Thailand travel insurance

Before buying travel insurance for your trip to Thailand, there are a few things you might want to think about:

What is covered with travel insurance to Thailand?

Thailand travel insurance includes cover for over 100 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

We want you to have the best experience on your trip to Thailand, so we’ve listed some interesting facts, as well as other important information that you might need to know before you travel.

CurrencyThai baht
Most common languages spokenThai
PopulationApprox. 69 million
Plug typePlug types A, B, C, F and O
Driving sideLeft-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Thailand?

People who hold a British passport can travel to Thailand and stay there for 30 days without a visa – this is known as visa exemption. If you’re planning on going for longer, whether it’s to work or to travel, you will need to get the appropriate visa to cover your stay.

You can find full details regarding visas and entry requirements here.

What travel insurance do I need for Thailand?

It’s important to buy travel insurance for Thailand. The exact policy you need will depend on your plans. Our single trip travel insurance covers a holiday of up to 365 days. On annual multi-trip travl insurance, Thailand is covered under our Worldwide travel insurance.

How much is travel insurance to Thailand?

Travel insurance for Thailand doesn’t have to be expensive. At InsureandGo, we offer a choice of policies to suit your holiday and your budget. The final price will depend on the type of trip, how long you stay, and whether you need travel insurance for medical conditions. Think about the cost of your flights and accommodation, and make sure you’re fully covered.

If you’re visiting Thailand as part of a cruise, you’ll also need cruise travel insurance.

Thailand Entry Requirements

You can travel to Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa if you are not working and have a valid UK passport. 

You will need a relevant visa to stay longer than 30 days or to work in Thailand. If your passport expires during your trip, the visa becomes invalid, so it is essential to ensure your passport is not due to expire.

Entry requirements can change quickly. For a time, Thailand required travellers to have valid coronavirus travel insurance. You can check Thailand’s entry requirements here.

Is It Safe To Travel To Thailand?

The FCDO does not currently advise against travel to Thailand. The exception is the area to the south near the border with Malaysia. By and large, Thailand is as safe as many other destinations. Use common sense as you would in any other country, and remember to carry travel insurance in case anything unexpected happens.

Be aware that criticising or being negative towards the Thai royal family or Thailand, in general, is a crime, so be careful what you say or post on social media. 

Political unrest and protests can occur, but as long as you keep clear, this should not cause any problems.

Can you help if I need medical treatment while in Thailand?

Yes – all our policies come with access to our 24-hour emergency assistance team, so there will always be someone here to help you if you become ill or are injured while abroad.

If you need emergency medical assistance just give our team a call any time, day or night.

Healthcare in Thailand

There are a couple of different healthcare options in Thailand which offer good medical services to travellers.

Thailand has a government run healthcare service which is funded by the Ministry of Public Health. Although this government-funded health care has a good service, it can often be overcrowded, resulting in long waiting times.

Another option would be to go private. As Thailand is one of the leading medical tourism destinations in Asia, the private hospitals have excellent medical facilities and staff.

Find more information about healthcare in Thailand here.

Fun facts about Thailand


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
  2. InsureandGo’s Gold achieved a Which? Best Buy.