5 Facts You Should Know Before Travelling to Thailand

Are you planning a trip to Thailand? We have five important facts that you should know before jetting off to this beautiful country. 

We’re here to help you stay safe before, during, and after your trip. 

1. You need vaccines

Consider getting the following vaccines for your trip: 

  • hepatitis A
  • hepatitis B
  • tetanus
  • rabies
  • Japanese encephalitis.

2. Take a tummy kit

Thai food is simply glorious, but you should pack a kit in your luggage in case you  suffer from traveller’s diarrhoea.  

3. Beware of the heat

Temperatures in Thailand can reach up to 40ºC in the summer months, so make sure that you pack a hat, sunglasses and a high-factor sunscreen. 

Hydration is also important – drink plenty of water and avoid the midday sun.

4. Take care on the beach

Thai beaches are some of the best in the world, but they pose dangers too:

  • check boats have life rafts 
  • take buoyancy aids, especially for children
  • wear foot protection on the sands.

5. Be cautious with sexual health

Thailand has a notorious sex tourism industry – you need to be wary of sexual health risks. Always use protection and get a sexual health screening before and after your trip. 

Come and see us

A travel health nurse will carry out a risk assessment to identify what services you may need: medications, vaccinations, health screenings, and more.

We look forward to seeing you.