Travel Advice, And Healthcare Tips For Those Travelling To Thailand


White sands, and Buddhist temples are just a few of the many things that Thailand uses to draw in millions of travellers from across the world. For anyone who will be staying in the country for less than 30 days, they don’t need a VISA, but your passport needs to valid for at least six months around the time of your arrival in the country. Now here’s the thing, Thailand has Martial law, and all foreigners need to have identification on them at all times.

Beyond that, if you’re going to someplace, you’ll want to be prepared for the worst case scenario, which is why you need health insurance in Thailand if you’re heading there. Now, we’re not saying that bad things will happen to you when you go there, but it can’t hurt to be ready.

Thai Travel Medical Insurance

Thailand recognizes travel medical insurance, which means if you have it, you’ll have temporary health coverage for you, which also covers anyone you’ve registered in your travelling party. Not only do they provide coverage for accidents or illnesses, more comprehensive travel insurance programs allow for air evacuation. That being said, medical evacuation health insurance in Thailand can be fairly expensive, with costs sometime reaching $50,000.

Global Medical Insurance

If you’re staying in Thailand for more than a year, you’ll need International Health Insurance (Comprehensive Annual Plans). These health insurance plans are very comprehensive, including medical coverage, inpatient and outpatient care, even vision services and dental. Another benefit to these plans is that, not only do they count as health insurance in Thailand, they also work in most countries across the world, meaning you’re covered both there and anywhere else.

Safety Tips

Of course, while health insurance in Thailand is there for the worst case scenario, it’s still a good idea to practice good safety, not only in Thailand, but anywhere else. Here are some tips for that.

  • Exercise caution at all times, especially in areas with lots of tourists and expats.
  • Thailand’s deep south is known to be unsafe; all non-urgent travel there is unadvised.

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