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Why travel to Thailand?

  • Popular with backpackers on a gap year adventure and seasoned travellers out to explore and ‘discover’ the culture and people, Thailand is one of the destinations you head to when you want more from a holiday than just sitting on a beach.
  • Thailand does have some amazing beaches, so you could be forgiven for spending some time there after climbing the mountain ranges or getting lost in the wonders of Bangkok.
  • Around 6 million tourists visit Thailand every year.
  • Experience the ancient capital city of Chiang Mai, beautiful sandy beaches in Phuket and Koh Samui or the nightlife capital Pattaya.

Why do I need Thailand travel insurance?

  • Medical cover - you don't want to end up with a huge bill if you're unwell on your Thai trip 
  • Planning to scuba dive? - get additional cover if you're being adventurous 
  • If you're backpacking - you might want to get insured in case your items are lost or stolen. Check out our backpacker's guide for more information

Get covered for:

  • Adventure activities – be sure to check your policy before scuba diving 
  • Loss/theft – you might want to get your camera, tablet and/or laptop covered
  • Cancellations - Thailand can be hit by freak weather resulting in flight cancellation, so check your policy if you want to be covered for this!

Thailand: Checklist

  • Identification - In Thailand it is requirement to carry a passport with you at all times. However, its a good idea to carry a photocopy of your passport if you don't want to risk it being lost or stolen. When you photocopy your passport make sure you include: the photo and information section, stamped immigration card (that should be stapled into your passport upon your arrival at the airport), as well as the immigration stamp. There have been cases where tourists have been arrested because they failed to provide identification.
  • Vaccinations are recommended, so make sure you contact your GP before travelling to check if you're up to date with your jabs and whether you require any vaccinations.
  • Hiring a vehicle - Driving through Thailand is a great way to get a glimpse of Thai culture and scenery. If you're thinking of hiring a car or a motorbike, make sure you research the area you want to explore and whether the area you're travelling to provides hiring services. Check out our guide to driving in Thailand for more information.

Thailand: Did you know?

  • Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and is the largest urban area of the country. Its name means ‘city of angels’.
  • Top cities to visit in Thailand are Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Ko Samui and Pattaya.
  • Thailand is a hot spot for backpackers and travellers drawn to the country to experience its culture, scenery and nightlife. Particular backpacker highlights include Bangkok's Khaosan Road and the Full Moon Party, held every full moon on the island of Ko Pha Ngan.
  • In Thailand, it is believed that the head is the most important part of the body. Consequently, no one must ever touch another person on the head.
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