Do you need a visa to visit Thailand
from Canada?

Do you need a visa to visit Thailand from Canada?

No, you do need Thailand visa if you carry Canadian Passport holder. You can enter the country for a 30 day visa exemption, which means you can stay in Thailand quite long period. Or you can enter Thailand and the access Thailand neighbor country too. After that you can reentry the country very easy.

Useful information

There are also some other useful information for Canadian to visit Thailand. What you need before plan the trip to visit Thai?  Additional suggestion begins with interesting destination that you may like. Do you need vaccinations?

Do you need to vaccinate before visit Thailand?

If you travel in the city the area, you do not need to worry about malaria since most common for travellers to contract the disease while in rural areas, especially near the Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar borders.

Some doctor may advice to protect following this list.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Zika
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Malaria
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Dengue fever

Good Idea for registration of Canadians abroad

This is a free service on a website that you can access to register for notifying Canadian government know about your travel in case of emergency and receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest.

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Canadian embassy in Thailand

Canadian embassy and consular section are based in Bangkok and Chiang mai. Those who travel to Phuket , Krabi and Phangna can contact the Australian Consulate general in Phuket.

Embassy of Canada in Bangkok

Online Appointment Service: Please be advised that only clients with an appointment will be accepted for routine services.

Consular Section
15th Floor, Abdulrahim Place,
990 Rama IV Road,
Bangrak Bangkok 10500

Telephone: +66 (0) 2646-4300
Fax: +66 (0) 2646-4345
Email (passports):

Consulate of Canada in Chiang Mai

The Consulate of Canada in Chiang Mai offers consular services to Canadians living and travelling in the north of Thailand.

151 Super Highway,
Tambon Tahsala
Amphur Muang,
Chiang Mai 50000

Telephone: +66 (0) 5385-0147 or +66 (0) 5324-2292
Fax: +66 (0) 5385-0332


Australian Embassy in Phuket

6th Floor CCM Complex

77/77 Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road (Bypass road)

Muang  Phuket  83000  THAILAND

In Thai:   ชั้น 6 อาคาร CCM คอมเพล็กซ์ 77/77 ถนน เฉลิมพระเกียรติ ร.9 (ถนนบายพาส) จังหวัดภูเก็ต 83000

Phone:  +66 (0) 76 317 700

Fax:   +66 (0) 76 317 743

Stay connect with your embassy is a good idea before your trip.

Loss or stolen the passport and what to do?

I hope this doesn’t happened to you. But it is best to prepare for the worse.

You can get a new passport at the nearest Canadian embassy.

What to do if your passport is lost or stolen

In Canada

Call 1-800-567-6868 (TTY services: 1-866-255-7655) to report the details of the loss or theft.

For  refugee travel document and certificate of identity.

Call 1-888-242-2100 (TTY services: 1-888-576-8502) to report the details of the loss or theft

Outside Canada

Report the loss or theft to the nearest Government of Canada office abroad.

Is Thailand safe to travel alone?

Thailand is safe to travel alone event you are female. Just keep in mind that do not walk in quiet area, dress appropriated to avoid unwanted attention.  And travel with official transport companies.

What time to visit?

Thailand is in tropical client so it’s warm all year long. The best time to visit in November to February.  However, you may consider visiting during the monsoon period during June- August which is also around rural area are totally green.

Where to go in Thailand?

Quick guide for what city that we recommend to visit

For a good time spent in each city I think 3-5 days is good for observing around. Many bloggers already explain and give more information in each destination. As I work with Canadian too. This is a destination I recommend to visit.

  • Bangkok
  • Suukhothai
  • Chiang mai , Chiang rai , Lampang
  • Khaolak or Krabi

Lets me tell why I recommend those places.

Why Canadian should visit Bangkok ?

Bangkok is a city that hard to skip. why ? This is the easiest place to get more option of arrival, flight and departure flight. And if you look often enough, you can get a good ticket flight rate.  I know that Bangkok well known as a traffic jam. I am not saying that you should come to see traffic jam. There is something cool here that worth visit.

Long tailed boat

  • First, 400 temples that are very interesting to see.
  • Cheap Food , that you will love it here.
  • Culture and history are in the Grand Palace and Ayutthaya world heritage that you can make and extension too.
  • Floating market, which is sound touristy for most so called traveller, But you do not have this in America Convenient.

Why Sukhothai?

Just know the meaning for Sukhothai means, you will love to come. Sukhothai means the dawn of happiness. Cool name right. Visitor can enjoy easy sightseeing by grab a bike and observe the world heritage. Another way to enjoy the time in Sukhothai is to visit an organic farm. Riding on the back of a buffalo is a little adventure and working in rice field will make you know the farmer life better.

Visit small village to make gold  or take part in a village to do craft work . Do you like this kind of authentic experience when visits Sukhothai?

wat srichum sukhothai

Why Chiang mai , Chiang rai , Lampang ?

This is a city in the north of Thailand, which is totally different from central and southern part of the country. Those three cities is very near one another, but you can select to spend more time in different place as you like

I want to give a guideline as table for comparison of different point of interest

horse riding in Lampang

Less In the middle More
Traffic jam Lampang Chiang rai Chiang mai
Yummy local food Chiang mai Lampang Chiang rai
Number of Tourist Lampang Chiang rai Chiang mai
Old houses in city Chiang rai Chiang mai Lampang
Old temple Chiang rai Lampang Chiang mai
Horse riding Chiang rai Chiang mai Lampang
Hill Tribe village Lampang Chiang mai Chiang rai
Flight arrival/ departure = easy to access and connect to other destination Lampang Chiang rai Chiang mai


I hope you like my comparison of three cities. And I hope this will not lead to confusion and it can help to pick the right destination to visit the north of Thailand.

Why Khaolak or Krabi ?

I love this beach town which is less busy and easy to rich beautiful marine national park.

What can I bring to Canada?

A lot of things in Thailand you can bring back to Canada.  The Buddha image is not souvenir and when take out from Thailand you need permission. Thai people are really serious about the misuse of Buddha statues and put to impropriate area.

Check out for what you need to do when travel to Canada.

Check more details of what can you bring back to Canada.