Thailand

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner

COVID-19

There's a wordwide outbreak of COVID-19. Take a look at the preventive measures related to COVID-19.

The Belgian government imposes travel restrictions:

  • All non-essential travel from and to Belgium is prohibited until 18 April.
  • A COVID-19 test and quarantine are not compulsory upon return to Belgium.
  • You must fill in the Passenger Locator Form within 48 hours before arriving in Belgium.

The authorities of this country do not admit foreigners except under special conditions.

Check the current security situation on the federal government website and register your itinerary on Travellers Online.

The information on Wanda is updated daily, but not over the weekend.

This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.

Important health risks

Malaria

In the provinces Mae Hong  Son in the north, Lampong in the south and Sisaket in the east,  the risk of malaria is moderate. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning. For people with an increased risk, we sometimes recommend preventive malaria tablets, or taking an emergency treatment with you. Due to resistance problems, the use of mefloquin (Lariam®) is not recommended in the border areas with Myanmar and Cambodia.

In the backcountry there is a low malaria risk. We recommend the use of mosquito-repellent measures from dusk till morning.

There is no risk of malaria in Bangkok and the other large cities, the island Samui and the touristic areas of Phuket.

In case of fever during or after your journey, get tested for malaria as soon as possible.

Other insect-borne diseases

Insects can transmit diseases such as dengue, chikungunyazika and leishmaniasis.

Ticks

Ticks can transmit diseases.

Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis occurs all over the country.

Rabies

Dogs and other mammals can be infected with rabies.

Other possible infections

Other frequent health risks while travelling

Read these tips before you leave.

Vaccinations

Hepatitis A

Recommended

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travellers.

Update of basic vaccinations

Recommended

Polio

Recommended

A single booster of polio vaccination is recommended for all travelers to Asia or Africa aged 16 years or older.

Yellow fever

Mandatory for some travelers

Yellow fever does not occur here, but the vaccination is compulsory from the age of nine months: 

  • If you are departing from another country where yellow fever can occur. 
  • If you have spent more than twelve hours in transit in an airport in a country where yellow fever occurs.  

This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in aInternational Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.

Other vaccinations

Recommended for some travelers

Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:

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