Thailand extends free insurance coverage for foreign tourists until year-end

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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has extended a free insurance scheme for international visitors until December 31, 2024.

The scheme, which offers cash compensation to foreign visitors for mishaps, emergencies, and fatalities, was originally due to expire on August 31—the last day it had been in place from January 1 this year. It has now.

The policy conditions stipulate that in case of death, the tourist or their family will be entitled to a compensation amount of 1 million baht. The cost for incidents resulting in organ or permanent disability is 300,000 baht. Up to 500,000 baht is the maximum amount that can be paid for medical expenses caused by accidents.

Sermsak Pongpanit, the Tourism and Sports Minister, stated that this extended insurance campaign assists international tourists during emergencies like accidents, crimes, and natural disasters in Thailand.

This prolonged insurance program is intended to support international tourists during emergencies such as accidents, crimes, or natural disasters in Thailand. Minister Sermsak Pongpanit said, ‘This long-term insurance policy will help visitors and businesses alike.’ The compensation is not applicable if the visitors can claim insurance from their travel providers or if a hotel, attraction, or tourism operator provides separate insurance coverage.

To improve safety and confidence, this insurance protection scheme will be extended to foreign travellers from 2024 onwards at no extra cost.

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