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Thailand Travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings

Thailand Travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Thailand, the following infectious diseases, which are rarely or rarely widespread in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria, there is a high risk of malaria in some areas. Exceptions are: Bangkok, Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Chiang Rai, Phuket and Ko Samui. About 50-60% of the infections occur with the dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Schistosomiasis, caused by parasites that live in freshwater
  • Lyme disease, as a result of infections after tick bites
  • Chikungunya, a serious viral infection that is not fatal for a healthy adult human and is transmitted by the mosquito "Aedes albopictus" (tiger mosquito). The name of the disease comes from the East African Swahili (Kisuaheli) language and roughly means "who walks crookedly".
  • Cholera, a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or food.
  • dengue fever
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoeba, lamblia, salmonella, shigella and worm infestation, as well as all kinds of viruses and bacteria.
  • Filariasis
  • Typhus
  • Early summer meningo encephalitis as a result of tick bites
  • Hepatitis A and B, infection with hepatitis B, is only to be expected in people who come into contact with blood or who have sexual contact with local residents.
  • Japan encephalitis
  • Polio, polio
  • Lambliasis
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Typhoid fever, an infection risk only exists for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Vaccination recommendations

When traveling to Thailand, the following vaccinations recommended:

  • Cholera, only for travelers who come in contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Diphtheria, a vaccination against diphtheria should always be carried out.
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B, vaccination against hepatitis B, is only required for people who come into contact with blood or who have sexual contact with local people.
  • Japan encephalitis
  • Polio, polio, vaccination against polio should always be carried out.
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Tetanus, a vaccination against tetanus, should always be carried out.
  • Typhoid, only for travelers who come in contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Compulsory vaccination

There is a compulsory vaccination against yellow fever for all persons older than one year and arriving from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO.

Yellow fever vaccination of children

For vaccination of children, the following must be stated:

Vaccination against yellow fever can cause dangerous side effects such as B. Inflammation of the brain (encephalitis). Around two thirds of those affected are children under six months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. Children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, you should not travel to yellow fever infection areas with small children.

The vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling to the malaria areas of Thailand, it is highly recommended to undergo malaria prophylaxis. If the side effects appear questionable to you, you should at least have an emergency preparation ("stand-by preparation") with you.

Thailand: Embassies, Consulates and Tourist Office

Visit Countryaah for a full list of Thailand embassies and consulates in each country around the world.

Thailand embassies and consulates

Representations of Thailand in Germany

The building of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand is located on Lepsiusstraße - corner Muthesiusstraße in Berlin's Steglitz-Zehlendorf district. The embassy includes a modern building directly on the street and an older villa-like building that is set back a little.

Lepsiusstraße is a cross street of Grunewaldstraße, which in turn is a cross street of the shopping and business street "Schloßstraße". The next underground station is the station "Schloßstraße" of the U 9, which runs between the stations "Rathaus Steglitz" and "Osloer Straße".

Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Berlin

Lepsiusstrasse 64-66

12163 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30 - 79 48 10

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30 - 79 48 15 11

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.thaiembassy. de

Consulate General of the Kingdom of Thailand

Kennedyallee 109

60596 Frankfurt/M

Tel: 0049 - (0) 69 - 69 86 82 05

Fax: 0049 - (0) 69 - 69 86 82 28

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Thailand

An der Alster 85

20099 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 - (0) 40 - 24 83 91 18

Fax: 0049 - (0) 40 - 24 83 92 06

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Thailand

Rüttenscheider Strasse 199

45131 Essen

Tel: 0049 - (0) 201 - 95 97 93 34

Fax: 0049 - (0) 201 - 95 97 94 45

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Thailand

Prinzenstr. 13

80639 Munich

Tel: 0049 - (0) 89 - 16 89 78 8

Fax: 0049 - (0) 89 - 13 07 13 81

German representations in Thailand

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangkok

9 South Sathorn Rd., Yannawa

Bangkok 10120

Tel: 0066 - (0) 2 - 287 90 00

Fax: 0066 - (0) 2 - 287 17 76

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.bangkok.diplo.de

Consulates

German Honorary Consulate in Chiang Mai

199/163 Moo 3, Baan Nai Fun 2, Kan Klong Chonpratan Road

Tambon Mae Hia, Amphoe Muang, Chiang Mai 50100

Tel: 0066 - (0) 53 - 83 87 35

Fax: 0066 - (0) 53 - 83 87 35

Email: [email protected]

