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Travelling to Thailand can be an exhilarating experience if you are a lover of pristine beaches, magnificent temples, and refulgent nightlife. To ensure that this enticing experience does not become a nightmare, you should always remain covered by Thailand travel insurance against any unfortunate financial crisis.
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From verdant valleys and isolated tropical islands to glamorous coastlines and cities, Thailand is a wanderer’s dream. This southeast Asian country has become an enigma for backpackers and luxury travellers, not just because of the attractions but also because of its modern tourist infrastructure and safe, friendly reputation. Your trip to Thailand can be a life-changing experience if you keep some basic tips in mind starting from prior arrangements for bookings and accommodation to buying travel insurance for Thailand.
No matter how well-planned your trip is, unforeseen emergencies can strike anytime to ruin the travel excitement. That’s where travel insurance comes into play.
Care Health Insurance brings you a travel insurance plan that offers much-needed protection during any medical or non-medical exigency abroad. From immediate cashless hospitalisation to reimbursement for medical and non-medical emergencies such as loss of checked-in baggage, trip delay/cancellation, and assistance in case of loss of passport, the policy will cover you for all.
Certain apprehensions are bound to come with a trip abroad. However, if you have secured your trip with travel insurance for Thailand, you can enjoy your trip worry-free. Here are a few unprecedented encounters where you would not have to worry if you had bought travel insurance beforehand.
The Thai government has made it mandatory for foreign citizens entering Thailand to have medical insurance. For travelling to Thailand, a mandatory COVID-19 travel insurance policy explicitly states the traveller has coverage for medical care if they contract COVID-19. Travellers whose insurance plans do not specifically cover for this requirement may be denied entry into Thailand. Furthermore, travel insurance for Thailand must have a minimum coverage level of $10,000 USD (or approximately 3.5 million Thai Baht) to cover medical treatment availed by the applicant and be valid for the duration of the visit.
No matter what your travel purpose is, we've got you covered to make your journey joyous and stress-free. Summarising below the features of opting for the best travel insurance for Thailand:
Affordable Premium: The travel insurance plan for Thailand has been carefully designed to cover all your medical and non-medical needs within an affordable premium.
Automatic Trip Extension: In case of an unfortunate demise, occurrence of a natural calamity, or prolonged hospitalisation, the policy automatically gets extended for up to seven consecutive days.
Cashless Claim Processing: Our wide network of healthcare providers available overseas helps you avail of cashless in-patient care in case of an emergency. This can be availed by simply calling us during emergencies.
All-inclusive Protection: Whether you need healthcare attention or assistance during non-medical emergencies such as loss of checked-in baggage or passport, we have your back at every step of your journey.
Useful Add-on Benefits: The policy helps you customise and secure frequent and long-duration trips with optional covers like PED coverage, refund of visa fees, etc.
While covering your trip to Thailand with a travel insurance plan, it is very important to understand the major highlights of the plan carefully. Before buying a plan, you should always compare travel insurance from multiple providers and determine whether you need standalone, student travel insurance or travel insurance for senior citizens.
You should also understand the frequency of the trip to determine the cost of your plan’s premium. Here are a few important highlights of the Explore Asia plan that can help you understand the plan.
|Sum Insured||US $ 10K, 25K, 50K & 100K (Vary according to the premium)|
|Entry Age (Single Trip)||Minimum: Child- 1Day, Adult- 18 Years
Maximum: Child- 24 Years, Adult- Lifelong
|Entry Age (Multi-trip)||Minimum: Child- 1 Day, Adult- 18 years
Maximum: Child- 24 Years, Adult- Lifelong
*Family option is only available on Single Trip Policies. Please refer to the prospectus for more details on eligibility.
We offer comprehensive travel insurance policies with the below-mentioned coverage under Thailand travel insurance:
Compassionate Visit: We offer a reimbursement facility for flight ticket (economic class category) costs to an immediate family member in case the insured is hospitalised.
