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Know Before You Go – Thailand

Know Before You Go

Visa’s & Travel Tips

Visa & Passport

To enter into Thailand you must have a passport valid for at least 6 months as from the date of entry.
It’s a good idea to keep a photo copy of your passport separate from your money and credit cards.

Most nationalities can obtain a 30 day visa which is given upon entry. If you are anticipating staying longer, then you should apply for a 60 day visa before leaving home.
It is always best to check with the Thai Embassy in your home country before traveling.

General Information about Koh Phangan and Thailand


The local currency is the Thai Baht and it is the only currency that is accepted in most establishments. You can exchange cash, traveler’s checks, and use your debit and credit card in Thong Sala through ATM’s, exchange centers, and banks.
The local language is Thai, and although most people speak English, the Thais appreciate it when we try and greet them in their own language.
There is internet and WIFI at many places throughout the island. Most hotels and cafes have it available. That said, it can be spotty and go out periodically. Have patience, after all you are lucky enough to visit another country.
Travel & Medical Insurance
No health documents are required to enter Thailand but medical & travel insurance is recommended. Please check in with your local travel clinic for traveling in this area.
Pharmacies and clinics are available in Thong Sala and Had Rin should you need any medical supplies. The medical facilities are excellent and of high standards in Thailand.