IMPORTANT: For Thailand Travel Restrictions in 2023, please click the link below:
Required Documents for Travel to Thailand
Please have the following documents ready.
- Visa (if required)
- Buy Thailand Travel Insurance
- Flight Itinerary
- Hotel booking confirmation
- Vaccination record (if vaccinated)
- COVID-19 test result (if unvaccinated)
Incorrect documents will delay the entry screening to Thailand.
- For up-to-date information and weekly updates regarding current Thailand travel restrictions, please visit the Weekly Updates for Thailand Travel Restrictions.
- Starting May 1, 2022, Thailand will have new entry requirements. To learn more about the new entry requirements, please visit: Thailand Travel Restrictions for May 1.
- YouTube Video showing you how to apply for the Thai Pass:
Instructional Video for Thailand Pass Application
- For the Best COVID Insurance for Thailand Pass, we recommend AXA Thailand.
- To book your hotel in Thailand, we recommend Agoda.com
- Travelers may join our Facebook Group to ask questions and read the latest developments: https://www.facebook.com/groups/howtoenterthailand
With Thailand very slowly reopening to visitors, one of the latest requirements for visitors is the mandatory COVID-19 insurance plan for foreigners that covers the traveler for a minimum of $10,000 (the Thai policies generally cover 350,000 Thai baht). In addition to all the requirements that the traveler needs to satisfy to obtain a Thailand Pass and obtain a valid visa.
AXA Sawasdee Thailand Travel Insurance
AXA Sawasdee Thailand offers worry-free travel to Thailand with comprehensive travel insurance that includes health coverage for foreigners traveling to Thailand, offering up to 750,000 baht of medical expense including COVID-19 which meets the Thai government’s strict insurance requirements for Thailand Pass.
The coverage starts immediately after clearing immigration in Thailand. AXA Sawasdee Thailand is tailor-made to make travel preparations seamless and the trip worry-free.
The policy has no waiting period and no deductible with a 24-hour hotline service. Cashless service is available if the customer is admitted as an inpatient in AXA network hospital throughout Thailand.
AXA Sawasdee Thailand is available for 7, 15 30, 60, 90, 180 days.
To purchase your COVID 19 travel insurance, you may purchase the insurance using a credit card and once payment is completed, a COVID 19 insurance certificate of coverage will be sent via email allowing the traveler to apply for visas and enter the Kingdom of Thailand.
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COVID-19 Insurance Cost
** Amount in Thai Baht
Important Notice When Purchasing COVID Insurance
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the period of insurance that I should buy?
The period of insurance required depends on the intended duration of stay in Thailand and the type of visa being applied for and the Embassy of each country. Please, confirm with your local Thai Consulate/Embassy the specific case.
If I’m tested positive for COVID-19 but I don’t have any symptoms. Will AXA pay for the medical expense?
Yes, AXA will cover the medical expense incurred based on medical necessity if you’re tested positive for COVID-19 regardless of the showing of symptoms.
- in accordance with the diagnosis and treatment for such illness or injury of the patient;
- in accordance with the medical indication of the current medical standard;
- not primarily for the convenience of the patient or his/her family or treatment provider solely; and
- in accordance with the suitable standard of patient care based on the necessity of injury or sickness of the patient
In the determination of Medical Necessity, AXA also follows the guideline published by the Ministry of Public Health.
The display of symptoms is not the only indicator used by AXA in the determination of Medical Necessity. If the medical expense incurred is medically necessary, then AXA will cover it even if there are no symptoms. Similarly, a COVID19 test result is not the only indicator used by AXA in the determination of Medical Necessity. If the medical expense incurred is medically necessary, then AXA will cover even if the first COVID19 test result is later determined as a false positive.
Does Sawasdee Thailand cover for COVID-19 only?
No, Sawasdee Thailand also provides coverage for medical expenses from the accident, sickness including COVID-19 which is not a pre-existing condition. The company will cover the cost of treatment incurred based on medical necessity.
I am in Thailand. Can I buy Sawasdee Thailand?
No. If you are already in Thailand, you are not entitled to buy Sawasdee Thailand. You can only buy Sawasdee Thailand only if you are physically outside of Thailand at the time of policy purchase.