Personal Accident: Travelling abroad can bring many uncertainties, and accidents are among them. Considering such worries, we cover Accidental Death/Permanent Total Disability, requiring urgent and immediate medical attention.
Daily Allowance: The additional everyday expenses of a companion can be reimbursed under our reimbursement benefit for up to a specified amount as per the policy terms.
*Refer to the policy documents for more detailed information regarding the Coverage.
It is beneficial to check the exclusions of the travel insurance policy,to avoid any last-minute surprises. Some of the exclusions under the Explore-Asia travel insurance for Thailand by Care Health Insurance are given below:
Note: Plan features, benefits, coverage, and claims underwriting are subject to policy terms and conditions. Please refer to the brochure, sales prospectus, and policy documents carefully.
The premium that the insured must pay will be based on various factors, including the age of the traveller, the country he/she is travelling to, trip duration, and the type of coverage selected. The Thailand travel insurance plan offered by Care Health Insurance is budget-friendly to ensure all your medical and non-medical needs are covered without leaving a hole in your pocket.
Care’s travel healthcare insurance premium for the Thailand zone starts from as low as around Rs. 471* for a single traveller on a 10-day-long visit. For instance, if you are travelling from India to Thailand on a 10 day, one-time visit, the approximate premium cost of your travel insurance with a sum insured of $50k is calculated as below:
|Insured Member(s)||Age||Any Pre-existing Disease||Sum Insured||Policy Duration||Premium Amount (approx.)|
|1||30 years||No||$50, 000||10 Days||Rs. 471*|
*The above-mentioned travel insurance premium is calculated subject to no pre-existing medical conditions of the insured members. It considers that the insured members have not been diagnosed, hospitalised, or underwent any treatment in the last 48 months. Also, the premium amount is subject to change if the insured person has already claimed any travel policy before.
Check: Travel Insurance Premium Calculator for calculating the cost of your travel insurance premium.
When selecting travel insurance for Thailand or any southeast Asian destination of your choice, you must ensure that the plan suits your requirements. Here are the factors to be considered.
There is an option of getting a visa on arrival for Indian passport holders in Thailand for tourism if they stay for less than 15 days. They can obtain a visa from the Thailand Embassy or at any immigration checkpoint located at an International airport in Thailand.
Based on the purpose of your visit, there are different types of Visas that can be availed of. Below are the types of visas you can avail:
Here is the application process for Thailand visa for Indians:
You should possess the following documents while applying for a tourist visa for Thailand:
|Official Languages||Thai (Siamese)|
|International Airport||Suvarnabhumi Airport. There are 6 other airports namely:
Get yourself a comprehensive travel insurance plan at an affordable premium and make your trip to Thailand fully secured.
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The premium of travel insurance for Thailand from India may vary depending on various factors. Some of the major factors that can help you calculate a plan’s premium through an online premium calculator are, the age of the insured, pre-existing disease, number of members in the policy, country visited, number of days of stay etc. However, the premium of travel insurance for Thailand in a Care health insurance plan can be as low as, ₹471 for a 10 days trip for a 30-year-old healthy individual.
While buying a travel insurance plan for Thailand, you should always ensure that the plan has compulsory coverage for covid-19. Apart from the covid-19 coverage the plan should also cover expenses such as hospitalisation expenses, loss of baggage, Passport loss, liability coverage etc.
Yes, visitors must carry travel insurance for Thailand with compulsory coverage against covid-19 infection. Visitors with travel insurance but no covid-19 coverage may be denied entry into Thailand's border.
To get Covid-19 coverage in your travel insurance for Thailand, you can contact your insurance agent and ask for a customised plan with a covid-19 coverage. Whereas to buy online, you can simply visit the Care Health Insurance website and buy the plan in the following steps:
Disclaimer: Plan features, benefits, coverage, and underwriting of claims are subject to policy terms and conditions. Please refer to the brochure, sales prospectus, and policy documents carefully.
Please note, at Care Health Insurance, the international travel insurance for Thailand covers the standard hospitalisation expenses for Covid-19 in its base plan.
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