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For any new policy you buy or new trip booked covered by an existing annual multi-trip policy on or after 12 March 2020, we’ll still cover any medical claims due to coronavirus if you’re travelling to an area where there’s no Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO) or Government advice against travel.

 

 

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-insurance?campaignid=ppc~ti~PO_Prospecting_Travel+Insurance+Brand_Core_EM~GOOGLE~ac~prosp~PO_Prospecting_Travel+Insurance_Brand_Core_EM~brand~post+office+travel+insurance&gclid=CjwKCAjwrvv3BRAJEiwAhwOdM_IHmRiXGaNVLy1i0BQsQ2paWXUY_P4zT2ktVKHz5_fgnMSWCOvt8BoCyL0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

I have NOT:

Checked limits (IE WILL IT COVER YOU FOR THE $100,000 THE THAI GOVERNMENT REQUIRES?)

Checked whether it applies only to UK residents

Checked the "small print"

 

If anyone investigates this further and finds more details PLEASE POST YOUR FINDINGS HERE

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4 hours ago, steve187 said:

quote attached for a 28 day trip to Thailand in August/september for a 65 year old with no medical conditions

 

edit normal resident of UK for 6months, not spent more than 6 months abroad in the last yearUK doctor etc. apply

 

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you must have COVID coverage or you won't get into Thailand.

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Posted (edited)

UPDATE to my OP regarding the Post Office Insurance:

 

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From the above i infer that ALL medical expenses would be covered - I sat on the phone for 40 minutes to confirm that but they're too busy to answer 😧

 

Also https://www.postoffice.co.uk/travel-insurance-faqs  may be useful

NOTE - you DO have to be UK-resident to apply.

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Posted (edited)

Now that the FCO travel advisory has been lifted for Thailand this looks like a good find. 

 

A key factor would be the availability of a Certificate of Insurance which states the insured is covered for treatment of conditions related to Covid-19 up to (or over) US$100,000. 

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6 hours ago, bolt said:

you must have COVID coverage or you won't get into Thailand.

look at op

 

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41 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

Now that the FCO travel advisory has been lifted for Thailand this looks like a good find. 

 

A key factor would be the availability of a Certificate of Insurance which states the insured is covered for treatment of conditions related to Covid-19 up to (or over) US$100,000. 

From my #4 it appears that it's unlimited - as I said, when I can confirm with them, I shall.

If anyone else manages to get through and ask PO, or decides to email please do update this topic.

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If you’re a retiree living in Thailand, non UK resident, the claim part of this wouldn’t work. It might however get you back into Thailand if that’s the real reason you want it.

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18 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

Now that the FCO travel advisory has been lifted for Thailand this looks like a good find. 

 

A key factor would be the availability of a Certificate of Insurance which states the insured is covered for treatment of conditions related to Covid-19 up to (or over) US$100,000. 

Do you have a link to clarify FCO travel advisory has been lifted for travel to Thailand ?

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My wife is on extension of stay she is stuck in the UK due to the virus as she went home to see our daughters new born before all hell let loose her BA July flight was cancelled as was her May and June flight as for the new requirements by the Thai government good luck on that its nigh on impossible to get hold of $100,000 insurance stipulating Corona 19 cover as well as the verification of fit to fly certificate that can’t be older than 72 hours before your departure after weeks of trying she hasn’t managed to get either.

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15 minutes ago, Jumbo1968 said:

Do you have a link to clarify FCO travel advisory has been lifted for travel to Thailand ?

How incredible that you cannot find something that prominent, yet can post here on a forum!

As it's an important issue, I'll do your 1-second Google search for you

 

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand

 

You're welcome🤔

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35 minutes ago, crazykopite said:

My wife is on extension of stay she is stuck in the UK due to the virus as she went home to see our daughters new born before all hell let loose her BA July flight was cancelled as was her May and June flight as for the new requirements by the Thai government good luck on that its nigh on impossible to get hold of $100,000 insurance stipulating Corona 19 cover as well as the verification of fit to fly certificate that can’t be older than 72 hours before your departure after weeks of trying she hasn’t managed to get either.

 

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You may find that as she currently has a UK address, she could get this PO insurance. She may have to  be "economical with the truth" when applying.🙄

As @Fairynuff said above, a claim would probably fail, but it might satisfy the Thai authorities for entry which is all you need.

 

And, a thought occurs.....if she already had insurance for her trip TO the UK, that MIGHT still be valid if it was taken out in time  - worth a check?

 

Sadly neither of my comments help you with the other requirements.

 

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24 minutes ago, VBF said:

How incredible that you cannot find something that prominent, yet can post here on a forum!

As it's an important issue, I'll do your 1-second Google search for you

 

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand

 

You're welcome🤔

Of recent the U.K. government were advising against all international travel except for business, I never read about the announcement that they had changed there policy more so if you return from Thailand to the U.K. you are advised to self quarantine for 14 days.

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Irrespective if you can get insurance it looks like the Thai Government are not going to make many concessions for arriving tourists. I was hoping to get back before the 4th of September when my partners Tourist Visa expires.

 https://www.pattayamail.com/thailandnews/thailand-sees-long-delay-for-travel-bubble-plandue-to-second-wave-fear-306794

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