Briefly about Thailand
Thailand is a very diverse country that has everything you could wish for. These are snow-white beaches, and an amazing underwater world, extreme adventures and the ruins of the Northern Principalities.
Phuket is the largest and most popular island in Thailand with wonderful beaches, exotic animals and unusual food.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, one of the most business, spiritual, cultural and tourist centers of the country. The city of a thousand temples: Buddhist and Hindu. The largest and oldest temple in Bangkok is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha.
Thais, Laotians, Chinese and Malays
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- Big Buddha (Pattaya)
- The Sanctuary of Truth (Pattaya)
- Walking Street (Pattaya)
- Temple of the Reclining Buddha, so-called Wat Pho (Bangkok)
- The Grand Palace (Bangkok)
- James Bond Island (Phuket)
- The Phi Phi Islands (48 km from Phuket)
The climate of Thailand is humid, tropical and subtropical.
If you are going to holiday in the north, remember that it is quite cool in winter, so it would be a good idea to bring warm clothes.
If you want to relax in the southern part of the country, it is better to visit it in February or March, from March to November the climate is very humid.
The central part is divided into 3 seasons:
- cool from November to February (20-30 degrees)
- rainy from June-October (25-30 degrees)
- hot from March-May (40 degrees)
Religions in Thailand
Medicine in Thailand is very high quality and expensive. For the most part, all local doctors practice in clinics in the UK and the USA. The doctors are ready to provide highly professional assistance.
The basis of Thai dishes is rice. It is served with meat, fish and vegetables. There are many spices in traditional cuisine. Hot and sour soups Tom Yum and Tom Kha are popular all over the world. Thai cuisine is one of the most exotic in the world. Thais eat dried frogs, scorpions and even snakes.
The average salary in the country is about $435. Salaries for Middle Software Engineers range from $2480 per month.
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|Food in an inexpensive restaurant||1,8$|
|Lunch for 2 people, a middle-class restaurant with three courses||20$|
|Combo lunch at McDonalds||5$|
|Milk (1 liter)||1,2$|
|Eggs (10 pcs)||1$|
|One way ticket (city transport)||0,9$|
|Taxi (price per 1 kilometer)||1$|
|Petrol (1 liter)||0,9$|
Housing prices in Phuket per month:
|Rent a modest housing or room||300$ / month|
|Renting an apartment or a room in a good hotel||690$ / month|
Prices in Pattaya are 1.5 times cheaper than in Phuket.
Digital Nomad Visa
Thailand offers several visas at once, which can suit all groups of nomads at any budget.
Special Tourist Visa
The issuance of this visa ended on 30.09.2022*
Also known as Special Tourist Visa (STV). This is the visa most commonly used by digital nomads. It allows you to stay in the country for 90 days, but it is also possible to extend these 90 days 2 times, which gives you a total of 270 days. To do this, you need to contact the Immigration Office.
What do you need for a special tourist visa?
- Passport (which expires no earlier than 12 months before arrival in the country)
- Paid housing
- Travel insurance policy with coverage of at least $100,000 in case of COVID-19
- Return ticket
TR Single Entry
Long stay tourist visa. It is issued for a period of 60 days with the possibility of a paid extension for another 30 days, for a maximum of 90 days. This is a single entry visa, so it will be canceled if you leave the country.
Tourist visa requirements:
- Passport (which expires no earlier than 6 months)
- Bank statement showing sufficient account balance equivalent to 20,000 THB ($570) per person or 40,000 THB ($1,140) per family.
- Reservation of accommodation for the entire period of stay. Usually it is enough to pay only the first month of booking, and the second month can be left unpaid.
- Insurance policy
- Paid return ticket or ticket to another country
TR Multiple Entry Visa
Same conditions as TR Single Entry visa, except that it allows you to enter and leave Thailand multiple times.
The requirements are the same as for TR Single Entry plus:
- Bank statement confirming the presence of sufficient funds in the account – about $5,000
- Employer confirmation confirming your employment
For a complete list of documents to be submitted, check the website of the embassy closest to you. Example of requirements from the Thai Embassy in Warsaw..
Is it possible to apply for a visa to Thailand abroad?
Yes, you can! STV, TR Single Entry, TR Multiple Entry visas can also be applied while abroad. On the websites of local Thai embassies, you can read a list of countries whose citizens can apply for a visa. Sample request from the Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
Is it possible to apply for a tourist visa already in Thailand itself?
No! STV, TR Single Entry, TR Multiple Entry visas cannot be obtained in Thailand itself.
The following countries have 30 days of visa exemption agreement travel: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa , Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, USA, Vietnam.
You can check the visa regime of your country with Thailand on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand or Passport Index
How to extend the visa-free period?
Visa run – you can leave Thailand for a neighboring country (usually Malaysia or Cambodia). At the same time, you can travel both by land and by plane. With land, it is enough to leave Thailand and immediately return back. And that’s it, you get a new stamp. Usually visa wounds can be done several times.
What do you need to enter Thailand?
Requirements for entry on STV, TR visas or visa waiver:
- Passport (which will expire no earlier than 6 months or 12 months for STV visa)
- Paid and printed hotel or accommodation reservation
- A cash reserve equivalent to 20,000 THB ($570) per person or 40,000 THB ($1140) per family.
- A paid and printed return ticket or a ticket to another country (for example, Malaysia, Bali or Brunei). In Asia, it is cheapest to buy air tickets on AirAsia.
- Insurance policy
Tip: Since medicine is expensive in Thailand, it is better to buy insurance with a large amount of coverage – from $50,000.
Long Term Resident (LRT)
This is a residence permit that gives:
- Thailand work permit (Digital Work Permit)
- The income tax rate will be 17%
- Possibility of extension up to 10 years
Basic requirement: income of at least $80,000 per year (if you work in a scientific environment, income requirements may be lower).
You must also provide one of the following documents:
- Medical insurance with coverage of at least $50,000
- Social insurance
- Deposit from $100,000 in a bank account
The cost of the LRT is 50,000 baht ($1,400).
Which COVID-19 vaccines are approved in Thailand?
The list of vaccines approved by Thailand can be viewed on the Royal Thai Embassy website.