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How can Swedish Citizens apply for Thailand visa? When is the best time to visit the country? How to find the best flight to Thailand? Where to visit? or which tour packages will suit you most? Everything can be found below.

Thailand TRAVEL TIPS FOR "SWEDISH CITIZENS"

Best time to visit Thailand

Although the climate varies throughout Thailand, you can visit all year round. The best time to travel is during the cool and dry season between November and early April.

In the south, the climate differs between the eastern and western coasts. The west coast is more favorable during the winter months, when diving and snorkeling will be at its best. The weather on the east coast is good for most of the year, with the lowest rainfall in January and February and the highest in November.

You can check the detailed guide to know exactly where and when to go in Thailand throughout the year.

Thailand Tourist Visa Policy for Swedish Citizens

As one of Countries listed for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival, Swedish Passport Holders are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit. (15-day stays if arriving by land-crossing). The period of stay may not be extended.

Upon arrival, those entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption scheme may be required to show the documents below at the port of entry:

  • Proof of adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand i.e. traveler’s cheque or cash equivalent to 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family.
  • Proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date.

Swedish Passport Holders who are planning to stay in Thailand as tourists for a longer period specified above must obtain a tourist visa before entering Thailand. Travelers entering Thailand for purposes other than tourism need to apply for visa of the specific type.

NOTICE: Travelers are also advised to check if he/she would need to carry International Health Certificate for Yellow Fever Vaccination to enter Thailand

Plan a longer journey? Check out the guide for Thailand tourist visa policy

How much does it cost to travel to Thailand from Sweden?

For the flight cost, check the information below in this article (Getting to Thailand from Sweden)

Our recommended spending for your journey in Thailand is about $120-150/person/day (group of 2 people). Of course, you can either spend less at about $90-100/person/day (even $30-40/day - backpacker style) or you can spend much higher depending on the services you expect on spot.

Here is our detailed guide for Budget & Currency for travelling in Thailand

Getting to Thailand from Sweden

From Sweden, you can get the flight to Cambodia from some popular cities such as Stockholm, Ängelholm, Gothenburg.

As most international flights arrive in Thailand's capital city, Bangkok, travellers should be aware that there are two international airports near the city, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport.

Low-cost airlines such as AirAsia operate mainly to and from Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport (DMK), connecting the country's capital to domestic airports throughout Thailand. For this reason, it can sometimes be cheaper to fly into Bangkok first before travelling to your final destination.

Flight FAQs

Q. When is the best time to book flights to Thailand?

Aim to have your flight tickets secured at least four months in advance to give yourself a chance of finding the cheapest flights to Thailand. If you can then book them even further ahead, especially if your dates coincide with a major event or the peak season. 

Once you’ve narrowed down your destination by choosing a city, usually either Bangkok or Chiang Mai, you’ll be able to figure out what dates offer the cheapest flights to Thailand and go from there. 

Flexibility is the key to securing discounted flight tickets so if you’re not governed by a particular set of weeks or to a specific location then you’ll give yourself the best chances of finding the cheapest flights to Thailand. 

Don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as each has their benefits and offer equally impressive view through your flight.

Q. How long is the flight to Thailand?

The distance between Sweden and Thailand is 8376 km. The road distance is 12528.8 km.

The quickest flight from Stockholm Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 10h 15m.

Q. What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sweden to Thailand?

Thai Airways International, KLM, Swiss, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways are the most popular airlines when flying from Sweden to Thailand.

Q. Where should I fly to in Thailand if I’d like to visit the northern part of the country?

If you want to skip Bangkok and visit Thailand's north, including the "Golden Triangle" region near the borders with Laos and Myanmar, consider flying into Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). 

However, it can be expensive to fly to Chiang Mai, so many tourists travelling on a budget fly into Bangkok and take another budget domestic flight to Chiang Mai.

Q. Where should I fly if I’m visiting Phuket beaches and Thailand’s islands?

Distance Between Stockholm, Sweden & Phuket, Thailand is 8690 Kilo Meters

Non-Stop flight duration from Stockholm to Phuket is 10 hours 35 minutes (Operated by Thai Airways International)

Q. How much does it cost to fly to Thailand?

The price ticket ranges from $270 to $1,800 depending on your flight route and date. 

We recommend using some online ticket booking platform (Kayak, Cheapflights, or SkyScanner) to look for the cheapest flight possible according to your travel plan. They do have alert system when there is the price change on your travel date

Here is how to get the cheapest flight possible to Thailand

Getting around in Thailand

You’ll find a real gamut of transportation options in Thailand, from Bangkok’s modern Skytrain system to tuk-tuks, with plenty of options in between. While the traffic in Bangkok can be wretched, rural areas still offer generally good roads with zero snarl. So be flexible, and hop the tuk-tuk, subway, taxi, ferry, bus, train or plane that will best get you where you want to go. There’s plenty to explore!

Check How to get around in Thailand here

Other FAQs

1. Do I need vaccines for Thailand?

Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Thailand. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Thailand: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza

Here is the article for recommended vaccinations for Thailand.

2. How safe is Thailand?

Thailand is generally a safe country to visit, but it's smart to exercise caution, especially when it comes to dealing with strangers (both Thai and foreigners) and travelling alone.

  • Assault of travellers is relatively rare in Thailand, but it does happen.
  • Possession of drugs can result in a year or more of prison time. Drug smuggling carries considerably higher penalties, including execution.
  • Disregard all offers of free shopping or sightseeing help from strangers. These are scams that invariably take a commission from your purchases.

