Vaccinations for Thailand

For most standard tourists the usual recommended vaccinations for Thailand include cover against the childhood diseases (Tetanus and Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps and Rubella) as well as cover against the food borne diseases of Typhoid and Hepatitis A. For those trekking in the Thai countryside or staying for longer periods then cover against Hepatitis B and Rabies should be considered.

When travelling from Ireland to Thailand there are no compulsory vaccines required for entry into the country. Nevertheless if your passport shows that you have travelled via a yellow fever endemic country then the immigration authorities in Thailand will usually check to see that you have received adequate vaccination cover against that disease.

Most travellers should start their vaccines about 4 to 6 weeks before they leave Ireland. However those planning a longer visit, or where their planned trip is likely to bring them to more rural parts of Thailand, should attend earlier to ensure that they have sufficient time to complete the vaccine courses.

Malaria prophylaxis may need to be considered depending on the expected itinerary.

Vaccination List Required/ Recommended All Travellers Trekking Rural
Yellow Fever
Tetanus Tetanus
Diphtheria
Hepatitis A Hepatitis A
Typhoid Typhoid
Hepatitis B Hepatitis B
Rabies Rabies
Meningococcal Meningitis Meningococcal Meningitis
Poliomyelitis
Cholera
Tuberculosis Tuberculosis
Tick Borne Encephalitis
Japanese B Encephalitis Japanese B Encephalitis
Malaria W.H.O. report malaria transmission in this country in certain areas. Prophylaxis may be recommended in some circumstances. Please consult your Doctor or Travel Clinic.

Country Profile

Find out more about the health risks you should be aware of when travelling in Thailand by reading the DFA Thailand country information page
or the WHO Thailand country information page.