Do I need to get travel insurance for Thailand?

Do I need to get travel insurance for Thailand

Yes. With effect from March 2020, it has been compulsory to have travel insurance to enter Thailand. In addition, you must have at least US $20,000 of COVID cover to enable a successful application for the Thailand Pass.

The policy must cover in-patient and out-patient treatment, medication, hospitalization, and emergency transportation (ambulance) and be valid for the entirety of your trip, including the day of travel.

Where can I get travel insurance for Thailand with COVID-19 coverage?

You can get travel insurance for Thailand from most local travel insurance companies as well as online, which is one of the most convenient methods. There are many online providers too, like Thai Embassy UK, which allow you to obtain an instant quote and offer instant purchase, meaning there’s no waiting around for the documents in the post.

Regardless of the method, you choose to get travel insurance for Thailand, make sure to always read the policy’s “small print” carefully, and ensure you understand how much coverage you have, and are not get hit by unexpected bills later on.

How much does Insurance for Thailand cost?

Obviously, that depends on a number of factors, the main ones being:

Duration of stay

Level of cover that you have chosen

What is your age?

Any underlying medical issues

A policy covering 30-day stays could come as cheap as 2,000 Thai Baht. For tourist visa applications with a validity of 90 days, travel insurance policies may range from 5,000 Thai Baht to 10,000 Thai Baht. An annual policy may be of better value if you frequently travel to Thailand or hold a Thailand Retirement Visa.

Will everything be included in Thailand Travel Insurance?

No, not all activities will be covered by standard insurance.

Insurance companies usually have a list of activities they cover as well as exclusions or extras. This will include high-risk activities such as bungee jumping, scuba diving, rock climbing, sailing, and white water rafting. There are certain activities that will never be included such as accidents from drink driving or drug misuse.

I live in Thailand, where can I get insurance for a trip back to my homeland?

There are a range of providers covering this including Tune who is part of the Air Asia Group

If you require any Thai immigration advice or assistance, please contact us today for a free 30-minute consultation. Or, visit our FAQ page which provides further useful information.


*Disclaimer: Information is subject to change and is correct at the time of publication. Immigration laws change every day, though. The older the posts on this site, the more likely it is that there have been legal developments since they were published.*






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