Here is our guide for Safety and Precautions in Thailand

3. Do I need a travel insurance for Thailand?

The answer is a very loud YES. Protect yourself against the cost of medical care, missed connections, lost or stolen items and other common travel annoyances.

Be sure that your policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home. Some policies specifically exclude ‘dangerous activities’, which can include scuba diving, motorcycling and even trekking. A locally acquired motorcycle licence is not valid under some policies. You may prefer a policy that pays doctors or hospitals directly rather than you having to pay on the spot and claim later. If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation.

Check the detailed article for Thailand travel insurance here

4. What should I take to Thailand?

Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Thailand:

  • Slip-on Shoes are best, especially if you’re planning to travel to many temples. You will need to take your shoes off quite frequently.
  • Bug spray to ward off mosquitoes that could be carrying disease.
  • Shops in Thailand have sunscreen, but your options are limited.
  • If you’re planning on visiting temples, buy clothing items that cover your shoulders, knees and ankles.

Here is the detailed guide for what to pack for Thailand

5. Are you supposed to tip in Thailand?

 

Tipping is NOT customary in Thailand, there is absolutely NO mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated. Unlike some other parts of the world, you will never see a Thai service provider with his hand out waiting for a tip.

Check out the Thailand tipping guide & other local etiquettes here

6. Do I need to buy a Thailand SIM Card? And where can I buy it?

It is recommended to buy a local SIM card why travelling in Thailand as it surely has a stable connection and also the cheaper price for calling & data usage.

You can buy the SIM Card almost everywhere in Thailand, especially inside the big cities like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, or Phuket

Check out the detailed guide for Internet & phone in Thailand here

7. Do I need to bargain while shopping in Thailand?

Bargaining and haggling for a better deal is all part of the experience when shopping at markets in Bangkok. The first price offered is rarely the true price, especially in overly tourist areas like Khao San Road, Silom, Chatuchak Market, or the stalls around Nana BTS Station. 

Tips: 

  • Remember that while bargaining is common in markets, it is not accepted or possible in convenience stores like 7-Eleven or upscale shopping malls.
  • Look around and check with your guide to have the idea of what you are going to buy. 

Here is our guide for Buying and bargaining in Thailand

Swedish Embassy in Thailand

It is good to know exactly where the Swedish embassy or consulates are located when traveling. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.

Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand

  • Address: Pacific Place One, 20th floor, 140 Sukhumvit Road (between Soi 4 and 6), Bangkok 10110, Thailand
  • Telephone: (+66) 2263 7200
  • Fax: (+66) 2263 7260
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.swedenabroad.com/bangkok
  • Office hours: Monday-Thursday: 07:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:15; Friday: 07:30-13:00

Thailand TOUR PACKAGES FOR "SWEDISH CITIZENS"

Treasures of Thailand Treasures of Thailand

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Treasures of Thailand
Luxury / 14 days / fr. $4,200

Take a round tour of Thailand from bustling Bangkok to the north and back covering all the iconic sites with a special touch of luxury. Be pampered with door to door transfers and special access to... More

Hills to Coast Thailand Explorer Hills to Coast Thailand Explorer

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Hills to Coast Thailand Explorer
Trek & Hike / 21 days / fr. $2,730

From the mountains to the sea, take the family on an adventurous holiday in Thailand covering multiple sports such as hiking, biking and kayaking. Begin at historically rich Kanchanaburi, hike the... More

Northern Thailand Hike Northern Thailand Hike

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Northern Thailand Hike
Trek & Hike / 9 days / fr. $1,170

Start and end in Chiang Mai! With the hiking & trekking tour Northern Thailand Hike, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Chiang Mai, and Mae Hong Son. Northern Thailand Hike includ... More

Thailand Luxury Holiday Thailand Luxury Holiday

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Thailand Luxury Holiday
Luxury / 12 days / fr. $4,800

Invigorate the senses and rejuvenate the soul in Thailand. Indulge at the country’s best spas, undergoing traditional and modern treatments to refresh tired muscles. Delve into Thailand&rsquo... More

Cultural Thailand Cultural Thailand

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Cultural Thailand
Luxury / 10 days / fr. $4,020

Take the family on a cultural and educational experience of Thailand. Beginning at Bangkok, explore the city on local transportation, visit unique and bustling markets before travelling overland to... More

Thailand Honeymoon Package Thailand Honeymoon Package

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Thailand Honeymoon Package
Honeymoon / 11 days / fr. $1,650

Get immersed in Thai culture on this 11-day trip consisting of many activities that excite the senses. Get up close and personal with elephants, go through Bangkok’s canals, witness the morni... More

Thailand Honeymoon Experience Thailand Honeymoon Experience

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Thailand Honeymoon Experience
Honeymoon / 12 days / fr. $1,920

For a romantic getaway comprising of arts, culture, nature and the extra touch of amorous this honeymoon experience is the one to go on. Visit iconic temples in Bangkok, partake in a traditional La... More

Northern Thailand & Beaches Northern Thailand & Beaches

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Northern Thailand & Beaches
Wellness & Leisure / 21 days / fr. $2,520

Start in Bangkok and end in Koh Phangan! With the beach tour Northern Thailand & Beaches, you have a 21 day tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 8 other destinations in Thailan... More

Thailand Beach Vacation Thailand Beach Vacation

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Thailand Beach Vacation
Wellness & Leisure / 8 days / fr. $880
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