Thailand is located in the center of South-East Asia, with its capital Bangkok an important aviation hub. Bangkok’s modern Suvarnabhumi International Airport is one of the world’s top airports, welcoming more than 45 million passengers annually. It is served by at least 80 international airlines linking 170 cities around the globe.
Visitors from 58 countries and Hong Kong SAR are automatically granted permission to stay for 30 days in the country.
Visitors from an additional 19 countries can apply for a “Visa on Arrival” at the Immigration Hall in all Thai international airports and border checkpoints.
For citizens of countries not covered by the above, visas can be obtained from the nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate.
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in conjunction with the related Thai government agencies will provide visa assistance and fast lane immigration clearance at all immigration checkpoints. For more information, visit www.mfa.go.th.
Getting around Bangkok
The BTS Skytrain and MRT Underground offer safe and convenient travel throughout the city. There is also a major bus network crisscrossing the city, a river taxi on the Chao Phraya River as well as metered taxis.
Getting to downtown Bangkok is also quite easy from the airport, as there is a selection of transport including limousine, mini-van, coach or the Airport Rail Link.
Bangkok offers a wide variety of accommodation with over 70,000 hotel rooms ranging from 2-star to 6-star hotels to suit the diverse needs of delegates. There is a plentiful choice of satellite hotels along the BTS SkyTrain, within close proximity of BITEC.
IDF will provide housing services through a professional housing bureau at no charge to delegates.