Thailand is full of stunning views, unique flavors and ancient sights. It's a great stop for any traveler. But be sure to stay safe while as you explore the tropical Asian landscape and spicy cuisine. Here's what you need to know about travel and trip insurance coverage for your Thai adventure.
Travel insurance is recommended
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Thailand now requires all international visitors to have travel insurance.
Travel insurance requirements for Thailand include:
- Coverage for medical treatment related to Covid-19 up to $100,000 USD
- Coverage for funeral and repatriation expenses if a visitor dies from Covid-19 while in Thailand up to $100,000 USD
Travel Insurance plans must also be certified by the Thai government, so check carefully before buying a plan. Consider a trip insurance plan to protect your investment.
Covid-19 in ThailandThailand has been very successful in keeping Covid-19 infection numbers low since the start of the pandemic. With less than 15,000 cases in the first year of the pandemic, Thailand is selectively opening up to visitors again. At this time, masks are still required in public places and Covid-19 vaccinations are likely to be required in the future.
Visas and documentation
The visas and documentation required for Thailand are changing due to Covid-19. Be sure to check with your local government agencies to learn what you will need in order to enter the country.
Health & safety
Tap water is not always safe to drink in Thailand, but fresh bottled drinking water is readily available. The country is generally quite safe although petty theft and tourist scams can occur.
Be sure to not bring any drugs into Thailand and travel with hard-sided luggage to avoid becoming an unwitting drug mule. Drug charges are taken very seriously and usually result in jail time.
Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip. Here are the common vaccination requirements. Experts expect that the Covid-19 vaccine will also be required once it is more widely available.
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Flu (influenza)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Japanese encephalitis
- Yellow fever
Once the Covid-19 vaccines are more widely distributed, vaccination may be required prior to departing your country of origin.
Travel to Thailand
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