In order to cope with the increased medical expenses of foreigners in Thailand, the Thai government is introducing new health insurance rules for Thailand. As of April 1, 2019, insurance is mandatory for over 50s residing in Thailand. For tourists traveling to Thailand, travel insurance in Thailand is highly recommended but not required.
Asia is a destination that is becoming more and more popular among international students. China, Japan and Singapore are welcoming more and more students.
You just got your internship abroad? Do not forget to take out an international health insurance that will cover you in the event of a health problem: accident or illness.
It has now been five years since the Thai authorities made it compulsory to take out insurance for all foreign tourists visiting Thailand. Prior to July 25, 2014, when a foreign travel insurance program proposed by Thai companies was implemented, not a day goes by without local newspapers or social networks, the story of foreign vacationers who have suffered an accident and find it impossible to pay their hospital fees. There is also the case of travelers requiring emergency medical repatriation who are uninsured or poorly insured.
Recently, cases of dengue fever have been reported in Europe, the first indigenous case in Europe and specifically in France dating back to 2010. Long been confined to a few countries (fewer than 10 countries years ago) where there is a significant health risk, the dengue fever is now found on every continent, particularly due to the increasing mobility of goods and people.
A virus that is gaining space
Zika virus carried by mosquitoes continues to grow worldwide and more geographical areas have been placed in level 2 monitoring by the Center for Disease Control. Indeed, most tropical areas have reported an increase in cases of Zika: Puerto Rico, Mexico, Central America and South America including Brazil are particularly watched.
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