Thailand is a southeast Asian country. It is famous for its tropical warmth, smile from it’s people and the beautiful jewel green waters with white sand beaches.

Renowned for more than just friendly, hospitable people, Thailand is known for it’s royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of buddha.

Whether you decide to stay only for the time recommended by your surgeon, or bring a friend to experience this magical country prior to your surgery, there is something to see and do in Thailand that will leave you breathless.

Phuket is Thailand’s largest and most popular island, with Asia’s most popular beach destination. Perfect for snorkelling in the warm Andaman sea, or sitting back to enjoy the view while you recover from your surgery.

Entice your taste buds with Phuket’s famous night markets, go elephant trekking or book a tour to surrounding islands and hidden lagoons or the local culture of Phuket town.

Be sure to pack light, from the minute you reach Thailand, you’ll be excited for the variety and bargains you’ll find while shopping at local markets and the bigger shopping centres.

Remember your recovery is our priority and depending on the procedure your having done, some activities may not be recommended. For those keen for adventure, we recommend spending a few days in Thailand prior to your procedure date.

Thai Weather


Thailand has a warm, tropical climate year-round ranging from hot (march-may) 25-43 degrees. Tropical (June-oct) 23-33 degrees and cool (Nov-feb) 22-31 degrees.


Thailand is a popular tourist destination and modern when it comes to dress etiquette. However, when visiting any religious site, dress conservatively and avoid wearing clothing including shorts above your knees, singlets and sleeveless blouses.

Thailand Etiquette

Thailand Vaccinations


Provided you have had all immunizations as a child, including all all routine booster vaccinations, no additional immunizations are required for travel to Phuket.

There is no malaria in Phuket and clients are not required to take prophylactic medication to protect against malaria. Taking medication for malaria may result in surgery been cancelled as this medication is contraindicated for surgery.

In all cases, it is highly recommended that you speak to your GP before making any decisions about procedures and travel.


Clients are advised to purchase an international adaptor prior to leaving home. Most hotels use 220 volts, 50 cycles and a round two pronged slim plug.

Thailand Power Socket

Australian Passport

Passports and Visas

Please ensure that you have at least 6 months remaining on your passport from your departure your date. No visa is required for Australians staying less than 30 days and holding an onward air ticket.

Arriving In Phuket

Elegance Abroad provides a high standard of service and this care extends past your surgery.

Elegance Abroad will arrange your transportation from the airport/hotel/hospital if you require..

If your procedure is more than 100 000 BAHT these transfers are complimentary. Once your procedure and flight details have been confirmed, your nurse from elegance abroad will confirm these details with you.

If you are part of a group tour, your nurse will also be at the airport with your driver.


Arriving in Phuket