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Yes, you will be forced to get a test No, the government will not pay it for you. You pay it.    If positive,  yes, you are forced to stay in hospital.  No, you cannot choose the h

YOu never put your real name or phone number.

Currently this is just a theoretical scenario, but it could happen to any of us any day, so i was thinking about what would happen if:   Somebody with who you had close contact tests positiv

I think govt pays for test if you have to have one. If you have covid even if asymptomatic you'll be whisked away to hospital for an expensive stay, no doubt you will be milked being falang. 

 

I wonder if you will be allowed to say opt for a govt hospital like Bang Lamung or if they send you straight to the most expensive Bangkok Pattaya

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53 minutes ago, jackdd said:


 

Source: roojai.com

 

Sounds like they probably won't pay anything if you get tested or sent to a hospital if you don't have serious symptoms.

At least they will pay for the test.

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23 hours ago, FlorC said:

Some good questions !

 

I wonder about it too.

I want to take the bus to Bangkok . They want your name when buying a ticket. What if someone next to me on the bus has it , and they trace me down . Who's paying for tests ? Do I need to go in quarantine , where ? Who's paying ?

What if I refuse .

 

yeah good one....  track you as you can PAYYYYYYYYYYYY and never mind the carrier...

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On 11/30/2020 at 3:11 PM, jackdd said:

Currently this is just a theoretical scenario, but it could happen to any of us any day, so i was thinking about what would happen if:

 

Somebody with who you had close contact tests positive for Covid, could be your girlfriend, or maybe somebody who sat in a bus next to you, and the government considers you as "high risk".

- Are we forced to get tested for Covid?

- If we are forced, will the government pay for the test, or do they expect the foreigner to pay for a forced test?

 

The worst case scenario happens, we test positive.

- Does the government force us into a hospital?

- Can we choose the hospital?

- If we are forced, will the government pay for the stay in the hospital, or do they expect the foreigner to pay?

- What happens if the foreigner refuses to pay?

You will be made to take a test, and if positive go to hospital at your cost. It happened to a guy in our condo when he arrived back from France. We were lucky we weren't all tested, but he got sick on his first day back so hadn't mingled. hospital cost were 500,000 for two weeks

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1 hour ago, cormanr7 said:

I think it actually says that the coverage for covid treatment is limited to 50,000-100,000  Baht (depending on plan) which is not much (read further than the short claim for the two plans at the top of the website). The 1 million Baht is only for cases that end in a very serious condition.

What would you expect for a 850 Baht premium?  

You are correct.  Here is the exact wording (the "fine print") from Roojai's site:

  • "**Any illnesses such as coma, brain and nervous system damage or disorders, terminal illness, and or death, as a direct result of the Coronavirus, determined by a physician. Maximum coverage 500,000 - 1,000,000 THB (depending on the plan)
    **Medical treatment from infections (Coronavirus (COVID-19)) both In-Patient-Department (IPD) and Out-Patient-Department (OPD) cases Maximum coverage for medical expenses 50,000 - 100,000 THB/year (depending on the plan)"
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36 minutes ago, LarryLEB said:

You are correct.  Here is the exact wording (the "fine print") from Roojai's site:

  • "**Any illnesses such as coma, brain and nervous system damage or disorders, terminal illness, and or death, as a direct result of the Coronavirus, determined by a physician. Maximum coverage 500,000 - 1,000,000 THB (depending on the plan)
    **Medical treatment from infections (Coronavirus (COVID-19)) both In-Patient-Department (IPD) and Out-Patient-Department (OPD) cases Maximum coverage for medical expenses 50,000 - 100,000 THB/year (depending on the plan)"

That’s 2-3 nights in a decent hospital 😄. Anything happens you will be getting a bill for everything if you don’t have some form of health insurance. This is why a lot of people who are using the extensions to stay thinking it’s great as it’s like a extended holiday from their original visa will be in trouble if they become sick. The first thing would be they would get tested for Covid and probably kept under surveillance for a few days in hospital even if they had a sickness hardly similar to Covid . I know a lot of people renewing visas like this and none have insurance. 

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