Air quality in Thailand is pretty bad. Malaria is also a big concern in some areas. And despite all the precautions, a vaccination for COVID-19 will only protect you against a small proportion of the common diseases in Thailand. And finally, here’s some info on getting around Thailand. Read on to learn more. And, most importantly, have fun! And don’t forget to read our travel tips!
Air quality in Thailand is poor
As far as air quality in Thailand goes, it’s getting worse all the time. Currently, Bangkok’s air quality is at its worst in February and March, and drops to moderate levels between December and February. From August through November, data is missing. Although this is a relatively small sample size, Bangkok remains the most polluted city in Thailand. If you are planning a trip to Thailand, consider visiting any of these cities during their poor air quality days.
Malaria is a risk in some parts of Thailand
Although the risk of malaria in Thailand is relatively low, it is still present in some regions. The wet season is the peak time for mosquitoes and is associated with higher incidence in rural areas. Larger cities do not suffer from such a high risk during the wet season. During this period, however, malaria risk is higher. To avoid contracting malaria while visiting Thailand, take precautionary measures.
Vaccinations are not enough to protect you from COVID-19
In recent weeks, the country has eased its quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers, opening the borders to several dozen countries and territories. This will benefit Thailand’s troubled tourism industry, but there are still some caveats you must meet. The main thing to remember is that vaccinations do not always offer 100% protection from COVID-19. It is possible to contract the disease even if you are fully vaccinated, and you must be accompanied by a medical professional.
Getting around in Thailand
If you’re planning to visit Thailand, you’ll need to figure out the best way to get around. With so many different cities and destinations, it can be confusing knowing which transport to take. There are several ways to get from one place to another in Thailand, and each method is suited to different needs and budgets. To help you plan your trip, we have outlined the most convenient methods of transportation, including land and air transportation.
Getting around with kids
Getting around Thailand with kids is easy, but traveling with a small child can be exhausting. Luckily, most things are readily available in most areas of Thailand, so you can buy the basics and pack extras to avoid running out. While you may be able to find a wide variety of supplies while in Thailand, brand preferences and special needs will require special packing. Listed below are some tips for traveling with kids.