Travel Safety To Thailand
| Bangkok International Airport is the main entry point for tourists coming into Thailand. Many travelers also enter Thailand overland from Malaysia, and four crossing points exist on the Thai-Malay border.
Rail travel is popular and it is possible to travel from Singapore to Bangkok on the train. Be aware that there is a definition posted at the Thai border for the term "hippie". If you conform to some part of that definition, you may be required to show a means of support before being allowed into the country. The definition includes anyone in open-toed sandals or tie-dyed clothing and males with long hair.
Health and safety can be a concern in Thailand under certain circumstances. A variety of health risks exist in Thailand including AIDS, cholera, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, malaria, and rabies. Make sure your cholera, tetanus, diphtheria, typhoid and infectious hepatitis vaccinations are current. Visitors to Thailand should avoid drinking tap water. Bottled water is inexpensive and readily available throughout the country. Visitors should take the normal precautions with food: peel fruit, avoid ice, and don't eat reheated food.
Thailand's border regions with Cambodia and Myanmar are volatile, and unwary travelers can encounter smugglers, armed rebel forces, land mines, and pockets of lawlessness. Drug trafficking is also a problem in Thailand, and the drug industry is constantly searching for international travelers willing to carry drugs out of the country for them, and agreeing to do so or being tricked into it can cost you your freedom or your life. Special Tourist Police are stationed in all of Thailand’s 76 provinces, with their sole task, “To aid and assist all travelers”. All of these tourist police speak English.