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Medical tourists are permitted to come to Thailand at this time

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Even though Thailand’s borders are still closed to most travel, including tourism, there are some select groups being allowed back into the Kingdom. Medical tourists are one of those groups. Foreign medical tourists are now permitted to apply to come to Thailand for medical treatment with strict disease control measures being put in place.

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration says Thailand’s medical and wellness tourism program has been resumed with the hope of attracting medical tourists back into the country.

Under the CCSA regulations, foreign medical and wellness tourists have to arrive by air to ensure effective disease control, not via land border checkpoints at this stage.

“Those seeking cosmetic surgery and infertility treatments will be allowed to enter the country. Those seeking Covid-19 treatment are barred.”

If you’d like to investigate coming to Thailand at this time, go to MyMediTravel to browse procedures and check out your options.

Spokesperson Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin says the visitors must have an appointment letter from a doctor in Thailand and entry certificates issued by Thai embassies across the globe. People wanting to visit Thailand for medical procedures at this time will need to contact the Thai Embassy in their country to organise the visa and paperwork. Thailand’s major hospitals will provide potential candidates with an appointment letter.

They will also need to produce proof that they tested negative for Covid-19 before their arrival. Once in Thailand they will be tested again and will required to stay at the medical facility for at least 14 days, during which they will be able to start their chosen treatments.

The CCSA says that medical procedures will only be allowed for foreigners at hospitals that have been registered to provide the treatments and have proven their ability to contain any potential outbreak. Potential patients will only be allowed to bring a total of 3 family members or caretakers during their visit to Thailand. Caretakers will have to go through the same screening procedures as the patient.

Embassies and participating hospitals will be able to provide more information about procedures, facilities, paperwork requirements and arrival options.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a cap on the total number of visitors allowed back into Thailand each day.

 

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6 Comments

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    Perceville Smithers

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Those seeking osmetic surgery are allowed, huh?

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    Ynwaps

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    You must really want a beauty surgery in Thailand, to be going through all these troubles lol

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    Petre Tong

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    This does not apply to UK nationals. Uk nationals need to have a life threatening illness that cannot be dealt with in th UK.

    This is clearly stated on the Thai Embassy website.

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      Rinky Stingpiece

      Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 3:35 am

      …being bored and depressed to the point of suicide by British scenery, British lifestyle, and British people seems to be the only qualifying illness then.

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    sue

    Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 5:01 am

    this is wrong. only medical tourists from 17 countries are allowed in, mostly middle eastern. doesnt anyone fact check??

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      Carlo Mahalo

      Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Sue, They must have changed it. Lots of countries are included now. I’m Canadian and was sure Canadians were not accepted. But I just checked and its not a problem (see Thai Cdn Embassy Site.

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