Travel advice for Thailand.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Thailand.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Baht THB

Currency exchange rate

THB 100 = ~ CHF 3.30 ; CHF 1 = ~ THB 30.30 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

  • Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 6 h / + 5 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Thai

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Bangkok

Country code for calling Switzerland

001 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 30 days.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Bangkok, 35 North Wireless Road
Tel. +66 2 674 69 00

Opening hours

Banks

9.30 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

10.00 - 22.00 h (daily)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • International driver's license required.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation
  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas. 

  • Bangkok, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pattaya, Phuket, Samui: no risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

Special legal regulations

  • Criticism of the royal family or of Buddhism strictly prohibited.

  • Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

Cultural characteristics

Thailand is a Buddhist country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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