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About Thailand

Thailand has a constitutional monarchy, with a Prime Minister as head of government, and the king as head of state. Thailand’s population is about 69 million. About three-quarters of Thailand’s population is Thai. The next largest ethnic group are the Chinese, followed by minority groups like the Mons and Khmers.



Dialing code



Thai Baht (THB)

Time Zone



Thai Language


Parliamentary system, Constitutional monarchy, Unitary state


You are able to refer to the Royal Thai Embassy website to check on the type of visa required in advance for your country. Thailand grants 15, 30 and 90-day entry permits and visas on arrival to citizens of many other countries.

If overstaying more days stipulated on your visa or entry permit, a 500 Baht fine is imposed for every day stayed over the limit. The fine is paid before you are allowed to leave the country. So extend your visa or re-entry permit if you do not plan to leave the country before the time you are supposed to.


In general, doctors may recommend a Hepatitis B vaccination and possibly other medications and immunizations depending on your general health and the regions visiting. For the most part, vaccinations are not required before visiting Thailand. There are however some precautions you should.

The DDC is Thailand’s Department of Disease Control or basically the CDC of Thailand is a sub-department under the Ministry of Public Health. The DDC department currently publicizes the latest information in Thailand about the virus updates: 
  • advice, knowledge, situation and press releases on Coronavirus disease (COVID19) within Thailand
  • recommendations to prevent the novel coronavirus 2019
  • information to foriegn travellers staying in Thailand during this period

Useful Telephone Numbers in Thailand



Tourist Police


General Police




Thailand Map

Thailand, Thailand is located in Southeast Asia sharing its borders with Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Malaysia.

Thailand map

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Public Transports in Thailand

Thailand transport

Taxis is the easiest and most convenient way of getting around Bangkok. There are ample number of taxis that may be flagged down in Bangkok. On cab fare estimates and charges, from suvarnabhumi airport to BIDC, the cab fare should in general not costs more than THB250.

Alternatives of public transport that is safe to use without the worry of taxi charges or communication is traveling around Bangkok by the skytain or underground

  1. BTS skytrain 
  2. MRTA underground train

Accommodations in Bangkok

Thailand is world renowned for its Thai hospitality. You are able to find a large range of accommodations in Bangkok ranging from luxury hotels, guest houses and service apartments that may be booked directly through the hotel, a travel agent or web portal.

While BIDC does not endorse or obtain any financial from any hotels, our dental center has requested special corporate rates from hotels nearby BIDC for our patients seeking dental treatments in Bangkok for their convenience as part of our servicing our international patients.

Additional Resources

  • ExpatDen (Thailand Starter Kit for Expatriates in Thailand)
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