Great news for tourists in Thailand. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has just announced a new initiative which includes compensation payments for tourists in the case of accidents or loss. Foreign nationals with valid passports with tourist visas visiting the Kingdom of Thailand between 1st January – 31st August 2024 will be able to receive compensation in the incident of an accident or loss. The initiative offers tourists up to 500,000 Thai baht of medical coverage in the event of an accident and up to one million baht in case of death. Tourists can claim the compensation within 15 days of their accident and the compensation is expected to be paid 15 days later. Thailand allocates 50 million baht to the campaign.

Sources: Read the announcement from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports here and more information at Scandasia here.