I'll give them one thing - they're very good at coming up with things few, if any, people are willing to do. That's quite a spread with the amounts you may have to pay for this insurance. Three guesses as to which end of the payment amount spectrum aging farang travelers would fit into.
Meanwhile, you would still have to jump through all kinds of hoops just to be eligible to buy this insurance.
But don't worry - you don't have to buy it. You know why? Because even with this insurance, you still are not allowed to travel to Thailand.
Seems to me Thailand is shooting itself in the foot with these kinds of ideas and plans.
I'm not sure whether this is accurate, but in the comments section following the article, one person wrote, "They are saying, quoted from your article above, "In order to buy the policy, Foreigners are required to have a certificate of entry". But, the Thai Embassy only issues the Certificate of Entry on condition that you have already purchased the Covid-19 health insurance. Check Mate."
Covid-19 insurance officially approved for foreigners traveling to Thailand
By Nop Meechukhun
3 September 2020
The Office of Insurance Commission made an announcement today, September 4, to give the green light to a Covid-19 insurance policy for foreigners traveling to Thailand.
The approval of Covid-19 coverage for foreign tourists was initiated accordingly to the country’s re-opening measures of the CCSA to prevent the future risk of the spread of the virus since Thailand is ready for limited groups of foreigners to visit, said secretary-general Suthipol Taweechaikarn.
The policy, according to Suthipol, had been thoroughly and officially approved by the relevant health departments on August 28, namely the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Disease Control, Thai General Insurance Association, and the Thai Life Assurance Association.
The purchase of the foreigners’ Covid-19 insurance will be done online and will be activated as soon as they pass through the immigration in the country, said the secretary-general.
In order to buy the policy, Foreigners are required to have a certificate of entry, a Fit-to-Fly Health or Fit-to-Travel health certificate, and a medical certificate, proving that they tested free of Covid-19 via the RT-PCR method 72 hours prior to departure.
Coverage under the insurance will be divided into two parts:
1. In cases of death caused by Covid-19, the company will pay benefits or compensation for the cost of the funeral and repatriation of remains equal to 3.2 million baht.
2. For medical treatment related to Covid-19, the company will pay benefits or compensation to cover the medical expenses up to 3.2 million baht.
Any travelers who meet the requirement must pay premiums to cover periods of 30 days up to one year. The price can vary depending on the Covid-19 risk in the country of origin.
Travelers from low-risk countries will pay between 1,600 and 14,400 baht.
Those from moderate-risk countries will pay between 2,560 and 23,040 baht.
Those from high-risk countries will pay between 4,800 and 43,200 baht.
A complete list of countries is being developed and may change on a regular basis, The Pattaya News notes.
Secretary-general Suthipol stated: “This insurance policy is introduced in Thailand’s insurance system to help manage the risk of the country’s re-opening measures by the government. It will hopefully help maintain health measures and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country.”
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