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You will need the 40/400k baht medical insurance valid to the day your current extension ends to get a certificate of entry. You will also need the $1000,000 covid 19 insurance valid for the same amount of time.

See number 7 here. https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/requirements-for-foreigners-travelling-to-thailand-during-covid-19-tra?page=5d6636cd15e39c3bd00072dd&menu=5f4b6eb3f6ae4b236972c562

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Concur with UJ.

Under the current requirements to enter Thailand during the pandemic, if entering on a new Non O Visa based on retirement, or on a re-entry permit on a retirement extension, the 400/40K Health Insurance is required for the duration of stay granted on entry.

For entry from a new Non O Visa based on retirement, that would be for 90 days.

For an existing extension based on retirement, it would be until the expiry date of the extension.

 

If entering on a new Non O Visa based on marriage, or a re-entry permit on a marriage extension, then the 400/40K Health Insurance requirement does not apply.

 

All entries require the 100,000USD Covid Insurance.

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14 minutes ago, Tanoshi said:

Concur with UJ.

Under the current requirements to enter Thailand during the pandemic, if entering on a new Non O Visa based on retirement, or on a re-entry permit on a retirement extension, the 400/40K Health Insurance is required for the duration of stay granted on entry.

For entry from a new Non O Visa based on retirement, that would be for 90 days.

For an existing extension based on retirement, it would be until the expiry date of the extension.

 

If entering on a new Non O Visa based on marriage, or a re-entry permit on a marriage extension, then the 400/40K Health Insurance requirement does not apply.

 

All entries require the 100,000USD Covid Insurance.

How does someone located abroad (in the U.S.) buy the required insurance and pay for it in advance? How much will it cost someone 60+ years old? I bought mine here in Thailand where I livel 

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3 minutes ago, Bangkok Basha said:

How does someone located abroad (in the U.S.) buy the required insurance and pay for it in advance? How much will it cost someone 60+ years old? I bought mine here in Thailand where I livel 

It can be purchased from one the companies listed here. https://longstay.tgia.org/home/companiesoa

Or it could be obtained in a person's home country if it meets the minimum requirements.

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10 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

You will need the 40/400k baht medical insurance valid to the day your current extension ends to get a certificate of entry. You will also need the $1000,000 covid 19 insurance valid for the same amount of time.

See number 7 here. https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/requirements-for-foreigners-travelling-to-thailand-during-covid-19-tra?page=5d6636cd15e39c3bd00072dd&menu=5f4b6eb3f6ae4b236972c562

I advise  the o p  to email  their home embassy Direct  because  throughout  out the  Covid crisis the info  released  in Thailand  and even  appearing   on embassy  web sites  differs  from the reality  and requirements  on the ground  in one's home country. After reading in the Phuket press that all this b******* about needing 2 types of Thai insurance had been Revived I actually checked this in March by email direct to the London Embassy. they replied saying that Thai insurance was not essential and that UK insurance would suffice as before. Also it need only cover the duration of your stay and not the whole remaining period of your extension. I would post a copy of the email here but my laptop recently packed up  and I don't know how to copy and paste on my phone yet...lol. sorry

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14 minutes ago, SunsetT said:

Also it need only cover the duration of your stay and not the whole remaining period of your extension.

The duration of stay is normally determined by the permit to stay you get when you enter the country. In the case of a extension with re-entry permit that would be the day it expires. The only possible work around that would be a ticket out of the country and that might not always be accepted.

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7 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

That is correct.

When coming back to Thailand with a re-entry permit, is this insurance requirement (40/400k) for those of us with a retirement extension based on a non-imm O visa a permanent change or will it hopefully go away at some point in time when Thailand opens up for tourism?

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5 minutes ago, statman78 said:

When coming back to Thailand with a re-entry permit, is this insurance requirement (40/400k) for those of us with a retirement extension based on a non-imm O visa a permanent change or will it hopefully go away at some point in time when Thailand opens up for tourism?

It will go away when the requirement for a certificate of entry goes away.

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13 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

You will need the 40/400k baht medical insurance valid to the day your current extension ends to get a certificate of entry. You will also need the $1000,000 covid 19 insurance valid for the same amount of time.

