Tourism is one of Thailand’s largest industries. It comes as no surprise that year after year, many Britons and tourists from all over the world embark on their journeys to this fascinating destination. Several sources are available on the internet with information on admission requirements and flight advice to Thailand. The UK Foreign Office’s website is the official and most reliable source of visa and passport information, security, health and other essential facts about any destination and all prospective travellers need to visit them.
Visa information and advice to Thailand
A British passport holder who books a flight to Thailand can stay in the country for 30 days and does not need to get a visa in advance. But someone coming by land can not last longer than 15 days without a permit. Any more extended stay requires a valid visa or extension of stay.
Travellers who have saved a lot for cheap flights to Thailand should be aware of the fact that anyone staying in the country without the required documents for longer than the time allowed on arrival would commit a crime under the Thai Immigration Act. This incurs a fine of 500 baht per day for each day spent, with a discount on the first day, and can reach up to 20,000 baht.
According to Thai authorities, a stay of more than 42 days will result in detention. Such defaults can also be blacklisted from revisiting Thailand.
The Icelandic Immigration Service, immigration representative on arrival in Thailand and the Thai Embassy or Consulate are the only legal ways to obtain an extension of stay, a new visa or an entry permit. Anyone who is lured by cheap visa offers from travel agencies, visa shops or other dubious institutions needs to know that such access is very likely to be illegal and may result in sanctions, which may include a ban on returning: Thailand, a large fine, and imprisonment.
Travellers planning to book a flight to Thailand should make sure that their passport is valid for more than half a year. A period of validity of fewer than six months may result in the authorities refusing to enter the country. Visitors should also make sure that their passports are not damaged in any way or that they are missing less.
Flight information to and within Thailand
The months of July to September are relatively good times for cheap flights to Thailand. These are off-season months due to monsoons in major tourist centres such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai and Ko Samui.
Bangkok serves as the most popular gateway to the country, and most international airlines operate several flights to the city. Few other popular destinations like Phuket, Ko Samui and Chiang Mai are also offered by some global or regional airlines with which travellers can buy tickets. Bangkok is Thailand’s busiest airport and offers fast connections to most of the country’s most popular destinations. Several other regional airlines that sell cheap tickets connect to local destinations.