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Travel health advice for Thailand

Thailand is a hugely popular country for people exploring the world, as well as being a growing tourist destination. Its vibrant ways of life, colourful atmosphere and fascinating culture makes it a popular destination for people seeking something a little bit different.

The country is also home to a number of diseases which can be serious if contracted. Fortunately, you can help to avoid them by seeking advice about which vaccinations should be considered when travelling to Thailand.

Vaccinations help protect against these diseases and you can be vaccinated at participating Boots pharmacies. We’ll be able to advise you about the diseases you may encounter and steps you can take to help keep yourself safe while travelling in Thailand depending on things like:

  • Which regions you are visiting
  • What activities you are doing
  • Your age and general health

Book an appointment

We recommend booking an appointment with a Boots pharmacist six to eight weeks before you travel. However, even if time is short, we can still help you with options to consider.

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Diseases in Thailand

Below are some of the diseases you could need protection against when you’re in Thailand. 

You can use our quick check tool to get a list of diseases that may be present in the country and vaccinations to consider for your destination.


Malaria is high risk for those rural travellers along Thailand’s borders with Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. There is a low risk in the rest of the country, while no risk in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Pattaya – although bite avoidance measures are recommended.

Malaria is a blood infection which can be fatal. It’s transmitted by mosquitoes, so it’s best to avoid being bitten by taking steps like using mosquito nets and inse