One of the most important requirements for visitors to Thailand, now that the old rules have been lifted, is the COVID-19 insurance plan for foreigners, which covers the traveller for at least $10,000. In addition to meeting all the other requirements, the traveller must also have a valid visa and a Thailand Pass. This health insurance is an extra safety measure to make sure that the traveller will be able to pay for all costs if they get COVID-19 or die from it while they are in the kingdom.
When it comes to documentation, Thai immigration authorities are notoriously rigorous, and they will require a Thailand Pass on arrival if you are not Thai. A number of insurance companies in Thailand have teamed together to create COVID-19 insurance plans that will be approved by Immigration and these policies may be acquired quickly and conveniently online.
Starting June 1st the Thailand Pass is only required if you are NOT Thai.
What are the most affordable options?
Currently there is a MSIG Covid Insurance policy for only ฿660 (19 USD) which will meet the entry requirements.
There is also a low-cost FWD Covid Insurance policy for ฿650 but in order to qualify for the policy you need to meet one of the following requirements:
- apply 14+ days prior to the policy effective date, or
- provide negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the policy effective date
Which policy is recommended?
We recommend the LUMA Covid Insurance as it has instant approval and you can apply for your Thailand Pass right after you get the document within one minute. The LUMA Covid Insurance will also automatically cover travel to Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam.
What insurance documents do I upload for Thailand Pass?
If you purchase a policy from any of the featured offerings below you will receive a single page PDF document mentioning the following:
- Full name of the traveller
- Coverage amount $10,000+
- Coverage in USD / EUR
- Clear mention of COVID-19 coverage
- Mention of travel to Thailand or global travel coverage
You can export the single page as an image or take a screenshot and then use the image to apply for your Thailand Pass.
Thailand Covid Insurance Comparison
You can refer to the Thailand Covid Insurance price comparison tool for Thailand Pass below which compares 8+ insurance providers based on the traveller’s departure country, age, and policy duration.
Still need help?
If you need any assistance regarding Visas, Insurance or Thailand Pass or just have general questions, you can contact the 24/7 LINE support team HERE.
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