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Consulate of Ireland

Phuket, Thailand


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Tel: 00 66 76 281 273

Fax: 00 66 76 384 425

News and Updates


Ireland introduces Short-Stay Visa Waiver Programme for citizens of Thailand


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Message from the Chairman of the Convention of the Constitution


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Education Notice issued for Thailand - 27th August 2012


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Travel Insurance - 26th August 2012


It is strongly advised that all people travelling to Thailand take out a travel insurance policy.


Small motorbikes are a commonly used mode of transport in Thailand and cheap to hire.


It needs to be noted that a large portion of insurance companies DO NOT cover accidents of any nature on motorbikes in Thailand and unfortunately these are the most common and sometimes fatal accidents.


You are advised to read the small print of all insurance policies and if you are going to or think you may hire a small motorbike, please get appropriate insurance before travelling.


Insurance for hired motorbikes is not available in Thailand and if some companies say it is, be aware that the amount is usually as small at 15,000 THB (approx 375 Euro).