Thailand is a unique country in Asia and is a great destination almost all year round with January to March being the peak tourist season. But also during the low season there are several reasons what justifies a trip.
|Visa requirements||Entry is possible for German citizens with the following documents: |
Temporary passport: Yes
Identity card: No
Temporary identity card: No
Children's passport: Yes
Notes/Minimum Residual Validity:
Travel documents must be valid for at least six months at the time of entry.
Entry with travel documents once reported lost is often refused in Thailand, even if these documents have been returned by domestic authorities and the corresponding note in the wanted lists has been deleted. This is often done in Thailand only with considerable delay.
Foreigners are required to carry their identity documents with them at all times. There are frequent identity checks, especially in the entertainment districts of the capital, but also in Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai. A photocopy of the passport is sufficient, as long as the page with the Thai visa or entry stamp is also copied and carried.
German citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays, which would have to be obtained before entry.
Travelers are required to have a visa if they cannot prove their onward or return journey by means of an airline ticket or bus or train ticket.
The permitted length of stay is determined by the immigration authorities upon entry: for both air and land entries, a maximum stay of 30 days is permitted.
A one-time extension of the visa-free stay for a further maximum of 30 days for exclusively tourist purposes is possible. The visa extension must be applied for at the responsible Thai Immigration Bureau before the expiry of the permitted visa-free stay.
Entry without a visa by land and sea is limited to a maximum of two entries per calendar year. Entry via international airports is not affected by this regulation.
Tourist visas obtained prior to entry at a Thai mission abroad usually entitle the holder to a maximum stay of 60 days.
Further information on the individual visa types can be obtained from the Thai immigration authorities.
|Languages spoken||Thai and English|