FCO Travel Advice for - Thailand

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  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border. See Terrorism.

  • The FCO advise against all travel to the Preah Vihear (Khaoi Pra Viharn in Thai) temple area and the Ta Krabey/Ta Moan temple area located on the Thai-Cambodian border due to the presence of troops in the area and the risk of outbreaks of fighting. See Cambodian border.

  • There is a high threat of terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • The majority of road traffic accidents in Thailand involve motorcycles, but accidents involving other vehicles including cars, coaches and mini-buses also occur. See Road travel.

  • By law you must carry your passport with you at all times. Tourists have been arrested because they were unable to produce their passport. See Local Laws and Customs.

  • Penalties for possession, distribution or manufacture of drugs are severe and can include the death penalty. See Local Laws and Customs.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

  • Over 800,000 British nationals visit Thailand every year. Most visits are trouble-free, but incidents of crime (sometimes violent) can affect visitors. See Consular assistance statistics and Crime.

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