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Bangkok and Thailand is by many economists appointed to the city and the country with 'tiger economy'
Bangkok and Thailand is by many economists appointed to the city and the country with 'tiger economy' and poised just after Singapore and Hong Kong as a financial center in Southeast Asia.
On the following pages we have gathered a lot of factual information that is worth knowing before and during a possible travel to Thailand.
Before a trip to an Asian destination, it is recommended to consult with your own doctor or Serum Institute, the need for vaccinations for the country.
Vaccination against hepatitis A is often recommended for travel in many Asian countries. In addition, vaccinations against yellow fever and cholera is necessary for those who wish to travel in some areas in Thailand. In Bangkok and in many other places in Thaialnd you will find that excellent medical help is available, and most larger size hotels have further medical assistance around the clock. Read more at: www.serum.dk
The yellow card is not valid in Thailand, so take out a travel insurance that covers liability and sickness away from home. There are many different insurance companies, but we recommend European Travel Insurance. Read more on: www.europaeiske.dk
A return ticket from DK for one adult costs between DKK 3,900 and 8,900 depending on the season. Often it is including 1 to 2 nights at a 3 to 4 star hotel in Bangkok. Tickets for children under 12 to 15 years is available at times at half price.
You can find links to search for cheap flight tickets by clicking on PARTNERS on the left side. Of course you can also call or visit some of the major travel agents such as Star Tour, MyTravel and others, and you can always contact Oriental Invest to get more details.
Customs regulations at entry to Thailand
Duty Free purchases for travelers to Thailand, max. 200 cigarettes and 1 liter of spirits or 2 liters of fortified wine.
Smuggling of drugs, weapons and pornographic images are strictly prohibited and may have serious consequences. Never receive packets or bags, whose contents are not known when crossing a border.
Customs regulations at exit from Thailand
Products purchased in non-EU countries or while traveling between Denmark and non-EU countries, as well as goods for private use or consumption, purchased in non-EU countries (including the tax free shops in airports and on planes) is duty and tax free if the total value does not exceed DKK 1,350 per person. Value limit of DKK 1,350, except for those items listed below. These items can be whatever their value, they are duty and tax free - but at the following quantity:
Coming from non-EU countries
Spirits over 22%: 1 Liter
fortified wine not exceeding 22% and sparkling wines: 2 Liter
Table wine: 2 Liter
cigarettes: 200 pcs.
cigarillos (max. 3 g each..): 100.
cigars: 50 pcs.
smoking tobacco: 250 gr
perfumes: 50 grams
eau de toilette: 250 ml.
coffee: 500 gr
coffee extract: 200 gr
Tea: 100 gr
tea extract 40 gr
Read more: www.tax-free.dk
Age requirements for tax-free imports from non EU countries
You must be aged 17 years for duty-free import of tobacco, liquor and wine and minimum 15 years for the import of coffee extract. Read more: www.toldskat.dk
Visa to Thailand
stay less than 30 days:
By entering Thailand, Danish nationals get an entry stamp. Stay in the country is allowed from the stamp date and 30 days ahead. Note that you usually can not extend your stay in the country by extending the stamp. In exceptional circumstances it may be extended by a maximum of 10 days by contacting the Thai immigration authorities.
Stays over 30 days:
Danes, who plan stays exceeding 30 days must apply for a "Tourist Visa" at the Thai Embassy in Copenhagen or at the Thai consulate in Hvide Sande, Jutland. (see addresses below)
It is the Embassy's experience that tourists get a 30 to 60 day stay when they arrive in Thailand on tourist visas, but check the entry stamp in the passport of the exact validity of the visa. This visa can be extended for 30 days by applying at the Thai immigration authorities for a fee. (See address below)
Stays of longer duration:
If you travel to Thailand to work, study, meet Thai spouse or another, you must apply for "Non-immigrant visas" at the Thai diplomatic representatio in that country. The visa will then be classified as similar, for example. "B" for "Business" or "ED" for "Education".
