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Useful Facts

Flight and Transfers

It is not currently possible to fly direct from the UK to Koh Samui. Instead it is most sensible to travel from London to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, which takes approximately 12 hours. Once here you can take an internal flight or alternatively take a route via bus and ferry or train and ferry. These options, however, take much longer.

Visa Requirements

British passport holders do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days. However, you will need six months valid on your passport and return or onward ticket. You may also be required to prove you have sufficient funds for your stay. All travellers should check full entry requirements prior to travel by visiting the FCO website or by contacting the relevant embassy.

Language

While Thai is the only official language, English is spoken by most in the popular tourist areas.

Transportation

Taxis and songthaews (pick-up trucks) serve as the public transport options on Koh Samui.

Currency

The Thai baht is the official currency.

Electricity

220V, two or three (grounded) flat or round prongs.

Vaccination & Health

As health requirements change please consult with your GP or specialist travel clinic well in advance of your holiday for specific information related to your travel and medical history. Additional information can be found by visiting NaTHNaC or MASTA Travel health

Dialling Code

0066-77

Time Difference

GMT + 7

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