See number 7 here. https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/requirements-for-foreigners-travelling-to-thailand-during-covid-19-tra?page=5d6636cd15e39c3bd00072dd&menu=5f4b6eb3f6ae4b236972c562

Sorry UJ we have had this discussion before. The UK operates this diferrently from most of Europe. You only need the 40k/400k with NEW retirement non O issued in the UK. If you have an original Non O retirement extension with a re entry permit only the $100k Covid insurance is required. 

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2 hours ago, SunsetT said:

I advise  the o p  to email  their home embassy Direct  because  throughout  out the  Covid crisis the info  released  in Thailand  and even  appearing   on embassy  web sites  differs  from the reality  and requirements  on the ground  in one's home country. After reading in the Phuket press that all this b******* about needing 2 types of Thai insurance had been Revived I actually checked this in March by email direct to the London Embassy. they replied saying that Thai insurance was not essential and that UK insurance would suffice as before. Also it need only cover the duration of your stay and not the whole remaining period of your extension. I would post a copy of the email here but my laptop recently packed up  and I don't know how to copy and paste on my phone yet...lol. sorry

Only the $100k Covid is required from the UK with existing retirement extension and re entry permit.

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50 minutes ago, up-country_sinclair said:

I'm on a Non-O based on marriage and will return with a re-entry permit.

 I have health insurance with Cigna that includes coverage for COVID.  Is that enough to get a COE?

If it specifically mentions that Covid is covered for $100k and you can upload that to prove it, then yes. Make sure it covers asymptomatic admission to hospital in case you test positive in quarantine and have no symptoms

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10 hours ago, jimn said:

@hotandsticky I am afraid @ubonjoeand @Tanoshiare wrong on this one. See my Reply to UJ

All I will say is that you need to look at the embassy website for the latest info.

This page states the following. https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/requirements-for-foreigners-travelling-to-thailand-during-covid-19-tra?page=5d6636cd15e39c3bd00072dd&menu=5f4b6eb3f6ae4b236972c562

 

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12 hours ago, jimn said:

Only the $100k Covid is required from the UK with existing retirement extension and re entry permit.

Those who have recently returned with a re-entry permit on an extension of stay based on retirement may beg to differ with you. The COE will be refused without proof of 400/40K Health Insurance.

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37 minutes ago, Tanoshi said:

Those who have recently returned with a re-entry permit on an extension of stay based on retirement may beg to differ with you. The COE will be refused without proof of 400/40K Health Insurance.

Not from the UK I am afraid.

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

All I will say is that you need to look at the embassy website for the latest info.

This page states the following. https://london.thaiembassy.org/en/publicservice/requirements-for-foreigners-travelling-to-thailand-during-covid-19-tra?page=5d6636cd15e39c3bd00072dd&menu=5f4b6eb3f6ae4b236972c562

 

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All I will say is to refer to the same link and read the section I posted. Which reads

 

"Required documents for the Certificate if Entry (apart from visa and re entry permit)."

 

What this means is that the required documents are for a COE unless you have an existing Non O visa and a re entry permit. I have had this confirmed by Kun Wichaya in the London Embassy. The list only applies to new Non O Retirement. I must state this is only the UK as other embassy's are interpreting it as you stated.

 

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2 minutes ago, jimn said:

Not from the UK I am afraid.

Yes, from the UK.

I have seen email correspondence from the Thai Embassy London confirming this fact, without going into the personal experience of a friend.

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7 minutes ago, jimn said:

All I will say is to refer to the same link and read the section I posted. Which reads

 

"Required documents for the Certificate if Entry (apart from visa and re entry permit)."

 

Work, business, marriage, no mention of exemption returning based on retirement.

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6 hours ago, Tanoshi said:

 

Work, business, marriage, no mention of exemption returning based on retirement.

Obviously you cant read. Item 7 on the link refers to Non O visa based on retirement. Then you refer to the statement.

"Required documents for the Certificate if Entry (apart from visa and re entry permit)."

I am 100% sure about this as I have done it myself sorry. When they originally allowed Non O retirement extension with a re entry they did require the 40/400 insurance. This was soon dropped.

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