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Posted by sagred on 31/10/2007 at 20:58

I read a brilliant post by a user in another thread that gave some really good travel tips for thailand, that answered a lot of questions i had in mind when joining the forum but one final question i had was with regards to travel insurance. I had a look on which is as the name suggests the travel insurance section of a uk website (as I'm a uk resident :O) ) I've looked through some of the policies and been to see my local travel agent for some advice and still not sure what features i should be looking for. I've heard that medical cover is a must as the healthcare system in Thailand is both public and private so presume that as a tourist it would be very costly if i needed treatment. I'm not expecting this to be a problem but yu never know ;) So i suppose i need cover for that and baggage cover would be useful. Can anyone advise me what levels of cover i should have as a minimum for thailand?

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Posted by exacto on 1/11/2007 at 07:19

hello again sagred.

there is a good article in the features section about what to look for when buying travel insurance. why not give it a read. i think it will answer all of your questions.

medical treatment in thailand, even at top rate private hospitals, are not particularly expensive, especially when compared to prices in the states. your travel insurance should more than cover any illness or accident that may come up. regards.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 1/11/2007 at 09:04 admin

Relevant features below:

Top 10 points to ponder when buying travel insurance
Medical treatment in Thailand -- Top quality at an affordable price

Essentially I'd say you should definitely have travel insurance and at a minimum be covered for death, medical and evacuation (in case of serious medical emergency). Theft and cancellation, lost paperwork are more convenience issues than anything else -- though it's getting increasingly difficult to find policies that don't offer that kind of cover.

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