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Travel conditions in Thailand: what you need to know to get there


Passport, visa, vaccination certificate against Covid-19… Overview of what to bring (or not) during your next stay in Thailand.

Thailand !

From hectic Bangkok to the little-known charms of the southern jungles, the “land of the free men” is one of the favorite destinations of the French in Southeast Asia.

A destination long locked due to Covid-19 and which is now trying to find its tourists by facilitating access to its territory.


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With which travel documents can you go to Thailand?

For tourist stays, the passport is sufficient.

You must have it stamped by the immigration services when crossing the air, land or sea border.

It must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Thailand.

Until March 31, 2023,

the visa exemption period is extended to 45 days

for nationals of 56 countries, including France, Belgium and Switzerland.

This temporary and exceptional measure is put in place to boost the tourist recovery.

This exemption period will again be reduced to 30 days from April 1, 2023.

If a tourist tax of 300 baht (8 €) to be paid on arrival was planned from January 1, 2023, its implementation has been postponed, confirms to


the tourist office of Thailand in France.

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What health measures are in place to deal with Covid?

Thailand was one of the first countries in Asia to ease its entry requirements during the health crisis.

Since October 1, 2022, the country has not imposed

any Covid-related restrictions


To enter, it is no longer necessary to have a vaccination certificate, nor to carry out a test.

On site, wearing a mask is not compulsory but is still recommended in public transport.

Be careful if you plan to go to India after a stay in Thailand: since December 24, India has required all travelers from a few Asian countries, including Thailand, to test negative.

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Which airlines fly to Thailand?

Giant statue in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport.


From Paris-CDG, two companies serve Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) by direct flight:

Air France

(4 flights per week) and

Thai Airways

(1 daily flight).

Count about 11h30 flight outward and 13h return.

In terms of prices, a round trip in economy class is offered from €542 at Air France (see the price calendar) and €838 at Thai Airways (see the price calendar).

The latter offers connections in Bangkok to other Thai destinations (Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, etc.).

For flights with a stopover, the companies that offer the fastest connections are those of the Gulf (

Qatar Airways




Oman Air

), the European




, as well as

Turkish Airlines


Singapore Airlines


Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2022-12-28

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