German Honorary Consulate on Phukat

100/425 Chalermprakiat R. 9 Road

Rassada/Phuket Town 83000

Tel: 0066 - (0) 76 - 61 04 07

Fax: 0066 - (0) 76 - 61 04 08

Email: [email protected]

www.deutscheskonsulatphuket.com

German Honorary Consulate in Pattaya

504/526 Moo 10, Soi 17, 2nd Road

Pattaya City, 20150 Chonburi

Tel: 0066 - (0) 38 - 71 36 13

Fax: 0066 - (0) 38 - 71 36 14

E-Mail: [email protected]

Austrian representations in Thailand

Austrian Embassy in Bangkok

14, Soi Nandha, off Soi 1, Sathorn Tai Road

Bangkok 10120

Tel: 0066 - (0) 2 - 303 62 57

Fax: 0066 - (0) 2 - 303 62 60

Email: bangkok-ob @ bmeia. gv.at

Web: www.aussenministerium.at/bangkok

Konsulate

Austrian Honorary Consulate

15 Moo1, Huay Kaew Road, Tambon Chang Puak, Muang District

Chiang Mai 50300

Tel: 0066 - (0) 53 - 40 02 31

Fax: 0066 - (0) 53 - 40 02 32

E-Mail: austriancon_cm @ hotmail. com

Austrian Honorary Consulate

504/526 Moo 10, Soi 17, 2nd Road, Pattaya City

Chonburi 20150

Tel: 0066 - (0) 38 - 71 36 13

Fax: 0066 - (0) 38 - 71 36 14

E-Mail: info @ pattayarentaroom. com

Austrian Honorary Consulate

2 Moo 4, Wirathongyok Road, Wichit, Muang

83000 Phuket

Tel: 0066 - (0) 76 - 248 334-6

Fax: 0066 - (0) 76 - 248 337

E-Mail: [email protected]

h.wanida @ gmail.com

Representations of Thailand in Austria

Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Vienna

Cottagegasse 48

1180 Vienna

Tel: 0043 - (0) 1 - 478 33 35

Fax: 0043 - (0) 1 - 478 29 07

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Thailand

Koch-Sternfeld-Gasse 7

5020 Salzburg

Tel: 0043 - (0) 662 - 840 020 0

Fax: 0043 - (0) 662 - 840 020 1

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Thailand

Rieggasse 44

6850 Dornbirn

Tel: 0043 - (0) 5572 - 25 61 46

Fax: 0043 - (0) 5572 - 25 61 46

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Thailand

Bozner Platz 2

6021 Innsbruck

Tel: 0043 - (0) 512 - 58 04 61

Fax: 0043 - (0) 512 - 57 72 50

Swiss representations in Thailand

Swiss Embassy in Bangkok

35 North Wireless Road

Bangkok 10330

Tel: 0066 - (0) 2 - 674 69 00

Fax: 0066 - (0) 2 - 674 69 01

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://www.eda.admin.ch/bangkok

The Swiss embassy in Thailand is still responsible for:

  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar

Representations of Thailand in Switzerland

Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Bern

Kirchstrasse 56

3097 Bern-Liebefeld

Tel: 0041 - (0) 31 - 970 30 30/-31/-32/-33/-34

Fax: 0041 - (0) 31 - 970 30 35

Email: [email protected]

Consulates

Consulate General of the Kingdom of Thailand in Basel

Aeschenvorstadt 71

4010 Basel

Tel: 0041 - (0) 61 - 206 45 65

Fax: 0041 - (0) 61 - 206 45 46

Email: [email protected]

