Foreigners planning to travel to Thailand need medical insurance; contact the embassies before making reservations

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Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission now allows overseas travelers to purchase Thailand-based COVID-19 insurance online. (File photo – Pattaya beach on a sunny day, perfect for outdoor activities)

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to share the latest announcement from the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) that overseas visitors will be able to purchase a mandatory COVID-19 insurance policy online before visiting the Kingdom .

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said: “A medical insurance policy with coverage of at least $ 100,000 or around 3.16 million baht for possible COVID-19 treatment is among the documents. officials requested of foreign visitors planning to visit Thailand during this difficult public health. crisis.

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“TAT hopes that the COVID-19 insurance protection program, under OIC regulations, will provide additional peace of mind for foreign visitors and, hopefully, make it easier for incoming travelers to leave. their country of origin, ”added Yuthasak.

Thailand General Association (TGIA) and Thai Life Insurance Association (TLAA) as well as 16 major insurance and non-life companies in Thailand partner with oversight in accordance with OIC regulations to offer the COVID-19 insurance protection program for foreign visitors.

Foreign travelers will enjoy the following benefits by purchasing an OIC approved medical insurance policy, available online at https://covid19.tgia.org/:

-The insurance policy has been approved by the Thai government and can be used in the Thai visa application process. Coverage begins immediately upon arrival in Thailand.

-No need for advance payment or disbursements upon admission to private hospitals across the country. Insurance coverage does not exceed 100,000 USD or approximately 3.16 million baht.

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said a medical insurance policy with coverage of at least $ 100,000 or around 3.16 million baht for possible COVID-19 treatment is among the documents. officials required of foreign visitors planning to visit Thailand.

-In case of death from COVID-19 infection, the insurance company will provide a life insurance benefit of 100,000 USD or approximately 3.16 million baht to the beneficiary.

-The cost of the insurance premium is reasonable, the process is overseen by the Commissariat and the purchase can be done efficiently online.

-Thailand’s public health infrastructure and health facilities, as well as medical professionals, are recognized as some of the best in Asia for the treatment of infectious diseases.

OIC-approved COVID-19 insurance packages vary from 30 days to one year. The premium ranges from 1,600 to 4,800 Baht for 30 days of coverage; from 2,880 to 8,640 Baht for 60 days; from 3,840 to 12,160 baht for 90 days; from 7,680 to 23,040 baht for 120 days and from 14,400 to 43,200 baht for one year.

TAT strongly recommends that foreigners planning to travel to Thailand check with the Thai Embassy / Consulate General in their home country before making any reservations.


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