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“Sawadee Thailand” travel insurance covers Covid-19 medical expenses



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The following is a press release submitted by AXA Thailand on its “Sawasdee Thailand” travel insurance which covers the required Covid-19 medical insurance for those travelling to Thailand. 

AXA Thailand General Insurance is offering “Sawasdee Thailand”, a comprehensive travel insurance that includes health coverage for foreigners traveling to Thailand, offering up to 3.5-million-baht of medical expenses including COVID-19 which meets the Thai government’s strict insurance requirements for Certificate of Entry (COE). The coverage starts immediately after clearing immigration in Thailand and includes the 14-day quarantine period. 

AXA Sawasdee Thailand is tailor-made to make travel preparations seamless and the trip worry-free. The policy has no waiting period and no deductible with a 24-hour hotline service. Cashless service is available if the customer is admitted as inpatient in AXA network hospital throughout Thailand. AXA Sawasdee Thailand is available for 30, 60, 90, 180, 270 and 365 days.

Ms. Paweena Khemarangsan, Chief Customer Officer, AXA Thailand General Insurance, explains, “AXA is ready to support visitors who would like their trip to Thailand to go smoothly and be totally worry-free from beginning to end, whether they travel for work, study, family visiting or other purposes. AXA Sawasdee was created for travelers who need a reliable, comprehensive coverage that will give them a feeling of security, as we transition to the new normal. It’s the perfect travel companion that fulfills all government’s insurance requirements (COE) to enter Thailand with confidence.” 

In addition, customers will receive a 10% discount when purchasing the “Sawasdee Thailand” travel insurance with “AXA SmartCare Executive Long Stay Visa” health insurance package. The Long Stay Visa plan is designed specifically to comply with the requirements for retirement visa O-A and O-X type, and also the Special Tourist Visa (STV). The promotion runs until 30 June 2021.

For more information about AXA Sawasdee Thailand, customers can visit and apply online at or contact AXA Customer Service Center at 02-118-8111 press 4.

There is also a range of AXA health insurance offers available to travelers who would like to obtain continuous insurance coverage if they decide to extend their stay in Thailand beyond the original plan.

In addition, for Thais planning to travel domestically and/or abroad, more AXA travel insurance products are available at


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  1. Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    I would not trust them. If they do not pay will a Thai court be any help – I doubt it.
    Previously Thai insurance have not been paying because the claimant was asymptomatic.
    Use a western insurance. The Thais are likely to avoid paying, and there is not much to make them.

  2. Stuart

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    In what way does this count as news? It’s an advertisement for AXA Thailand. The rates offered are not even that competitive (40,000 baht for a 55 year old male for 1 year entry).

  3. Daniel Verex

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    There is an exclusion for any pre existing conditions (9) and any condition due to a vaccine.

    If it can be proven you arrived into Thailand and gained entry with covid 19 – will the insurance still pay out?

  4. Ian

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    So what’s the cost thaiger or is it to much baht to disclose I’m sure there will be get outs but we shall see

  5. Issan John

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    “Previously Thai insurance have not been paying because the claimant was asymptomatic”

    Untrue, Toby.

    That was the original report here, for one case, but it was subsequently corrected and retracted.

  6. Rasputin

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    AXA insurance company is a huge international insurance company that can be trusted to play fair and this is reflected in the premiums prices.

  7. David Mann

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    I’ve just been given a quote by a U.K. company for 90 days to Thailand with more than enough Covid cover to meet COE requirements. I’m aged 55+ and it was £483 so about 20,000 baht. The Thai policies in the past have always been around twice the cover you can get in the U.S or U.K.

  8. albert zweistein

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:21 am

    AXA is no.1 insurance company worldwide but still this is the Thai daughter company…………

  9. Ronny

    Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Well i wont be going back to Thailand until expensive and mandatory insurance is dropped as with any quarantine.
    So will many other people
    If its 2022 or 2023, so be it.

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