It is the Embassy's experience that when entering Thailand, you get a 90 day visa when you have a "non-immigrant" visa, but check the entry stamp in the passport of the exact validity of the visa.
Application for extension of "non-immigrant" visa must be made to the immigration authorities before the visa expires. (See address in Bangkok below)
Note that it leads to a fine of up to $ 85.00 per. days if the allotted stay in Thailand exceeded. It is stamped by the immigration authorities in the passport upon entry, which determines the visa duration and expiry date on the visa issued by the Thai representation on exit.
1-year visa to resident Danes:
The embassy can be helpful to issue a certificate for resident pensioners etc.. This certificate can be used when applying for 1-year visa from Thai authorities.
Please bring the following:
Pension Letter and copy of annual statement (copy of deposit in Thai account can also be used if nothing else is available)
Address in Thailand
Address in Denmark
It takes one day to issue the certificate.
6 hours in front of Danish time. (In the summer, 5 hours)
Crime, or the lack thereof is tempted to say, you will very rarely experience, because crime in Thailand is among the lowest in the world. You do not see drug addicts or criminals in the city, and you can walk safely anywhere in Thailand.
Number of crimes per. 100,000 inhabitants.:
Disorderly / assault:
Disorderly / assault:
Source: Crime preventative council, Sweden and the Thai Police.
Police and ambulance
In the unlikely event that you ever need emergency ambulance or police assistance, please call; 0 1133 0 or 1113, which is equivalent to the Danish; 112.
Omit (0) by foreign calls.
Thailand's country code is: +66. (0066)
is not used any similar SOS / emergency number as we do in Denmark. In Thailand, the SOS number depending on the operator.
Depending on the operator, it costs approx. 0.10 to 0.45 øre per minute to talk on the mobile phone in Thailand. Mobil network in Thailand seems also quite excellent. It is however possible by the large operators to buy 'free talk' for 50 to 75 Kr. month.
Most places in Thailand there are internet cafes with good connections. Depending on where in the country you are located, it costs approx. DKK 6.00 to 8.00 per. hour.
It is at some temples forbidden to photograph, but you can always ask first, and so you are usually allowed. Other places there are no problems in taking pictures.
Currency in Thailand
The official currency of Thailand's baht. (THB)
1 Baht = 100 satangs
Coins: 1, 5, and 10 baht
Notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 baht
You can exchange both Danish kroner and euro in most banks.
*The exchange rate is fairly stable in Thailand. There are not much variation from place to place, so many choose to convert immediately upon arrival at the airport in Bangkok, this can deviate in a small fee.
*Bath 100.00 = DKK 13.93 (July 15, 2008) or Bath 7.17 to 1.00 DKK (July 15, 2008)
All major credit card accepted.
Opening-hours in Thailand
Monday - Friday 08.30 - 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00
Monday - Friday 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Normally open daily 9:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Opening days and times vary from city to city and time of year.
Open all week from approx. 09.00 - 24.00
Some street shops close later or not at all.
National holidays in Thailand
New Year's day: January 1st.
Makha Bucha day: Late January to early March
Chakri day: April 6th
Songkran day: April 13th
National Holiday: May 1st
Coronation day: May 5th
Visakha Bucha day: May
Asanha Bucha day: July
Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent): July
Her Majesty, Queen's Birthday: August 12th
Chulalongkorn days: October 23rd
His Majesty, the King's birthday: December 5th
Constitution day: December 10th
New Years Eve: December 31th
The Embassy in Denmark
The Royal Thai Embassy
Tel. (+45) 3962 5575
Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00
Monday - Friday 10.00-12.00
Monday-Thursday 8.30 to 15.30
Fridays 8.30 to 15.00
Consular section is open for both personal and telephone inquiries regarding consular affairs:
Monday-Thursday 9.00 to 15.00
Fridays 9.00 to 12.30
Visa reception is open for applications:
Monday-Friday 9.00 to 12.00
Have a nice trip