Traveling to Thailand

Last updated: 07/09/2021

Thailand Travel Insurance Requirements

With Thailand slowly reopening its borders to tourists following the Covid-19 pandemic, the Thai government has implemented a requirement of travel insurance for all foreign visitors. It is mandatory that every tourist has travel insurance for their trip to Thailand, regardless of the country they are departing from.

Thailand requires all travelers have proof of at least $100,000 in medical travel insurance that can cover COVID-19 related medical treatments. The travel insurance policy’s coverage must start immediately upon the traveler’s arrival in Thailand, and it must last for at least the duration of their trip.

Squaremouth’s Travel Insurance Recommendations

Because travelers are required to have travel insurance coverage to visit Thailand, the most important thing is that they meet the requirements put in place by the Thai government. This means every traveler must buy a policy with at least $100,000 in Emergency Medical coverage.

In addition to this, Squaremouth also recommends a policy with at least $100,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage. All medical policies available through Squaremouth.com include both Emergency Medical and Medical Evacuation.

We understand many travelers visiting Thailand may have high prepaid and non-refundable expenses for their trip. Along with these medical benefits, we recommend travelers who are concerned about losing their trip payments purchase a policy with Trip Cancellation. This benefit can reimburse 100% of a traveler’s prepaid and non-refundable trip costs if they need to cancel for a covered reason, such as not being able to travel because they are sick with Covid-19 or another illness.

Travel Trends and Data

With its famous cities and landmarks, great sights, and world class dining options, Thailand has long been a popular destination for travelers. Although the impact of Covid-19 has been harsh, travel to the destination is expected to rebound after the pandemic.

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Destination Rank: 24

Percentage of Squaremouth Sales: 0.92%

Average Premium: $181.85

Average Trip Cost: $1,985.18

Squaremouth Analytics compares thousands of travel insurance policies purchased pre- and post-pandemic to identify changes and trends in the travel insurance industry. For more Thailand travel insurance trend data, please contact one of our travel insurance experts.

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