Health care for Thailand and Pattaya

V.a. malaria risk in the border provinces ... Tak, Mae Hong Son, Ranong and Yala and the Golden Triangle, in the southern half, including coastal areas, in Khao Sok National Park and on most islands like Koh Chang, Koh Mak, Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi, Ko Tao, etc. As the center of the malaria-free north half, the main tourist centers of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui apply.

approximately 50% of Plasmodium falciparum (malaria), the rest mainly Plasmodium vivax (tertian malaria), Pl knowlesi.

In the so-called "rule" of organized tourists traveling without pre-existing conditions:

Carry an emergency drug (standby). Depending on travel time, travel style and personal circumstances is also another recommendation such as taking a preventative malaria medication possible.
Also protect against mosquito bites by long bright clothing, repellents, mosquito-free bedrooms.

Please note:
The choice of anti-malarial medicine, as well as possibly deviations from the recommendations need to be taken in the context of an individual medical advice. It is therefore strongly recommended medical advice before traveling to a malaria area.

For all travelers to recommend a vaccination against:

Diphtheria, tetanus
Hepatitis A
Measles (or immunity to disease)

Risk groups for vaccination in addition:

Hepatitis B
japan. Encephalitis
Pneumococcal, influenza

Entry requirement:
Yellow fever vaccination:

Mandatory for entry by yellow fever - endemic areas, and transit.

Please note:

The recommendations apply to adult. In children, special age restrictions for the recommended travel vaccinations and age-related risks must be observed!

Most important specific health risks:
Intestinal infections:

Careful hygiene in food and drinking water note.

Avian Influenza:

Contact with live or dead poultry and birds of all kinds of markets and avoid public transport. Only cooked poultry and eggs cooked enough to eat.

Dengue fever:

Protection against mosquito bites.


nationwide in freshwater, v.a. in Phitsanulok, Phichit, Surat Thani. Contact with fresh waters (rivers, lakes, streams) avoided.


Transmission through blood contact (including piercing, tattoo, etc.) and sexual intercourse. Use of condoms and sterile syringes and needles.

Damage caused by sun: