Why do I need travel insurance for Thailand?
Top benefits of having travel insurance for your Thailand vacation
- Travelex's insurance for journeys in Thailand can provide wide-ranging protection, offering coverage for all the fundamental aspects of travel and more. Consider getting Travelex's travel insurance for your trip to Thailand to ensure you have a protection plan in place before you leave.
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How to choose the best travel insurance for Thailand vacations
Reasons to choose a Travelex plan for your Thailand vacation
24/7 AssistanceYou can reach travel specialists immediately—no matter what time it is—for support during your Thailand getaway.
Expertise On the Go
The Travel On app from Travelex offers instant safety alerts, guidance for your destination, easy access to travel help, and more.
CustomizableYou can tailor the Travel Select plan with optional policy upgrades to meet your specific Thailand trip needs.
FAQs about finding the best travel insurance for Thailand
Is travel insurance for Thailand required to enter the country?
Travel insurance was once a requirement for tourists traveling to Thailand, but it is no longer mandatory. However, while you’re exploring the wonders that Thailand’s scenic landscape holds, it helps to have the assistance of travel specialists that travel insurance provides. The possibility always exists that your journey may not proceed as expected, and in the event of unexpected incidents, travel insurance coverage can reimburse you for unforeseen expenses.
Are there any travel alerts I should be aware of before my trip to Thailand?
Before you leave for your vacation in Thailand, you may want to see if the U.S. Department of State posted any travel alerts for Thailand on its Travel Advisories website.
If a travel advisory arises that could have an impact on your travel insurance coverage, you may see it listed on Travelex’s Travel Alerts page.
With a Travelex policy, you may also be able to receive live security alerts during your Thailand trip via the Travelex Travel On app.
Do I need travel insurance for Thailand if I am going on an all-inclusive vacation?
Whether you plan to spend your days laying low at the beach or trying more adventurous activities on your all-inclusive getaway, it’s important to look into travel insurance for Thailand.
Travel insurance can help if you experience illness, injury, delayed flights, missing luggage, canceled non-refundable tours, and more during your Southeast Asia getaway.
Can I get coverage for driving a rental car in Thailand?
Looking to explore Thailand independently in a rental car? You may want to think about how travel insurance can help with securing your finances on the road, such as offering coverage for rental car damage from an accident, weather, and more.
At Travelex, Car Rental Collision Coverage can supplement the Travel Select and Travel Basic plans as an optional upgrade. But, before renting a car, be sure to check you have the correct license and/or International Driving Permit to drive a vehicle in Thailand.
Important: Travelex offers coverage for damage to rental cars, but coverage for motorcycles and mopeds is not provided. This means if you’re riding a motorcycle or moped as the driver or passenger (including taxis), you will not be covered for any incidents that occur.
Can I get coverage for adventure activities in Thailand?
Thailand is sure to keep any thrill-seeker satisfied, from rock climbing in Krabi to white water rafting in Pai. But before you bungee jump or zip-line through the jungle, it’s smart to check that your travel insurance policy provides coverage for the adventure activities you intend to try in Thailand.
Your planned adventure activities may already be eligible for coverage under Travelex’s Travel Select and Travel Basic plans, such as scuba diving up to a depth of 60 ft, kayaking, river rafting, snorkeling, horseback and elephant riding, and hiking.
However, if you have other extreme sports in mind that are not included in the base plans – like skydiving, zip-lining, and mountaineering – the Adventure Sports upgrade may be a beneficial addition to your Travel Select policy.
Not sure if your chosen activity will be eligible for coverage? You can contact the Travelex customer solutions team to make sure your intended adventure activity is included in your travel insurance coverage before purchasing a policy.
Can I get coverage if I think I may have to cancel my trip to Thailand?
The reality of vacation planning is you can't always predict what may happen.
If you’re booking a journey to Thailand, you might want to think about adding the Cancel for Any Reason upgrade to your Travelex travel insurance policy. This upgrade, which is exclusively available on the Travel Select plan, gives you the freedom to cancel your trip for any reason up to 48 hours before your planned departure. It provides a safety net, as Travelex can refund you up to 75% of your covered trip expenses (capped at $7,500), preventing you from bearing the full financial burden.
To qualify for reimbursement with the optional Cancel for Any Reason upgrade, it's essential that you insure all non-refundable vacation expenses (up to a limit of $10,000) with your policy at the point of purchase, and your trip duration should not exceed 30 days. The Cancel for Any Reason upgrade also needs to be bought at the same time as your initial base plan and within 15 days of making the first payment for your journey.
I am visiting multiple countries, including Thailand. What should I list as my destination, and can I get travel insurance coverage for my entire trip?
If you’re planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you can get coverage for multiple destinations if you list your destination as the location you will be in for the majority of your trip.
For instance, if you plan a vacation where you will visit Thailand for seven days and Cambodia for three days, you should list Thailand as your destination.
Please note: Your Travelex travel insurance policy will not offer coverage while you are in any country that is designated a sanctioned destination.
Will travel insurance for Thailand cover pre-existing medical conditions?
Did you know that your pre-existing medical condition may not be covered under some travel insurance plans? You may feel unsettled by the thought as your pre-existing medical condition could present challenges during your Thailand trip. As long as you meet these criteria, Travelex travel insurance for Thailand can include your pre-existing medical condition in your policy:
You buy the Travel Select plan within 15 days of your first vacation cost, which is considered the “early purchase window”;
Your Travel Select plan has enough coverage for the nonrefundable expenses and deposits you have made for your trip when you first paid for it;
If you make any additional purchases for your trip, you include them in your travel insurance policy coverage within 15 days of the subsequent purchase; and
All individuals covered under the policy are healthy enough to travel when the policy is purchased.
If you use coverage for a pre-existing medical condition related to a canceled or interrupted trip, the coverage will not be more than $50,000, or 100% of the insured trip expenses.
Why should I get travel insurance for Thailand if I have insurance with my credit card?
Your credit card may offer minimal travel insurance, but acquiring coverage from a travel insurance provider like Travelex means you may have broader benefits with higher limits. Travel insurance through a credit card may also have mandatory requirements before coverage can be applied. A specialized insurance company is suggested so you can find the best travel insurance for your Thailand trip and feel more protected while traveling.