Koh Tao is a small island located on the east side of the Surat Thani coast, close to the neighbouring islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.
LanguageThai and English
ClimateThe weather in Thailand is generally very hot, particularly between March and May. The monsoon season runs from June to October, when the climate is still hot and humid with torrential rains. The best time for travelling is November to February (cool season), although the southern islands are best from June to September.
CurrencyThai Baht (THB)
VisaEntry visas for Irish nationals are not required for tourist stays of up to 30 days.
HealthRecommended vaccinations for Thailand include cover against the childhood diseases (Tetanus and Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps and Rubella) as well as cover against 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. 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.
PassportsYou must have a valid passport to enter Thailand, with at least six months validity. Be aware that a number of Irish citizens have been deported from Thailand for trying to enter the country on a damaged passport. It’s advisable to take a number of photocopies of your passport with you. All visitors are required to carry their passport at all times.
Time ZoneGMT + 7 hours