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4 minutes ago, stevenl said:

Is this a Thai or foreign insurance? Did you also check with them if there is coverage if you're required to follow government directives?

 

This is a Thai company (think 4th month), good point about the "government directive" although I did word my question to suggest that. I can ask directly.

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It does bring up some interesting questions.

Most of the test facilities say 24 hours before you get results.

I am not sure if one is required to go back to the facility for results or probably it is by email or SMS.

If it is the latter and they notify you as positive and you tell them you are not going and will self quarantine then what? They do apparently send an ambulance to your residence to pick you up. They come into your residence and take you by force?  I guess it is possible they would.

 

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Not knowing anyone who has actually tested +ve I have no idea what the protocols actually are, even for Thais.

 

But with the strong possibility of WP renewals needing a -ve test result in the future it's certainly a worry.

 

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Both my wife (Thai) and I tested positive in London.

 

I had no symptoms and felt fine, I wouldn’t have even got a test if my wife hadn’t tested positive first.

My wife tested positive after having a loss of taste and smell – the number of meals my wife/Thai eat the obvious first indicator 🙂

 

If I was there I suggest you go with that, as it is a recognised symptom and very hard to prove otherwise to satisfy the insurers.

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We truly live in Clown World.

Hi!  I'm not sick.
"You need to be tossed into a hospital immediately, and because you are a foreigner you need to be thrown into the most expensive hospital we can find.

"But I can afford it."

Dirty foreigner cheap charlies.  Thailand needs to throw them all out!

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2 minutes ago, thaisail said:

I bought a Covid 19 insurance policy from Dhipaya for 850 baht valid for one year in April last year.

 

That could well be 850 Baht well spent, do you have a link to the relevant web page?

 

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11 minutes ago, thaisail said:

I bought a Covid 19 insurance policy from Dhipaya for 850 baht valid for one year in April last year. I just got off the phone with them and they assured me that if I test positive, I will be covered as long as the doctor is requesting for me to stay in the hospital. I asked him if this is true if I have no symptoms and he said as long as the government makes me stay in the hospital, I will be covered. 

 

I guess you know by now that Richard Barrow has posted the new law that was published in the Royal Gazette on December 25, 2020, that in order to get an extension of stay  to remain in Thailand which most of us have to do once per year, you will have to supply a negative Covid 19 test certificate. The details as usual have not been provided. This law will go into force on January 25 so if anyone is up for their extension renewal, I would advise everyone to apply for their extension before this new law goes into force. 

 

I asked Dhipaya if they will cover the cost of a negative test for Covid 19 and they told me that they will not pay for a negative test. However if the test is positive they will pay for the test along with all expenses up to 1,000,000 baht for hospitalization. 

I bought the same insurance just in case it was needed, have actually just got home from immigration with my new extension stamped in my passport, there was no mention of needing a test now or in the future while I was there

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15 minutes ago, seajae said:

I bought the same insurance just in case it was needed, have actually just got home from immigration with my new extension stamped in my passport, there was no mention of needing a test now or in the future while I was there

From Richard Barrows twitter feed on January 16

 

IMPORTANT: According to this document published in the Royal Gazette, the Immigration law for Section 12 (4) and Section 44 (2) is being changed to include the need for the foreigners to have a #COVID19 test done in order to visit (and stay) in #Thailand.

This document was published in the Royal Gazette on 25th December. The part that is underlined says it will become law 30 days later. So on 25th January. As usual, not everything is clear and to be transparent here, there has been no announcement by Immigration yet

 
Even if it is true that Immigration will start asking for a COVID free test after 25 January, I’m sure you won’t just be kicked out of the country. You would be sent to a hospital & once you are declared safe, you can then re-apply for your extension. But let’s wait for details.
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