Why should expats secure COVID-19 insurance for Thailand?

Before the COVID-19 era, Thailand was a getaway destination for expats. Savings and disposable cash (when exchanged) were worth a lot more than at home. Daily costs such as food and travel were seen as incredibly affordable. However, times have changed considerably with medical inflation and inflated costs of living. Furthermore, expensive hospital bills are …

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List of “Hospitels” for COVID-19 patients in Thailand

With the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases per day, it’s no wonder that hospital beds in Thailand are nearing capacity. In comes a new type of quarantine facility to offload the number of patients staying at hospitals. “Hospitels” are hotels transformed into field hospitals for patients with less severe symptoms. This leaves the intensive …

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Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccination program and health insurance coverage

The national vaccination rollout for approximately 67 million Thais and 3 million expats is underway with millions already registered to receive their first jab within the next few weeks and months. The Thai government aims to vaccinate 70% of the population (50 million people) by the end of 2021. The mass vaccination campaign which began …

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