Thailand considering making travel insurance compulsory - AXA comment

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The Independent newspaper has reported that Thailand is considering making travel insurance compulsory, with tourists obliged to buy a special policy from the airport.

In response Nel Mooy, Head of Travel at AXA Insurance has produced some insight:

“The compulsory insurance contemplated by Thailand appears to only be covering tourists if they die and not if they are injured.

Yet, medical expenses abroad can be very expensive – we recently paid a £164,000 claim for a British tourist involved in a road traffic accident in Thailand. Travellers need cover for medical care. They also need to ensure their insurance includes the activities they’ll engage in, like scuba diving or rafting for instance.

We recommend that tourists holidaying in Thailand continue to buy a travel policy in the UK no matter what. It will cover medical expenses and other costs linked to cancellations, delays, luggage loss and other mishaps. It remains a must.”

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