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Thailand Travel insurance

Known primarily for its famous Full Moon parties on the beach and being the top gap year and backpacker destination of the last few years, Thailand has much more to offer than neon paint and grass skirts.

The 'Land of Smiles' has certainly earned its nickname, as the people in Thailand are often said to be some of the friendliest and most accommodating in the world. This, along with some of the most scenic beaches, and incredible Buddhist architecture, fantastic cuisine and budget prices, make Thailand one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.

Wherever your trip to Thailand takes you, having a great travel insurance policy can give you the peace of mind to enjoy yourself without thinking about the 'what ifs'.

Why choose Alpha if you’re travelling to Thailand?

We are travel insurance specialists, and genuinely believe that our policies can offer policies to suit your needs at a budget-friendly price. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about sifting through hundreds of options – our policies all offer the same great levels of cover, all you have to do is choose the excess you would like to pay in the event of a claim (ranging from £150 to nothing at all!).

What to do in Thailand

With so much to see and do in Thailand, we’ve found a couple of ideas for you to add to your list!

4-Island Tour by Traditional Longtail Boat from Krabi


Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

Thai and Akha Cooking Class

plate of thai food with side dish of jasmine rice with chopsticks

*All information and prices correct as at August 2018

Advice for travelling to Thailand

Entry Requirements

Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date you arrive. Thailand is known to refuse entry if your passport is damaged or has pages missing also.

British passport holders are able to enter Thailand for 30 days without the need for a visa. You are usually able to extend this once for another 30 days too.

If you overstay, you will be fined 500baht per day up to 20,000 baht.


There is no risk of Yellow Fever here but there is a certificate requirement in place. For more and the latest information click here.

We also advise the following vaccines are given:

Some travellers will also require:

Please click if your prescribed medications are legal in Thailand before travelling to avoid any sticky situations.

We also recommend you confirm all medical information for travelling to Thailand here.

Useful Info:

CurrencyThai Baht -
Click here for the current exchange rate.
Capital CityBangkok
Population Over 69,000,000
Emergency InfoTourist Police: 1155

Police: 191

Ambulance: 1554

Fire Brigade: 199

National Disaster Warning Centre: 1860

Crime: 1195
Tipping ProtocolIt is not mandatory, and In restaurants it is customary to leave behind any loose change as a tip.
Drinking Age20 years old.
WeatherRainy season runs from May until October and September/October being monsoon season.

Northern Thailand is also subject to earthquakes.
SeasonsSummer – March until June

Winter – November until February
Languages spokenThai
PhrasesHello – S̄wạs̄dī

Good Morning – S̄wạs̄dī txn chêā

How are you? – yin dee têe dâi róo jàk

How much please – Thèā h̄ịr̀ pord

Good night – Rātrī s̄wạs̄di̒
Plug Type220V AC
Driving sideLeft Hand Side
Local Laws/CustomsYou are not able to take in more than 200 cigarettes per person.

There is now a smoking ban on beaches including Koh Samui and more. If smoking in non-designated areas you could be hit with a 100,000 baht fine or even prison.

No E-cigarettes are allowed in Thailand- they will be confiscated and you could again be fined or sent to prison.

*Please note, our online prices automatically include a 15% discount. This code gives you an extra 5% off, making a total saving of 20% online against our call centre prices. This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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