Thailand has been always strict in terms of maintaining law. You must not break them at all or you may find yourself in trouble. Here are five laws that you must not break:
We’re sure you’re enchanted by the beauty and number of opportunities in Thailand for your business, but this one is a clear rule, even if your business demands you to, you really can’t. Because staying away from the cells is the best thing to do especially when abroad, right?
Did you know you could be detained for overstaying at the immigration detention centre? So make sure your visa is well in order.
2. Respect The King
This is again a very important law for the tourists visiting Thailand, as unique as it may seem but it forms the part of the legalities to respect the king. Don’t ever think/do defile the image of the Thai king. You can be arrested or even sent to jail for the same. This also includes Thai money, which has the face of the king, quite literally.
No matter what business you’re into, you gotta stay away from ending up in a jail, right? Not respecting the Thai king in front of your Thai business partners too can get you into the same trouble beware! We’re sure this will be a very difficult thing to explain when you return home.
3. Bribery in Thailand: Where Thai law is subject to “influence”
No country these days tolerates bribing behavior, and especially when you’re into a business and need some speeding up, you’re definitely at least thinking of this in your sub-conscious. If yes, we advice, please don’t because the laws in Thailand with regards to Bribery at more stringent than you can ever imagine. Remember that you are there for the better of your business, not on the price of yourself, right?
4. Passport & ID
Thai law requires you to have your ID at all times with you and kid you not, they mean all the time! Do carry a photocopy of that too long with you everywhere you go in Thailand. Even while dining or jet skiing in Phuket with your business partner, you can be asked for ID at all times and we’re sure you don’t want to be/feel insulted in front of your colleagues, right? Plus, this is a given that you’ll be asked for ID as a safety too, for example when hiring/renting a jet ski, it ensures them safety of return.
5. Don’t Wear A Shirt While You Drive A Car
Yes, that’s a rule in Thailand and don’t be shocked or ridicule it just for the sake of it because you can get arrested for the same! You’re probably driving to your office/business partner/with your business partner and you definitely wouldn’t want to get embarrassed for this miniscule.
Hence, stay away from shirts while driving!
Beware of these things that invite trouble & you’re sure to have a wonderful business tour. Cheers!