Winter, the season of “hygge”. The season of coziness, comfort, and warmth. The feeling of “hygge” and how it is found is different for everyone.
For the Danes, it is often associated with warm fires and snow, but why not try something new? A winter spent discovering hygge on a sunny beach, with a cool drink after a swim. Sitting and eating a new cuisine as warm summer rain cascades on a restaurant roof and then disappears.
Thailand is a wonderful winter location. Its culture, history, cuisine, and geography are as unlike Denmark as the beach is to snow. The best news is that from July 1, 2022, Thailand has removed its travel restrictions and it is easy to visit the Land of Smiles.
Covid is still around. People need to be responsible when traveling abroad. During the pandemic, it was a requirement for foreign visitors to provide proof of a valid Covid Insurance policy before entering Thailand. This is no longer the case, but Danish travelers understand there are other things that can happen while on a holiday. Before Covid and Covid Insurance, there was travel and Travel Insurance. Travel Insurance is the safety net that protects you against the unforeseen.
Travel Insurance for Danish Travelers
There is great pleasure in traveling, and Danish visitors are always welcome in Thailand. Before leaving home, a Danish traveler should consider possible risks:
- Medical emergencies
- Personal injury & accidents
- Missed or delayed flights
- Damage to belongings
- Lost luggage
In Thailand, foreign visitors cannot receive free medical care. If you have an accident or suffer a personal injury, you will need to pay any medical expenses. If you lose luggage, or a flight is delayed, you will have other costs. Depending on the severity, this could be thousands of Krone.
These are things you don’t want to worry about once on the plane. Travel Insurance is a few Krone that ensures you are covered if something should go wrong. Planning before you leave and organizing Travel Insurance allows you to focus on the important things, finding hygge.
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 the best 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. Danish travelers 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 Danish 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 Denmark 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 Danish 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.
Denmark 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 Denmark
Danish travelers can organize their AXA Sawasdee Travel Insurance online in just a few steps:
- 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.
It is time to no longer feel trapped. As the snow sets it, you can board a plane and discover a new meaning of hygge. With the right preparation and protection, your stay in Thailand will be enjoyable and you will find a new definition of Winter.
Royal Thai Embassy in Denmark
To keep up to date with the advisories and information on traveling in Thailand, kindly visit your local Royal Thai Embassy:
Royal Thai Embassy, Copenhagen
- Address: Norgesmindevej 18, 2900 Hellerup, Copenhagen Denmark
- Email Address: [email protected]
- Contact No.: +45 39 62 50 10
- Social Media page: Royal Thai Embassy, Copenhagen
- Business Hours: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm