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Phuket Travel warnings

Phuket Accommodation Scam Alert

Tourists arriving in Phuket are falling victim to a widespread accommodation scam, according to travel industry sources. ETN Global Travel Industry News says new arrivals are "hijacked" by unscrupulous taxi drivers who t

Phuket Bag Snatching Gang - Travel Alert

Visitors to Phuket in Thailand should be aware to two serious incidents involving bag-snatchers and thieves this week. On Thursday June 21st, an Australian woman (a travel agent on an inspection trip) was stabbed to de

Phuket Bag Snatching Gang – Travel Alert

Visitors to Phuket in Thailand should be aware to two serious incidents involving bag-snatchers and thieves this week. On Thursday June 21st, an Australian woman (a travel agent on an inspection trip) was stabbed to de

Will There Be Another Coup in Thailand?

You don’t care about the politics, you just want to know if there’s any danger another coup or protest is going to ruin your Thailand holiday. But you need to know this is a country that’s had 18 coups since 1932

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Australians in Phuket http://t.co/2cWNeIDRcN - Aust Consul says many bring trouble on themselves. Agree? #ttot #TID #worldnomads

over 3 years ago

#thailand Phuket mob attacks Russian business http://t.co/lStCEO4I

over 3 years ago

Be careful! #thailand Phuket International Airport Phuket scammers rip off tourists right at the airport http://t.co/VXf2otYh #ttot

over 3 years ago

Australian fatally stabbed and another wounded in Phuket bag snatch - The Nation http://t.co/RmtAwovs #thailand #ttot

about 4 years ago

Two small quakes felt in Phuket http://t.co/b3tkiZus #thailand

over 4 years ago

Thailand: flash flood warning as heavy rain expected across 50 provinces inc Chang Mai, Phuket (full list here: http://bit.ly/dxJjNY)

almost 6 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Phuket

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

    Malaria in Thailand

    The risk of malaria in Thailand is shown on the map above. The choice of drug for prevention is between: Malarone  or Doxycycline . Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further. Thailand Islands and Beaches - Lonely Planet Dette er "Special Text"

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Is safe crossing the entire peninsula by public transport? (from the border with malaysia to bangkok)

Hi Mary, the far southern states of Thailand, those bordering Malaysia - Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkla - are in the grip of a long-running and violen... read more »
almost 3 years ago

Is southern Thiland safe, what about tourist scams

lifebroker, by southern Thailand do you mean Phuket, Koh Samui and Hua Hin? because if you mean the far southern provinces which border Malaysia then they ar... read more »
almost 3 years ago

3 blonde American girls traveling to Thailand

Nikki, it sounds like we ought to be writing to Thailand and warning THEM you're coming! You'll have a great time. There's not a lot to be worried about in T... read more »
about 3 years ago

am due to fly in to bankok airport,then staying in pattaya,on the 29th oct, is it safe to do this

Richard, it's Bangkok and areas to the north which are affected. The international airport has 3.5 meter high flood barriers around it, six pumping stations ... read more »
almost 4 years ago

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