For Indian Visitors to Thailand
Thailand is a popular destination for Indian tourists. While visiting Thailand, we suggest that you observe basic precautions and safety measures to make your trip enjoyable and hassle-free.
Please take a minute to read the following:
Please exchange money only from authorized sources. At the airport, there have been some cases where tourists were found to be carrying counterfeit currency passed on to them by exchange brokers in India. If you exchanged money prior to arrival, keep the receipt as proof.
Payment for Duty Free Items
While buying duty free items at Suwarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, please ensure that payment for each selected item is made at the nearest counter. Items selected from shelf should not be put in any of your personal belongings (such as a carry bag) till payment is made, as recordings by CCTV installed at each outlet could convey a different perspective. Also, do not carry any item outside the designated shop area (as marked on the floor) before making payment.
Avoid keeping passport and money together in same bag. It might be better to keep passport in a secure pocket of personal clothing to minimize risk of it getting lost. As per Thai regulation a visiting foreigner is required to carry his/her passport as proof of identity.
Always carry a photocopy of your passport (copy first page, last page, current visa page and any page with renewal information) and keep it separately from your passport. If passport is lost or stolen, lodge a report at Police Station of the area and get its English translation done. Apply for Emergency Certificate at the Embassy afterwards with requisite documents as per details given on Embassy website.
Be careful while strolling in crowded markets/shopping malls and in public transport to avoid incidents of pick-pocketing and petty theft.
Take care of your belongings and do not leave them unattended, for example on shopping carts.
Avoid brokers and touts offering unsolicited advice, services and unrealistic offers.
Be careful while hiring speedboats/jet skis at Pattaya or other beaches. People who rent these out may charge exorbitant amounts from you for any dent or even a scratch. The Embassy has received reports of entrapment by such people.
(1) Tourism Authority of Thailand Call Center # 1672 Operating hours: 0800- 2000 hours daily (for tourism information)s
(2) Thai Tourist Police Call Center # 1155 Tourist Assistance Center Operating hours: 24 hours daily ( for emergencies)
(3) Bureau of Prevention and Assistance in Tourist Fraud Ministry of Tourism and Sports 4 Ratchadamnoen Nok Road, Wat Somanas Sub-District Pom Prap Sattru Phai District, Bangkok 10100 Operating hours: 0830-1630 hours, Monday to Friday Tel: 02356-0650, Fax 02356-0655 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
(4) Bureau of Prevention and Assistance in Tourist Fraud At Suvarnabhumi Airport Operating hours: 24 hours daily Tel: 0 2134-4077
(5) National Institute for Emergency Medicine
(6) Thai Travel Clinic
(7) Tourist Police Division