Do I need any vaccines to visit Thailand?

You do not need any shots to visit Thailand (just perhaps a Yellow Fever certificate), but there are some recommended

You do not normally need any shots to visit Thailand—though some travel medicine experts recommend vaccines against hepatitis and Japanese encephalitis for travel in Southeast Asia, especially if you intend to spend time in the jungle (say on a hill tribe trek).

However, you will need to provide a certificate of having had a Yellow Fever vaccine if your passport shows you are arriving from or have traveled through a country with Yellow Fever (which includes pretty much every country in South America and sub-Saharan Africa; the full list is at

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This article was by Reid Bramblett and last updated in April 2011.
All information was accurate at the time.

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