Home to azure waters, stunning deserted beaches and idyllic islands tucked away from the madding tourist hot spots, it’s no wonder that Thailand is a popular honeymoon destination; however, there are risks involved in travelling to Thailand so it’s best to be aware of these before you go, to try and avoid travel accidents and ensure you return home with a golden tan and happy memories, rather than travel injuries.
Staying safe in Thailand
Thailand is a fascinating country, which boasts everything from ancient temples and dense rainforest, to sweeping beaches lined with palms swaying in the tropical breeze. Many popular tourist destinations are quiet, secluded and safe, but some locations can be dangerous and it’s a good idea to take some simple steps to protect yourself from injuries abroad and prevent holiday accidents. Here are some top tips to staying safe in Thailand:
- Do your research: Find out which destinations are safe and tourist-friendly and visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website for the latest traveller information for Thailand.
- Take care when renting a car: Rental firms do not comply with the stringent safety measures in place in the UK and the risk of road traffic accidents is high. Be particularly careful when renting mopeds and always wear a helmet. Try to avoid busy routes where traffic is heavy and drive carefully and slowly. Never drive under the influence of alcohol.
- Avoid carrying large amounts of cash and valuables with you: Rates of street crime are relatively high in the larger cities and tourists are often an easy target.
- Beware of street-sellers and touts: You can’t go anywhere in Thailand’s tourist resorts without coming across street-sellers and while most of them will move on politely if you decline their offer, some can be a little less courteous.
Can I claim compensation for a honeymoon accident in Thailand?
If you’re unlucky enough to sustain injuries or develop a travel illness while in Thailand, you may be thinking about claiming travel accident compensation. If you were involved in an accident abroad, which wasn’t your fault or you became ill after staying at a hotel, which was booked through a UK travel agent, you may have a viable travel injury claim.
If you would like to find out more about the personal injury claims process and discuss your case with an expert personal injury lawyer, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500.