Compulsory health insurance for foreigners over 50 years visiting Thailand

ThailandePeople aged 50 years and above wishing to have a long stay in Thailand will have to comply with the requirements of the new immigration regulations. The latter requires the underwriting of a health insurance cover for any long-stay visa application.

The cover must be of 40 000 THB (1 264 USD) for ambulatory treatment and of 400 000 THB (12 600 USD) maximum for hospital treatment.

The measure introduced aims at ease the financial burden of public health care bodies, overwhelmed by the management of foreign patients who do not have any sufficient resources.

The government has established a first list of countries whose citizens will have to present an insurance policy. Insurance policies underwritten outside the country are accepted.

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