If you want to be surrounded by picture-perfect beaches, ancient temples and lush jungles, then Thailand’s the place to be. Thanks to the country’s rich cultural heritage, 16 million tourists visit Thailand each year. But, despite being Asia’s primary travel destination, Thailand’s cultural integrity remains largely intact.

Most tourists now flock to Bangkok, which is one of the most energetic and vibrant cities in Southeast Asia. It’s an eclectic mixture of styles, with modern shopping districts sitting alongside ancient temples, bustling markets and lively party zones.

Away from Bangkok, you can also explore the mountainous Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, which is well connected to beautiful hikes, nature and white water rafting opportunities. It’s also a historical city with a vibrant cultural hub. Alternatively, you can visit Chiang Rai, which is known for its famous White Temple and lively night markets.

But, for many tourists, no visit to Thailand would be complete without a trip to see the underwater marine life. The country is one of the cheapest places in the world to learn how to scuba dive, and you can become PADI certified as you explore the waters around Koh Tao, the Phi Phi Islands and Phuket.

Thailand really is a tropical gateway fit for most travellers. The entire country’s one giant playground; whether you’re looking to dive with whale sharks, scale cliffs, explore national parks or party the night away, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.

Thailand’s official language is Thai. But, on your travels, you’ll find that plenty of locals speak fluent English. Before you travel, remember to convert your currency to Thai baht.

Whatever you plan on doing, it's important that you get travel insurance for Thailand to protect yourself against any unforeseen eventualities.

Below is some more information about our products, for which Terms and Conditions apply. Please visit the policy information hub for full details.

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Travel insurance for Thailand isn’t a legal requirement, but it should still be viewed as an essential for your trip. Although there are excellent private hospitals in Thailand, they’re incredibly expensive and you’ll need to offer a guarantee of payment before you receive treatment. Thailand also has public hospitals, but these can fall below UK standards and they can be over-crowded, resulting in long waiting times. Our travel insurance includes medical cover, to help protect you if you fall ill on holiday.

Dengue fever is present in Thailand, and the number of reported cases has risen in recent years, with some fatalities reported. As a result, you should take the appropriate steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, such as investing in nets and repellents. With the right holiday insurance for Thailand in place, you can be protected if you’re bitten and require treatment, because your insurance will help cover the cost of care.

You should also be on your guard against pickpockets and thieves. Many of these criminals travel on motorbikes and target those travelling on open transport, like tuk tuks. You should make sure your valuables are kept out of sight and ensure that your holiday insurance for Thailand includes cover for personal possessions that could be lost or stolen. 

Our Single Trip, Annual and Backpacker policies are designed to protect you when you visit Thailand on holiday. Across our Single Trip and Annual policies, we also offer three levels of cover: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Depending on the level of cover you choose, you’ll be protected against:  
  • Cancelling or curtailing your trip
  • Emergency medical and associated expenses
  • Loss of passport*
  • Delayed personal possessions
  • Lost, stolen or damaged personal possessions*
  • Loss of personal money*
  • Personal accident cover
  • Missed departures
  • Delayed departures
  • Personal liability
  • Legal expenses
  • End-supplier failure**
  • *Not available with Bronze  level cover
  • **Only available with Gold level cover
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
Our Annual travel insurance can cover family holidays to Thailand, romantic city breaks, beach holidays and more. It’s designed for frequent travellers and saves you from buying separate insurance for each break.
If you’re only travelling to Thailand once this year, then our Single Trip travel insurance is the right option for you. It can help protect you for up to 180 days at any one time. 
Backpacking is a great way of fuelling your sense of adventure, and Thailand’s an incredibly popular destination to visit. If you’re aged 50 and under, our Backpacker insurance could help protect you during your trip of a lifetime.
Many sports and leisure activities are covered on our standard travel insurance policies at no additional premium. From 5th May 2021, we will not be able to provide cover while you take part in riskier sports and leisure activities like kite surfing and rugby. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to our website. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.
From 5th May 2021 we will no longer be offering travel insurance policies to cover people’s pre-existing medical conditions. This is only a temporary measure while we make improvements to our online booking engine. Please keep an eye on the Allianz Assistance website in the future so you are aware when we are able to offer this additional cover again.
Travelling to Thailand in a group? Our group travel insurance can provide cover for you and your travelling companions. This can cover groups of friends as well as family going on holiday in a group.
Worldwide Travel Insurance can cover you from the cities of America to the beaches of Thailand. If you’re travelling the world, our worldwide travel insurance can help protect you if things don’t go quite to plan.