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Useful addresses

United Kingdom

Tourism Authority of Thailand – 17-19 Cockspur Street - 1st Floor - London SW1Y 5BL - t 0870 900 2007 - www.tourismthailand.co.uk/

Royal Thai Embassy – 29-30 Queen’s Gate - London SW7 5JB - t 0207 589 2944 Ext. 5500 - www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk/

Republic of Ireland

Royal Thai Consulate – PO Box 9863 - Dublin 14 - t 01 478 6412 - www.thaiconsulateireland.com

When to go

The dry hot season runs from November to March, which is also the peak tourist season; April-June are hotter but humid and the rainy season is from July-November.

Time difference

Thailand is 6 hours ahead (7 hours in winter) of the United Kingdom and Ireland. So when it is 12noon in London, it is 6pm (or 7pm) in Bangkok.


A passport valid (for at least 6 months after the date of return) and a return ticket. European Union nationals do not require a visa for stays of less than 30 days.


Also see Practical A to Z.

Recommended vaccinations: DT polio, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tuberculosis, Japanese encephalitis.

Anti-malaria medication recommended.

Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).

First aid kit

Don’t forget mosquito repellent, disinfectant, water purifying tablets, anti-diarrhoea medication, intestinal antiseptic and sterile syringes for emergency injections.


www.tourismthailand.org – Official tourist website.

www.fco.gov.uk - www.dfa.ie For travel advice issued by government bodies

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