Insurance firms “hesitate” to offer Covid-19 insurance coverage to international vacationers

After going through losses from Covid-19 claims from local cases, many Thai insurance companies are indicating that they’re hesitant to provide Covid-19 insurance for international vacationers entering Thailand beneath the current rules.
The deputy governor of marketing communications at the Tourism Authority of Thailand mentioned only a few firms are actually excited about becoming a member of the Test & Go programme, the preferred alternative out of the three entry options. Hush-hush said firms are unsure about possible situations if they provide coverage to international tourists, especially with reimbursement.
Even although Test & Go resumed on February 1, there haven’t been as many vacationers as there were in November when the programme first began.
Isolation for travellers in Thailand can be expensive. The deputy governor said the 10-day resort isolation value starts at 20,000 baht. This includes three meals a day and telemedicine from a associate hospital. He informed the Bangkok Post…

“While waiting for the OIC to conclude an insurance bundle, we have to increase affordable hotel isolation as an possibility for contaminated vacationers in order that they don’t should pay more than one hundred,000 baht for treatment, as happened before.”

The Public Health Ministry is letting hotel operators in major provinces have isolation rooms on their properties for asymptomatic visitors. This is to assist with hospitals not having sufficient beds, or beds being too expensive..

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