual assault, perpetrated either by Thais or foreign nationals, is most common at political events, in pubs, nightclubs, on the beach or in remote/isolated areas. If you travel alone, be careful, be close to other travellers and make sure your boyfriends or relatives know how to reach you.
Rent fraud occurs in Thailand. There have been bizarre bar-tab fraud in Thailand. A number of pubs and event locations demand a high price for beverages or unannounced coverage and are threatening with force if you do not use it. Reporting a crime to the district law enforcement by phoning 191 or the tourist squad at 1155 and contacting the US Embassy at +66 (0) 2-205-4000 or the consulate at +(66) (53) 107-777.
Keep in mind that only the authorities at your location have the power to inquire into and pursue a felony. Information on the victims' compensatory programmes in the USA: US citizens who have been subjected to internal scandals can ask the embassy or consulate for help. More information: Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to get alerts and facilitate location in an incident.
Useful travel advice can be found under Safe Travelling Abroad. They are governed by your country's legislation when you travel abroad. You may be deported, apprehended or incarcerated if you break the law, even inadvertently. In the event of your arrest or detention, ask the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to be notified immediately.
For more information, please visit our website. Lése majeur (Royal Insult): Criticism or defamation of the King's household will be punished with a custodial term of imprisonment of up to 15 years per offence. For example, the deliberate ripping of Thai banknotes bearing a picture of the king can be regarded as a mildly majestic offence.
Betrayal of prostitutes is against the law in Thailand. They are hesitant to interfere in internal affairs. The Family Services Emergency Line can be called at 1300 from any Thai number. Adventurous travel, such as zipping, bungyumping, mountaineering and off-roading, is a favourite in Thailand. Travellers should review the operator's security logs.
Possession of counterfeit or pirate goods is a felony in Thailand. You can find more information on the website of the US Department of Justice. Religious travellers: The LGBTI travellers: We are not aware of any statutory limitations on same-sex relationships or the organisation of LGBTI meetings in Thailand. LGBTI groups have reported, however, that in the case of gender offences, they have a tendency to play down the rights of LGBTI victimry.
For more information, please see our LGBTI Travel Information page and Section 6 of our Human Rights Disclosure. Travellers who need help with accessibility: Pavements and crossroads are not suited for travellers with problems of movement. Please see our page International Student and FBI Travel Advice. Travellers: Please see our travel advice for women.
In Thailand's metropolitan areas, health care is generally sufficient. Before you travel you should talk to your doctor on the spot and also inform yourself about CDC's medicinal travel. On our website you will find further information about the foreign insurers. Don't send any medication to Thailand without first acknowledging that it may be imported into the state.
Here you will find information on custom and approval from the Thai custom and the Thai Food and Drug Administration. Royal Thai Goverment is reporting ambient temperature information from measuring sites across the country. By 2016, Khon Kaen, Chiang Mai, Nan, Lampang, Bangkok and Samut Sakhon were 15% above Thai authorities' standard for particulates (PM 2.5).
For further information on health: State of the roads and safety: There are widespread car crashes in Thailand. Thailand had one of the world's highest death toll in 2015, according to the WHO. Frenzy, ruthless driving and non-compliance with other rules are usual in all areas of Thailand. Take a footbridge to walk across the street where there is one, which includes the U.S. Embassy on Wireless Street and Sukhumvit Street, where many walkers were murdered and several U.S. residents seriously wounded.
In the event of a road injury, you should consult your insurer for advice on how to deal with the other side and the policy. In Bangkok there is also an ample system of busses, but busses can be crowded and are often used without consideration for the people. Motorbike taxes, tuk-tuks, bike-rikschas, and pick-up-truks are often the only possibilities for travellers without their own board.
For more information, please visit our road traffic security page. Railway safety: Flight Safety: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ruled that the Thai civil airline authority's administration does not comply with the International Civil Organization (ICAO) security standard for the supervision of the operation of Thai airlines. For more information, please visit the FAA page on safe evaluation.