Bangkok 2015 Travel and Visa Information

Travel Information

1. Travel advice

The main gate of Bangkok is Suvarnabhumi International Airport: http://www.suvarnabhumiairport.com/en
Access from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Swisshotel le Concorde is summarized in this PDF file.
Another gate to Bangkok is Don Muang airport. Many flights of Thai AirAsia and Nok Air are available to Don Muang: http://www.donmuangairportonline.com/

2. Electricity

Electricity service in Thailand is 220 Volts AC, 50 Hz. They accomodate both flat prongs (like in the U.S. and Japan) and round prongs (like much of Europe and Asia). visit http://www.thailandguru.com/electricity-220volts-thailand.html for more details.

3. Internet Service

If you are staying at the Swisshotel le Concorde an Internet service is included in your room rate.

4. Currency

The Thai Baht (THB) is the unit of currency in Thailand. 1.00 THB is corresponding to 0.024877 in Euro and 0.030423 in US$ on 20 December, 2014. Please refer to update currency information.

Visa Requirements

Thailand has agreements with many countries for either “visa exemption” or “visa on arrival” for short stays.  Details can be found online with the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/123).

A list of countries eligible for “visa exemption” or “visa on arrival” can be found at http://www.mfa.go.th/main/contents/files/services-20140710-094347-873017.pdf

The most notable countries requiring “visa on arrival” are India, China, and Taiwan.  Instructions for “visa on arrival” and details on the fee and requirements can be found at http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/123/15393-Visa-on-Arrival.html

Countries represented at the last ACAM meeting that do not show up on either list include Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

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