Over the past two years, COVID-19 restrictions forced people to stay home. Travelers had no choice but to travel alternatively, through the internet.
This year, that is no longer the case. You don’t need the internet to see exotic places. There is no need to drool over exquisite food on a screen. The world is slowly getting back to normal and you can again experience these things in the flesh.
From July 1, 2022, Chilean travelers can once again leave Chile and travel to Thailand without needing to jump through hoops and show proof of Covid insurance before arriving. Thailand has lifted its travel restrictions, and it is once again easy to visit the Land of Smiles.
Travel Insurance for Chilean Travelers
Before Covid, world travelers from Chile knew the benefits of having comprehensive Travel Insurance. People didn’t need to worry about Covid, but they needed to protect themselves against things like:
- Medical emergencies
- Personal injury & accidents
- Missed or delayed flights
- Damage to belongings
- Lost luggage
These things could happen, no matter how well we plan. So, before leaving home, it is always best to prepare for unforeseen events. With good travel insurance, a visitor from Chile can focus on enjoying themselves instead of worrying about “what ifs”.
One thing to know about Thailand is that foreign visitors cannot receive free medical care. If something should happen, whether it be an accident or personal injury, a Chilean citizen will need to cover any medical expenses themselves. If they lose their luggage, or a flight is delayed, they have to cover any personal costs. Depending on the severity, this could cost thousands of Pesos.
People often shy away from insurance. Some see it as unnecessary. But knowing you are covered with insurance will let you have the best holiday possible.
AXA Thailand: AXA Sawasdee Thailand
AXA Sawasdee Thailand is a well-known and respected insurance company in Thailand that caters to travelers from around the world. Their policies are straightforward and trusted by Thai authorities and medical institutions.
You may get your Travel Insurance here: https://u.axa.co.th/Sawasdee_Siamlegal
Benefits of AXA Sawasdee Thailand
It is possible to organize Travel Insurance through your home country, but there are many advantages to using an international company that is based in the country you are visiting.
Using a local insurance company that is respected and trusted can simplify processes in the unfortunate event you need to make a claim. AXA staff are familiar with medical institutions in the country and are trained to deal directly with these institutions. AXA staff speak the Thai language and are familiar with local laws.
Using an insurance company from your local country may present issues internationally, or have certain exclusions when making a claim in Thailand. AXA Sawasdee is designed for Thailand.
Offered Packages of Travel Insurance
Many travelers have different levels of comfort for traveling and protection. AXA provides multiple packages to cater to any traveler’s needs. Travelers from Chile can choose between 2 insurance packages for their trip:
Each package offers a different level of cover and claim amounts.
No Waiting Period
Many insurers will have a 14-day waiting period for their conditions. This means that you either need to purchase your insurance weeks in advance or risk not being covered until the day you finish your vacation.
Because AXA understands Chilean citizens want to feel safe from the moment they land in Thailand, they have removed any 14-day waiting period, so visitors are protected from day one.
Choice of Policy Duration
Many insurance companies offer limited choices for the length of their policies.
Holiday makers want to know they are covered until they safely land home, so visitors from Chile can select the duration of their AXA Insurance policy.
Whether you stay for 15, 30, 60, 90, or 180 days, you are covered while visiting. If you are looking at Thailand as a potential relocation or long-stay destination, AXA has coverage for those looking long-term.
AXA knows plans change, so if you decide to extend your holiday you don’t have to worry about canceling and reapplying. Just call them and extend your existing policy.
Days in Quarantine and Covid Diagnosis
If you are diagnosed with Covid while in Thailand, AXA Sawasdee Thailand covers days spent in quarantine. If you require medical attention while in quarantine, AXA Sawasdee Thailand can assist with organizing professional medical care and emergency transport.
Though many insurance companies now include Covid cover as standard practice, some companies will place exclusions if a traveler is diagnosed as Asymptomatic. This is not the case with AXA Sawasdee. You can make a claim on your policy if you are diagnosed as Symptomatic or Asymptomatic.
24/7 Dependable Service
AXA Sawasdee Thailand’s insured travelers have access to their 24/7 helpline. Any time of the day, helpful staff are available to address your concerns and offer assistance.
They pride themselves on the quick service you can depend on. If you need the insurance policy and certificate quickly, AXA Sawasdee Thailand can do that.
Certificate of Insurance
Foreign visitors are no longer required to provide proof that they have insurance when in Thailand. But in the unlikely event that a citizen of Chile needs to make a claim or provide insurance documents to a doctor or hospital, the last thing they want is to be searching through a multi-page policy.
Chilean travelers will receive a convenient 1-Page Certificate of Insurance when they purchase Travel Insurance with AXA Sawasdee Thailand. The certificate contains all relevant policy details and can save time and frustration in a stressful situation.
You can get a full refund of the insurance premium if the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulates do not accept your AXA Sawasdee Thailand insurance. You must provide proof that the policy was not accepted by the Embassy, e.g. a web page of the Embassy listing the requirement, or a leaflet with the Embassy header/logo.
How to Buy Travel Insurance from Chile
If you have the internet, you have insurance. A Chilean traveler can organize their AXA Thailand Travel insurance online.
- Go to the AXA Sawasdee Thailand website and apply.
- Pick between the 2 packages: AXA Insurance Package 1 or Package 2.
- Pay for your policy.
- Receive the insurance policy and certificate by email moments after your payment.
- You can then print your 1-Page certificate if you like to carry a hard copy.
Tips to Make Sure your Insurance is Approved
Before traveling, it is always best to check the details of your policy. You want to make sure that:
- Incidents relating to COVID-19 are not excluded.
- Your policy covers your entire stay in Thailand.
- Your details are correct.
Making sure you have good insurance coverage will ease your mind and allow you to soak it all in without having to worry about “what ifs” and “maybes”.
Thailand is the perfect country to explore and find unique experiences. No longer will you need to look at places and activities on the internet. It is time to get back into the world, whether as a return visitor or a new explorer. It offers many things that Chile travelers love, or will love once discovered.
As responsible travelers, the people of Chile can protect themselves against unforeseen events with Travel Insurance and enjoy their time away.
Royal Thai Embassy in Chile
If in need of further information about traveling to Thailand and other information needed, reach out to your local Royal Thai Embassy.
Royal Thai Embassy, Santiago
- Address: Av. Americo Vespucio Sur 100, Piso 15, Las Condes, Santiago
- Email Address: [email protected]
- Contact No.: (+56) 2 2717 3959
- Social Media Page: Royal Thai Embassy, Santiago
- Business Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm