Being stuck in a pattern and doing the same thing every day gets old. It feels like you are in a rut and you crave something out of the ordinary. Something different. Anything.
This is how people felt during the pandemic. First, they could not travel. Then they could travel but had to jump through hoops. If a Kuwaiti wanted to visit another country, they had to seek approval, organize flight hotel bookings, and organize Covid Insurance. Many countries required this if people wanted to visit. Thailand was one of these countries. If Kuwaiti travelers wanted to escape to their favorite Asian country, there was a lot to organize.
This gave insurance a bad name. It became linked to Covid, and people saw it as something they had to have, not something they needed for personal safety.
The good news for Kuwaiti citizens is that Thailand has lifted its travel restrictions as of July 1, 2022. You do not need to register for Thailand Pass, book hotels, or show proof of Covid Insurance.
But before Covid, travelers understood the importance of Travel Insurance. It wasn’t about Covid. Travel Insurance was a safety net against unforeseen events. Even though Covid is no longer a focus, these other situations can happen, and as responsible travelers, it is up to us to protect ourselves when abroad.
Travel Insurance for Kuwaiti Travelers
There has always been a great pleasure to travel abroad. There have also been 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 Dinar.
Thailand has always been popular with Kuwaiti travelers. As travel restrictions ease, Kuwaiti people can enter the Land of Smiles with ease. With the right insurance, people have a buffer against unexpected events that may cause medical or financial expenses. It is the prior planning that will save you time and worry once you leave Kuwait.
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. Kuwaiti 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 Kuwaiti 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 Kuwait 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 Kuwait 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.
Kuwaiti 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 Kuwait
Kuwaiti 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. Time to explore the beaches, jungles, food, and culture of Thailand. Now is the perfect time to travel abroad. Knowing you have comprehensive coverage against unforeseen events will give you peace of mind as you immerse yourself in your Thai holiday.
Royal Thai Embassy in Kuwait
To keep yourself updated with the news, advisories, and other information in Thailand, please visit the websites and pages of your local Royal Thai Embassy. Or if you have questions, you can contact them.
Royal Thai Embassy, Kuwait
- Address: Jabriya, Block No.6, Street No. 8, Villa No.1, P.O. Box 66647 Bayan 43757 Kuwait
- Email Address: [email protected]
- Contact No.: (96-5) 2531-7530-1
- Business Hours: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm