, Thailand

Thai insurers given greenlight to cover tourists from mild COVID-19

The government has also opened its hotel isolation facilities for tourists.

Thailand’s Department of Health Services Support has given the go signal for Thai insurers to launch insurance products to cover COVID-19 treatment for foreign tourists and expand hotel isolation for patients with mild symptoms, a report by The Nation said.

Tares Krassanairawiwong, director-general of Department of Health Services Support, said that many tourists struggle with insurance policies taken out from their home countries as many do not cover patients who are experiencing only mild symptoms. 

“In this regard, the department has proposed that the Office of Insurance Commission allow Thai health insurance companies to launch packages that cover COVID-19 treatment for foreign tourists. This will help foreign tourists to make faster claims for treatment expenses. It normally takes seven to 10 days to claim expenses with some foreign health insurance companies,” Krassanairawiwong said.

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