Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from 31 October.
The requirements, which were first proposed back in May, have now been confirmed in a police order posted on the Immigration website.
Applicants are required to have 40,000 baht outpatient coverage and 400,000 baht inpatient coverage.
According to the order, health insurance is not required for those applying for an extension of stay based on retirement and only applies to Non O-A visas.
Non O-A visas are obtained from an embassy or consulate outside of Thailand.
Full details of the new requirements can be found here: https://www.immigration.go.th/read?content_id=5d9c3b074d8a8f318362a8aa&fbclid=IwAR39UI_zBxVLedZKgZeAeYnvb0yyyIsr6SHPhnq64ohzACO7VsLUU_LlGn0
As of yet, there is no information on the new insurance requirements on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website and at the time of posting O-A visas are still being issued without insurance.
However, Thaivisa understands an official announcement is due to be made at a press conference in Bangkok later on Wednesday (9 October).
This is a developing news story. This post may be updated without warning.
(Source: – Thai Visa)