Travelers all over the world share the joy of telling stories. Stories of experience and joy, meeting new people, and seeing new places.
The Coronavirus pandemic ended new stories. People rehashed old stories, and with each retelling, people realized how much they missed traveling. How they were stuck and just wanted to get away.
That time has arrived. It is time to create new stories and Thailand is the perfect place to set them. From July 1, 2022, Thailand has dropped its border restrictions and entry requirements. Swiss travelers will no longer need to register for pre-approval, show confirmation of flight and hotel bookings, or provide proof of being insured against Covid incidents. Travel is returning to normal and Swiss citizens can once again visit their favorite, tropical get-away, Thailand.
Yet Covid has not disappeared completely. Those situations that existed before Covid still exist after Covid. Insurance has become linked with Covid over the last two years, but responsible travelers know that Travel Insurance protects you against so much more.
Though travelers can get out into the world again, we must all bear responsibility for the safety of ourselves and our families. Travel insurance is something you have and hope you never need to use. It is also the thing you may most regret not having if a situation happens.
Travel Insurance for Swiss Travelers
There has always been a great pleasure in traveling abroad. There have also been risks:
- Medical emergencies
- Personal injury & accidents
- Missed or delayed flights
- Damage to belongings
- Lost luggage
This is the purpose of travel insurance. It is the 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 Switzerland.
In a country like 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 hundreds, if not thousands, of Euros.
Though it is no longer required to enter Thailand, comprehensive insurance is a must have. Don’t think you must have it because a country says you must. Think of it as a must have because you are a responsible traveler and want to have the best holiday possible without worry.
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. Swiss 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 Swiss 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 Switzerland 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 Switzerland 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.
Swiss 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 Switzerland
Swiss holiday-makers 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.
Now is the perfect time to travel abroad and create new stories. Knowing you have comprehensive coverage against unforeseen events will give you peace of mind and let you immerse yourself in a unique culture. You can enjoy the tropical beaches, explore the jungles, enjoy the food, and return home with new stories to share with your friends and loved ones.