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Tourists in Thailand are compensated for treatment in case of accidents

Independent tourists in Thailand have a surprise in store – compensation costs of medical care in case of accidents and natural disasters. To do this, foreigners will only need to write an application, the Thai publication Prachachat reported today.

The project “Providing assistance to wounded and dead foreign tourists” is designed for those guests of the kingdom who did not come in tourist groups and do not have an insurance policy. They and their representatives can claim a refund of the money spent on treatment, but not more than 500 thousand baht (about 1.3 million rubles). In case of death – payment of up to 1 million baht, and in case of disability – 300 thousand baht. Assistance will be denied if injuries or other injuries are caused by risky behavior or inattention.

Among the mandatory conditions is a note in the passport that the foreigner has tourism purposes. The program also includes Russians entering the country without visas. A commission of representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, the Tourist Assistance Center and the tourist police will assess whether the victim has the right to compensation.

An application for payments must be submitted within 15 days. This can be done, for example, by relatives at the offices of the Ministry of Tourism at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports, as well as at provincial representative offices, by mail or e-mail. The same amount of time is allotted for reviewing documents.

50 million baht have been allocated to finance the program from the budget of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand. The money is intended to compensate tourists for expenses from the beginning of the year until August 31. It may be extended for a new term in the future.

Earlier, TourDom wrote that the Thai authorities planned to introduce a tourist tax on foreigners and spend it on helping those who were injured in accidents. When this could not be done, the head of the Cabinet of Ministers ordered to return to the problem again at the end of 2023. For example, on the island of Phuket the whole world raised money for an operation for a 20-year-old Russian who was involved in an accident.

Source: Tourdom

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