Travel insurance

  • Things To Do

    Weekend trip to Bangkok: The best things to do

    Not many Asian cities can rival Bangkok in terms of nightlife, food, culture, markets, and urban exploration opportunities. The city seamlessly blends centuries-old temples with glamorous shopping malls, offering a unique juxtaposition of tradition and modernity. From street food vendors to Michelin-starred eateries, and from sleek contemporary hotels to quaint antique houses, Bangkok offers a dynamic mix of experiences. But…

  • Visa Information

    Sawasdee Thailand: AXA unveils enhanced travel insurance for international visitors amid tourist boom

    We are witnessing a remarkable resurgence of Thailand’s tourism industry in 2024. This revival is spearheaded by the influx of 34 million international visitors, achieving an 85% recovery to the pre-pandemic visitor levels of 2019. This revitalization significantly contributes to the expansion of the travel insurance sector, highlighted by the surge of ‘Sawasdee Thailand’, a travel insurance plan for international…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand tourists to get medical coverage of up to 500,000 baht

    The Thai government pledged unprecedented medical insurance and compensation packages, promising travellers a worry-free experience. Under the scheme, tourists will receive medical coverage of up to 500,000 baht in case of accidents, along with compensation of up to 1 million baht in the unfortunate event of death. At the campaign launch, Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol declared the initiative,…

  • Thailand News

    Scottish woman’s cliff plunge in Thailand sparks insurance debacle: Scot left hanging

    An insurance company left a Scottish woman hanging after they refused to pay out after she almost plunged 20 metres to her death off a cliff on Ko Lanta island in West Thailand. Glasgow-born NHS nurse Kerry Hughes almost fell to her death after renting a scooter on the West Thailand island. Despite the swift action of an emergency rescue…

  • Thailand News

    British tourists to Thailand: Are you really covered? Travel insurance warning for medical emergencies

    British tourists travelling to Thailand are being warned that their travel insurance policies may not cover them in the event of a medical emergency. Most travel insurance is not designed to cover life-saving operations or expensive repatriation. The Association of British Insurers pointed out that 17% of all overseas claims are rejected due to lack of documentation, and the average…

  • Thailand News‘Buy insurance’ urges English tourist who crashed moped through window in Thailand | Thaiger

    ‘Buy insurance’ urges English tourist who crashed moped through window in Thailand

    A young Englishwoman urges tourists to take out travel insurance after crashing a moped through a glass window in Koh Pha Ngan in southern Thailand. Emma Lewis, a 24 year old student from Basingstoke in Hampshire, was en route to go snorkelling on the island paradise when she lost control and crashed into a house window. The glass shattered around her…

  • Travel

    Do you still need Covid-19 travel insurance to enter Thailand? Here’s what you need to know

    With its stunning white sandy beaches, majestic temples, and delectable cuisine, Thailand is a paradise waiting to be explored. And if you’ve been dreaming of visiting the Land of Smiles during the pandemic, it’s time to start dusting off those suitcases and planning that dream vacation! After months (years!) of stringent restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, travellers looking to…

  • Travel

    Stress-free travel with AXA Travel Insurance

    With travel finally picking up all over the globe, there has never been a better time to add travel insurance to your plans. Whether you’re spending money to make up for lost holidays after the pandemic or a spur-of-the-moment getaway, getting travel insurance is a wise way to protect your trip if the unexpected happens. Not only will travel insurance…

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    Thailand News Update | North Korea shares coding knowledge with Thailand

    Another big day for the CCSA as we hope to see some decisions coming out that will ease current restrictions or further modifications to the Thailand Pass. On the agenda, the possible removal of the pre-arrival PCR test, a lowering of the insurance amount from 20,000 to US$10,000, allowing Thailand’s nightlife to officially reopen and even a possible relaxation of…

  • Thailand Travel

    Tourists will have to pay 300 baht ‘land entry fee,’ minister confirms

    Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister announced today that tourists will eventually have to pay a 300 baht ‘land entry fee.’ The minister told the Associated Press the idea for this fee first came up after the Erawan Shrine bombing in 2015, after The Bureau of the Budget allocated some of it’s budget to treating injured tourists. But in 2019, the…

  • Expats

    Thailand requires 3 million baht insurance for ‘retirement’ visas

    In a revision to the rules for non-immigrant OA visas, foreigners will now be required to hold a minimum of 3 million baht in health insurance, for in-patient services, in order to be eligible for long-term stays in Thailand, 8 times more than the 400,000 baht that has been previously required. The OA visa is also known as the Retirement…

  • Thailand News

    How to enter Thailand during Covid

    Sponsored Article Are you looking to travel to Thailand? Travelling between countries in this Covid-19 pandemic is not the same as it used to be anymore. The process of obtaining the necessary visas to enter Thailand can be time-consuming and stressful, but we can help you save a lot of time. With just a few clicks, we can help you…

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    Top 5 Insurance Companies for Expats in Thailand

    As an expat living in Thailand, finding the best insurance company can be difficult. This is because the insurance industry in Thailand is big. Besides local and offshore insurance companies, banks also offer insurance. Insurance is a business of trust. When you buy insurance, you need to make sure that the insurance company will actually pay your claims. Therefore, they…

  • Thailand News

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

    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…

  • Tourism News

    TAT says government has relaxed tourist visa criteria for European nations

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand says the government has relaxed tourist visa requirements for some countries considered, “medium-risk”, in an effort to kick-start international tourism. Thapanee Kiatphaibool says tourist visa holders can be admitted for up to 60 days, with the possibility of extending their stay to 90 days, adding that, as of November 5, 1,465 foreign nationals have been…

  • Covid-19 News

    Mandatory Covid insurance of up to 3 million baht for foreign visitors to Thailand

    A spokesman for Thailand’s State Insurance Commission says all foreign arrivals into the Kingdom will need to have insurance cover for Covid-19. Suthipol Taweechaikarn says the insurance will need to cover people for the duration of their visit and that various packages are being made available for online purchase. Coconuts reports that travellers coming from countries considered low-risk for Covid-19…

  • Tourism News

    Obligatory travel insurance for visitors to Thailand? Don’t worry about it for now, says government

    Chote Trachu, representing the Thai Ministry for Tourism and Sports, says tourists visiting Thailand don’t have to worry about the mandatory requirement for travel insurance at this time. Thailand’s tourism industry is currently experiencing some challenges, explains the Ministry’s spokesperson, and for this reason, the requirement for all visitors to have travel insurance is being postponed until 2020 – or…

  • South Thailand News

    Paralyzed American teacher heads home to US after GoFundMe raises $76,000

    Guillain-Barre Syndrome affects an estimated one in 100,000 people and can cause widespread paralysis Bradner’s family started a GoFundMe account to raise funds to cover her medical care in Thailand, transportation home and rehabilitation in the US Caroline Bradner woke up on the morning of December 22 in Thailand. She couldn’t move and found herself paralyzed from the neck down.…

  • Chiang Mai News

    UK backpacker needs 1.5 million baht for hospital bills and to fly home

    24 year old Sophie Wilson, who has broken her neck in an accident, remains in a Chiang Mai hospital and has to pay £60,000 for hospital bills and to fly back to the UK. inews.co.uk reports that Sophie was injured after diving into a swimming pool and misjudging the depth. She was fished out of the water on December 1…