Passenger Guides

Departure Guide

Passengers Departure/Departing Passengers

Passengers Departure/Departing Passengers must be checked for prohibited items before traveling.

 Money and Currency Exchange

1. For the Baht of the Kingdom of Thailand, 1 Baht has 100 Satang. Banknotes are as follows: 1,000 Baht (brown), 500 Baht (purple), 100 Baht (red), 50 Baht (blue), 20 Baht (green), and 10 Baht (brown). Coins are as follows: 25 Satang, 50 Satang, 1 Baht, 2 Baht, 5 Baht, and 10 Baht.

2. Money and traveler's cheques can be exchanged at hotels, shops, banks, department stores, and currency exchange service points. The most convenient method for exchanging traveler's cheques is exchanging at banks (must show your passport).

3. Travelers can bring foreign currencies into the Kingdom of Thailand and can also take currencies out of the country. However, the amount must not exceed the amount specified by the Customs Department on arrival.

4. Travelers leaving the Kingdom of Thailand can take not more than 50,000 Baht out of the country.

Money and Currency Exchange

Taking prohibited items out of the Kingdom of Thailand or exporting prohibited items such as drugs, counterfeit banknotes and coins, and pornographic things, pictures, or books is considered as illegal. If prohibited items are found, customs officers will confiscate those items. Moreover, if passengers are judged as taking prohibited items which are illegal out of the country, they will be fined and prosecuted as imposed by the laws.

If you have questions regarding the customs procedure, want to inquire about policy related to travelers, or want to make a complaint about customs officers’ service and the customs procedure, you can contact the nearest customs office in both the arrival and departure lounges of the airport.

Restricted Items
Restricted items mean items which the laws control importing into the kingdom and exporting out of the kingdom. Imports and exports of restricted items must be permitted with written consent from related government agencies. The consent letter must be presented during clearing through customs. For instance,

Types Controlling Agency
 Less than 200 cigarettes and tobaccos, less than 250 grams of cigars and pipe tobaccos,
1 litre of alcohol beverages
 Excise Department
 Guns, bullets, explosive materials  Department of Provincial Administration, Ministry of Interior
 Plants and various parts of plants  Department of Agriculture
 Alive animals and animal remains  Department of Livestock Development or Department
of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
 Food, medicines  Food and Drug Administration
 Components of vehicles  Ministry of Industry
 Images of Buddha, artifacts, antiques  Fine Arts Department
 Radio communication equipment,
telecommunications equipment
 Department of Specific Licensing, Office of the National
Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)

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Don’t buy ivory

Foreign travelers visiting Thailand should remain aware and not take any risks by buying any ivory products. The elephant is endangered species and listed in CITES Appendix I. Therefore, the species can’t be imported or exported for commercial purpose. Permits may be granted to scientific research and breeding operation.


Thai Ivories and Elephant Legislations

1. Ivory from domesticated elephants can be legally traded, but allowed only for domestic consumption under trade control.

2. Thailand prohibits import and export of ivory even if it is for personal consumption or as souvenir, and tourists are strongly advised not to buy ivory or ivory products. Taking ivory or ivory products outside Thailand is illegal. Offenders could get a jail term of up to 10 years or a fine of up to four times the value of the item or both penalties, and could face arrest at their country of origin.

Data source : Division of Wild Fauna and Flora Protection Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation
Email :  Tel/Fax : (66)2 940 6449
Hotline  :  1362