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    Are you planning a trip to Thailand?

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

    • Firstly, the cost of your trip – If you have to cancel it’s important to know that you can get your money back
    • How much medical coverage you have – No one wants to think about becoming ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
    • • The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning on an adventure sports travel, we can offer you extra cover if needed
    • And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Thailand from the FCDO

    We can cover your kids for free!

    If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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    +44 (0)207 748 0060

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    We cover over 50 activities!

    All of our travel insurance policies come with cover for over 50 activities and sports as standard, so you can get up to more on your trip.

    What is covered with travel insurance to Thailand?

    As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

    • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
    • Personal accident and liability
    • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
    • Abandoning your trip
    • Delayed departure
    • Accommodation cover
    • Personal belongings and baggage
    • Personal money, passport and travel documents
    • Legal expenses

    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

    Spring – 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.

    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.

    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 anytime, day or night, on +44 (0)207 748 0060.

    Did you know…?

    • The durian fruit is banned from some Thai hotels and aeroplanes because of its pungent smell, once described as a mix of “pig-mess, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock”. Now don’t let that put you off.
    • In Thailand, a wedding gift of a pair of Siamese cats is supposed to bring good luck. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were given a Siamese kitten when they married in 1947, one of 2,500 gifts. Hope they unwrapped it before the honeymoon.
    • King Mongut of Thailand (then Siam) offered elephants to the US president and French emperor. Abraham Lincoln politely declined, but Napoleon III accepted and immediately sent a ship to ferry them to Paris Zoo. They had no bags, only trunks.
    • Three-nippled James Bond villain Scaramanga had his evil hideout in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. The striking top-heavy limestone islet, Khao Tapu, where he hid his laser is known geologically as a karst. Was it chosen by a karsting agent?
    • The “original” Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, were born in Thailand in 1811 when it was called Siam. They became world famous in travelling shows. Despite being joined from breastbone to navel, they each married and had 21 children between them.

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