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Thailand Visa Rules


To enter Thailand or to get a visa, your passport must have a minimum of six months validity.

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Less than 30 day Stay in Thailand

. You don't need a visa (for most European countries, USA and Australia). You will get a 30 day free stamped visa on arrival.

More than 30 day stay in Thailand

. You need a visa from a Thai embassy. You can get a 2 month tourist visa with two entries, which means you can actually stay 6 months in Thailand with the extensions and Visa-runs

Thai Visa extension

. You will have to provide 2 photos, your passport with your current visa, fill in a form and pay 1,900 Baht.

Get a new Thai visa, VISA-RUN

. You'll have to go to a border to leave the country and come right back to get a brand new visa. Many agencies in Thailand sell "Visa-Run" tickets for the travel trips, travel conditions will vary according to the price.

Overstay in Thailand

. If you overstay your visa, you will have to pay 500 Bahts fine/day. The fine has to be paid on your departure before passport control or when you ask for an extension.
If you get busted by the police on overstay or can not pay the fine at the border, you run the risk of up to 2 years of imprisonment.


Politic in Thailand.


flag of Thailand - travel trips - travel conditions The Flag of Thailand has three colors, blue, white and red. Its design shows 5 horizontal stripes, 1 large blue stripe in the middle, surrounded up and down by two thinner white and red stripes.
Thailand is divided in 76 provinces, each administrated by a governor. The provinces are divided in districts, sub-districts and villages. Rama IX, the King, has no political power as such but he exerts a very strong influence and is respected and loved by all Thai people. The government is run by a group of ministers and an elected Prime Minister.
Check the wikipedia files to learn more about Politics of Thailand

Religion in Thailand.


Theravada Buddhism is the national religion. 95% of Thai people are Buddhists. Other religions like Islam, Catholicism, Hinduism, Taoism are also practised. Islam is well settled in the South of Thailand. There are no religious quarrels in Thailand, except at the Malaysian border, where some groups have run into trouble with the police, but more like small separatist groups than fundamentalist organization.

His Majesty the King of Thailand, Rama IX (Bhumibol Adulyadej)


His Majesty the King is revered like a god. And everyone has to show respect to him.
Thai people recently showed him its veneration and attachement during the celebration of the jubilee, 60 years of reign, in june 2006. And if you see people, especially on monday, wearing yellow shirts, it is a way to pay tribute to their beloved king, as yellow is the color of the Thai Monarchy.

Jetlag in Thailand


Thailand is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT + 7).
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Electricity in Thailand


Electricity is a standard 220 Volts in Thailand. Europeans won't need an adapter as European plugs fit Thai plugs perfectly.


Money in Thailand


Thai money is the Baht (THB).
Check the rate for the Baht in your currency

Banks are open from 08.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays.
Money exchange offices are open 7 days a week, in the main town until 10.00 pm. All foreign currencies are accepted in cash and traveller’s cheques in any bank or exchange office.
Visa card, Mastercard and American Express cards are accepted in all banks and exchange offices...

ATM are now widely available during your travel trips around Thailand.


Post Office


In the big cities, post offices are open between 8.00 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. However, in some remote places they open from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays, and between 8.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Public Telephone


Overseas calls are available in all post offices, hotels and travel agencies as well as street phones (with phone cards or credit cards).

Mobile Phone


To take advantage of the competitive international fees of local providers, you can get SimCards from local phone shops, to put in your mobile. You just refill your credit using pre-paid cards. The discounted international access code is 008 or 009 instead of the + or 001.

Internet


Thailand has numerous Cyber-cafes, making travel conditions more easy in any travel trips to get connected. High speed connection (ASDL) and Wi-Fi is now widely available in many Internet Shops, Hotel and restaurants.



Dangers and annoyances


Except, if you get caught with drug, during travel trips, Thailand travel conditions are safe. Apart from the drugs risks, during travel trips, there are scams, especially in Bangkok, but everybody knows about them... check here to learn the latest information about Bangkok scams.


Police


If you run into problems during your travel trips and have to go to the police, first, you'll have to go to the Tourist Police. They speak English and are dedicated to foreigners. Then you'll have to go to the Royal Thai Police with the form from the tourist police. But in normal travel conditions it won’t happen.
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