Thailand's Free Tourist Insurance Extended Through the End of the Year

Thailand's Free Tourist Insurance Extended Through the End of the Year
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The Thai government has extended its free travel insurance program, Thailand Traveller Safety, for all foreign travelers. Initially launched on January 1, the program was originally scheduled to end on August 31, 2024, but has now been extended to December 31, 2024.

Thailand Traveller Safety (TTS) is an advanced registration system for non-Thai tourists entering Thailand, developed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. This system ensures legal protection and compliance with Thai regulations during their visit.

The extended insurance scheme provides financial protection in various emergency situations. It covers emergencies such as accidents, crime and natural disasters, providing international visitors with additional peace of mind during their stay in Thailand.

Thailand Traveler Safety Insurance provides significant coverage for international tourists. In the event of a fatal accident, the family of the deceased can receive up to 1 million baht in compensation. For incidents resulting in loss of organs or permanent disability, coverage extends up to 300,000 baht, while medical expenses due to accidents are covered up to 500,000 baht.

Sermsak Pongpanit, Thailand's Minister of Tourism and Sports, emphasized the importance of extending the free travel insurance program to support the safety and well-being of international tourists.

Thailand is taking proactive steps to welcome a surge of tourists. The target for foreign tourist arrivals in 2024 has been increased to 36.7 million, driven by favorable visa policies and vigorous tourism promotion efforts.

Thailand's effective visa policies and tourism promotion efforts have successfully attracted international tourists, resulting in a significant increase in visitor arrivals. This has resulted in a 37% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in the first half of this year, reaching 15.5 million visitors.

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