Web: www.thai-consulatebasel.ch

Consulate General of the Kingdom of Thailand in Zurich

Löwenstrasse 42

8001 Zurich

Tel: 0041 - (0) 43 - 344 70 00

Fax: 0041 - (0) 43 - 344 70 01

Consulate General of the Kingdom of Thailand in Geneva

Rue de Lyon 75

1211 Geneva 13

Tel: 0041 - (0) 22 - 311 07 23

Fax: 0041 - (0) 22 - 345 12 08

Web: www.thaiconsulate.ch

Tourist office

Tourism Authority of Thailand

1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathevi

Bangkok 10400

Tel: 0066 - (0) 2 - 250 55 00

Web: www.tourismthailand.org

Thai Tourist Office in Germany

Bethmannstr. 58

60311 Frankfurt/M.

Tel: 0049 - (0) 69 - 138 139 0

Fax: 0049 - (0) 69 - 138 139 50

Email: [email protected]

www.thailandtourismus.de

Thailand: entry and exit regulations

A visa is not required for German citizens for stays in Thailand of up to 30 days. In this case, entry is only permitted if a confirmed onward or return ticket is presented in addition to the passport, which must be valid for at least six months. This residence permit cannot be extended.

The German child ID card is not recognized in Thailand. Children are only allowed to enter with their own passport. If children are only entered in their parents' passport, difficulties can arise when entering the country. Minors traveling alone require an official declaration of consent from the legal guardian.

German citizens who want to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days need a visa, which must be issued by a Thai diplomatic mission before entering the country. For stays of up to 60 days it is a tourist visa, for stays of up to 90 days it is a non-immigrant visa. Both can be extended by 30 days each. Extensions are possible at the Thai Bureau of Immigration or at the border crossings.

Formalities, visas

Issuing of visas in Germany

Embassy

Visa Department of the Royal Thai Embassy

Lepsiusstrasse 64-66

D-12163 Berlin

Tel: 0049 - (0) 30-79 4810

Fax: 0049 - (0) 30-79 481511

Import and export of foreign currency

  • Local

    currency There is no limit to the local currency, the Baht, but only up to 20,000 Baht per person without prior approval.

  • Foreign currencies

    There are no restrictions on foreign currency.

Departure fee

In many countries, a fee must be paid when leaving the country. When leaving Thailand, this fee is 500 baht.

Import and export of goods

The export of certain antiques (e.g. Buddha statues) from Thailand is only permitted with the permission of the Fine Arts Department. A leaflet with further information is available at the embassy.

The import and export of narcotics, pornographic documents, weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected by the Washington Species Protection Act or leather products made from these animals (e.g. elephants, snakes, crocodiles) and ivory is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.

Items of personal use such as clothing and cosmetics in appropriate quantities (200 cigarettes, 250g tobacco and one liter of wine or spirits) may be imported duty-free. One film camera and/or one camera and five rolls of film per camera / machine can be imported duty-free. Additional devices must be declared upon entry; a customs fee of 40% of the total value is levied on additional film material.

Traveling with pets

For the owners of dogs and other animals, when traveling abroad, the question arises whether they can even take their animals with them to the chosen travel destination, and if that is possible, then of course the question of the respective applicable conditions arises. Here with us you will find all the important information on this topic, seriously researched at the embassies, the Foreign Office or the ADAC.

Pets that are to be imported into Thailand require an official health certificate. This must confirm that the animal does not suffer from any infectious diseases and contain information on the sex, breed, age and color of the pet.

All pets must have been vaccinated against rabies at least 15 days prior to entry. In addition, it must be ensured that the animal has not come into contact with the rabies pathogen in the past three years. All animals may have stayed in their country of origin for at least six months prior to entry.

Dogs must also be vaccinated against leptospirosis. A general entry ban applies to Pitbull Terriers and Staffordshire Terriers.

It is recommended that you contact the airport prior to arriving in Thailand to arrange for pets to be imported.

Thailand: currency, shopping and exchange rate

The national currency of Thailand is the

Baht (THB) = 100 Satang.

The following banknotes are valid and in circulation in the country:

  • 20th
  • 50
  • 100
  • 500
  • 1000 baht

Exchange rate

You can find a currency converter here:

www3.forium.de

Bank opening hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Shop

Shop opening times

In Thailand there are no regular shop opening times, which is why many shops and markets are open every day from morning to late evening.

Monday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs

In addition to Thai handicrafts such as carvings, furniture, jewelry, ceramic products, fabrics and silver goods, certain luxury items (clothing, glasses, sneakers, etc.) can be bought cheaply. Haggling over the selling price is part of every purchase in Thailand.

 

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