Thailand is one of the safest regions in South Asia, however due to the high volume of tourists arriving every year it’s a breeding ground for criminals. Opportunistic crime such as pickpocketing and theft is extremely common. Females are also vulnerable to unwanted attention from the local male community and sexual assault is a very real risk. Please read our article Female Travel Safety Advice when Abroad.

Terrorism is also a serious concern in the region; extremist groups are capable and it’s possible they will target areas where foreign travelers regularly visit. Remain cautious to the risk and increase situational awareness. To learn more about improving your travel security please visit