Thailand arranges COVID insurance for visitors upon arrival

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Dr Tares said the department, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Office of the Insurance Commission invited 10 insurance firms to sell COVID-19 insurance policies to the visitors who lacked such insurance coverage just when they arrived to prevent the problems of advance payment before claims for compensation.

Government organizations arrange for COVID-19 insurance for visitors upon their arrival to solve their problems of lacking such insurance or having inadequate coverage for COVID-19 treatment.

Dr Tares Krassanairawiwong, director-general of the Department of Health Service Support, said the department, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Office of the Insurance Commission invited 10 insurance firms to sell COVID-19 insurance policies to the visitors who lacked such insurance coverage just when they arrived to prevent the problems of advance payment before claims for compensation.



The visitors who lacked the insurance must take out policies and the coverage which matched COVID-19 treatment in the country would take immediate effect, he said.

For infected visitors, doctors concerned would decide if they should be hospitalized. They might receive treatment at the hotels that were modified to function as hospitals and at-risk visitors could do quarantine at hotels, Dr Tares said.


Visitors quarantined under a hotel isolation program would receive thermometers, oximeters and three meals a day that would be covered by the insurance, he said. (TNA)