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Thailand Allocates 50 Million Baht to Aid Foreign Tourists in Case of Travel Mishaps

Thailand is committed to ensuring the safety and security of foreign travellers visiting Thailand. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has collaborated with the National Institute of Emergency Medicine under the Ministry of Public Health to cover tourists THB 1,000,000 in the event of death, a maximum of THB500,000 for accident injury treatment and THB300,000 for permanent disability, loss of sight or permanent organ loss.

Ms. Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, Minister of Tourism and Sports (TAT Photo)
Ms Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol Minister of Tourism and Sports TAT Photo

“The Prime Minister and Finance Minister, H.E. Mr. Srettha Thavisin, has approved the compensation payments for tourists in the case of accidents or loss. Thus, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports has initiated the “Assistance Scheme for Foreign Tourist Injury and Casualty” as part of our ongoing efforts to assure tourist safety and boost tourist confidence in Thailand.”

Ms. Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, Minister of Tourism and Sports

The THB50,000,000 will be used to offer assistance to foreign tourists on a case-by-case basis in the event of accidents, crimes and other unfortunate events or disasters. Foreign tourists who qualify must possess valid passports and be in Thailand for tourism purposes with either a tourist visa or visiting solely for tourism from 1 January to 31 August, 2024.

The MOTS has initiated the “Thailand Traveller Safety” (TTS) system via where foreign tourists can register online for the protection and coverage. The scheme is available only for foreign tourists who have valid ‘non-work’ passports and a tourist visa. Citizens of countries and territories who may enter Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme must visit Thailand for tourism purposes only.

In case of an accident or health emergency involving foreign tourists, the Tourist Emergency Medical Assistance Centre can coordinate with the MOTS’s Tourist Assistance Center (TAC) or the Tourist Police Hotline 1155 or the National Insitute of Emergency Medicine Hotline 1669 to verify whether the tourists are eligible for compensation under the scheme and refer them to hospital for medical treatments.

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