What are the options available for the duration of coverage?
You can choose to purchase a policy of 30, 60, 90, 180, 270, and 365 days. If the exact number of days of coverage that you are looking for is not available, please purchase the next available option. e.g. if you require cover for 100 days, please choose the option of 180 days.
Can I change my policy start date?
Yes, you can change the start date to an earlier or a later date as long as you are still abroad and your original policy start date has not started. You must make the request to AXA before the original policy start (in case of postponing the start date) or before the new policy start date (in case of advancing the start date). Please allow 1-3 working days to receive the revised policy documents.
Sample COVID-19 Insurance for Foreigners
Be in the Kingdom for 30 days. I will be there Oct/Nov. Would the cost for full coverage Hosp/accident ex.. I am 68 years old
Thank you for your time.
You can check AXA what will be the plan for your travel, here’s the site https://direct.axa.co.th/TA-Inbound/Index?utm_source=Agent_Partner&utm_medium=Direct_SiamLegal&utm_campaign=Sawasdee_SiamLegal
For more information about travel to Thailand, please check this link:
I received covid-19 vaccine booster of Pfizer, on January 2022. What is the expiry date of vaccine booster in thailand?
There is no expiry date. You can travel to Thailand as fully vaccinated.
axa do not insure persons over 74 years, so who do i use????
AXA offered upto 79 years olds check their site https://direct.axa.co.th/TA-Inbound/CoverageOptionPlan?utm_source=Agent_Partner&utm_medium=Direct_SiamLegal&utm_campaign=Sawasdee_SiamLegal
For more information about travel to Thailand, please check this link:
I am only staying in Thailand for 2 hours then I left Singapore. Since I do not need a transit visa, but do I need to buy insurance for my 2 hours stay at Thailand airport?
I am 76 nearly 77 years old.
How can I purchase a COVID-19 Insurance for Foreigners (15 days).
AXA offered up to 79 years old,you can check their site https://direct.axa.co.th/TA-Inbound/CoverageOptionPlan?utm_source=Agent_Partner&utm_medium=Direct_SiamLegal&utm_campaign=Sawasdee_SiamLegal
or more information about travel to Thailand, please check this link:
I am arriving in Bangkok for 10 days then flying out to Perth wa for 8weeks before returning to Bangkok for 1week
Will 1 policy cover when I return or will I have to get purchase another policy for the 1 week when I return from Australia to Bangkok
With AXA Thailand, the insurance is valid per trip. You can buy an insurance for 14 days for your first trip and then another insurance for 7 days for the next trip. You are also required to have Thailand Pass for each trip.
I need to purchase insurance for a visit to thailand from may 17 to june 17. how can i do this online with the new medical insurance level at $10,000.?
The website will be updated starting May 1. But you can purchase the insurance now, the insurance you will get now is acceptable for Thailand Pass. The prices for the premium right now and in May will not be must different.
If travelling with a 14 and 16 year old do I buy them their own policy?
Yes, children are also required to have insurance. You can either submit an insurance certificate will all names of the travelers including children or you purchase an individual insurance for every traveler.
Hello I have booked my travel insurance cover with you and have not received my certificate of insurance or confirmation?? I have booked on line and paid in full.
Please check your junk or spam emails in case the email from AXA Insurance went there. If you have not received anything, you might have typed the wrong email address. You can contact the AXA Insurance at [email protected]
Hi, my policy number is Q6225552
I want to increase my insurance for one more week.For this, what I supposed to do ?
Can you help me about this urgent situation please, because I have to make it new application for Thai Pass
Regarding with that please do can contact your Insurance Company directly. If you purchased your Insurance in AXA you can email them to [email protected] or you may contact them through their call center 02-118-811.
I , David Beaver, have an AXA Sawasdee Thai insurance certificate for 1 July 2021 to 29 August 2021. My policy number is 2021-Q6108303-AT1. I would like to change the dates of my coverage to 2 Oct 2021 to 29 November 2021. Respectfully request this change and email me my updated policy certificate. Thank you in advance for your prompt action. David Beavet
Please check the link below for the contact details of AXA Thailand: