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Latest Covid 19 Insurance Requirements for Foreigners Returning to Thailand

 

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The insurance required for a foreigner wanting to enter Thailand has changed dramatically since COVID 19 was unleashed upon the world earlier this year.

 

From a very laissez – faire attitude where there was no insurance requirement, suddenly in March 2020 it was announced by the Thai government that any alien wanting to enter Thailand had to show US$100,000 of COVID 19 insurance, before they are granted leave to enter Thailand. 

 

This is shown at the Thai embassy, not by producing a policy or showing a medical card, but by getting a certificate of “Proof of insurance” from your insurance provider.

 

The insurance has to run at least from the date of entry for the length that your visa allows you to stay in Thailand, so it is no use purchasing a one month insurance cover if your visa allows you to stay 90 days or for one year, your application will be rejected out of hand.

 

While for tourists coming in to Thailand on the new 90 special tourist visa, the minimum requirement is THB400,000 In-patient cover and THB40,000 Out-patient cover, and US$100,000 COVID 19 covers, again it must cover as a minimum the length of the issued visa.

 

The best option is to perhaps consult with an established Thai broker such as Macallan Insurance Broker, who will probably suggest an annual policy, paid quarterly so that it can be cancelled when it is no longer needed, and a deductible can be added to reduce the premium.

 

As the policy is valid for a year, covers COVID 19, accidents and medical problems, excluding pre-existing conditions, this ticks all the boxes for the Thai embassies, the insurance application can be done by e-mail and once accepted, the certificate of insurance can be sent by e-mail and this is acceptable to Thai embassies and consulates.

 

For more information please contact

Macallan Insurance Broker Co., Ltd.

63/14-15 Moo 10, South Pattaya Rd.,

Nongprue, Banglamung

Chonburi 20150

Phone: 038 427 904-5

Email: [email protected]

https://macallanbroker.com/

 

 

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More advertising from TV.

Ridiculous! Maybe thais should buy more insurance to protect against the dirty diseased foreigners or shut the dam borders for good you greedy immoral racist so and so's.

We're toast after 70!

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was announced by the Thai government that any alien wanting to enter Thailand had to show US$100,000 of COVID 19 insurance, before they are granted leave to enter Thailand. 

Alien, or Allan? 

 

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11 minutes ago, Enzian said:

OK, I'm 80 now, on a non-O in Bangkok with a multiple re-entry permit. What's the chance I will ever be able to buy the insurance required at a price a normal person can afford or justify in order to re-enter the country as long as this requirement stands? 

I got some flack a couple of months back for saying I may have to pack up and leave indefinitely, and not to slam the door behind me, but I can't be the one of this mind. My guess is that the world is stuck with this virus for at least two more years. Of course I can just decide to stay here and die before I ever see my grandchildren in person, could be worse.

I have the strange feeling that there'll soon be a lot more viruses. Now it makes sense. 

China, where it originated had not many cases of COVID 19, why do countries far away have so many?

 

   The mind boggles. 

 

  

 

   

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Revolut premium accounts 'free' insurance works just fine. 

UK cost is 7 GBP a month.. 90 days per trip (COE issued on a annual extension good until next july). covers 18 - 75 age.

All this griping about something that costs 2 cups of a coffee a month. 

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This insurance thing is going on for years, they started with the travel agents first (went up from 100.000 to 1 million) . It got worse after the 2010 water problems in BKK during the reign of miss Yingluck (price up 300% , amount covered for 1/3 property) now they have covid. Somebody way up in the system is making a lott of money because of this. Here again our embassies should ask the same kind of insurance cover before issuing the visa to Thai people.

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Complete rubbish.  I returned to Thailand last week.  I just used my ordinary travel insurance which finishes in  December.  My visa runs until February next year.  The only thing that the London Embassy insisted on was that my policy stated explicitly that it covered me for up to $100,000 for emergency health treatment due to Covid 19.  No special certificate etc.  

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