Laws and cultural expectations are quite different in Thailand therefore, it is always recommended to check with a Tourist Board to make sure you are up-to-date on current laws for travel to the country.

The official Thailand Tourist Board website will help prepare for a trip to Koh Samui as will a visit to your country's actual board. Aside from updating you on the laws and customs of Thailand, the tourist board can provide free maps, discounts, and much travel advice.

Your home Government should provide online, up-to-date information on customs, laws. and foreigner regulations in Thailand.

A visit to Thailand for tourism purposes, for nationals of the 42 countries listed - HERE - entitles visitors (who arrive by air) to a Tourist Visa Exemption of 30 days - Arrivals overland ar3e only entitled to a 15 day Visa Exemption.

Overstays can result in serious problems, or at the very least a "per day" fine of 500฿ - More Information - LINK

REMEMBER - TAT or Tourism Authority of Thailand, DO NOT SELL TOURS or TICKETS.

TAT Call Centre: 1672

Anyone selling tours or tickets and claiming to be a trusted employee or agent of TAT is a LIAR.

Website: www.tourismthailand.org

Other Resources:

Thaiways Magazine: www.thaiwaysmagazine.com