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Thailand Visitors Should Take Normal Precautions

November 23, 2022 • 11:33 am CST
by Alvin Aden Ardenrich Pan
(Vax Before Travel)

The U.S. Department of State reissued after a periodic review of the Travel Advisory for the Kingdom of Thailand. The Level 1 Exercise Normal Precautions notice says visitors should exercise normal precautions in Thailand as some areas have an increased risk of civil unrest.

On November 23, 2022, the State Department stated visitors should reconsider traveling to the southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, and Songkhla.

These areas have reported periodic violence directed mostly at Thai government interests.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these provinces as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these provinces.

If you travel to Thailand, the State Department suggests enrolling in the Smart Traveler Program to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate in case of an emergency.   

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is located at 120/22 Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10330, +66-2-205-4000, remains one of the world's largest and comprises several dozen sections and agencies. The mission of the U.S. Embassy is to serve and protect U.S. citizens while in Thailand.

 In 2021, the number of tourist arrivals in Thailand amounted to only around 427,000, drastically decreasing from the previous years when about 39 million people visited.

The Kingdom is located in Southeast Asia, at the center of the Indochinese Peninsula.

From a health perspective, the U.S. CDC suggests several travel vaccinations, such as yellow fever, polio, and measles, before visiting Thailand.

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