Turquoise waters, lush jungles and Tuk Tuks
This page is for Canadian residents only.
Known as the “land of smiles,” Thailand is a country of friendly and hospitable locals who welcome millions of visitors annually. Its diverse scenery includes white sand beaches, lush tropical forests and island hideaways surrounded by warm waters teeming with stunning marine life. Then there’s the food – fresh, fragrant and delicious.
You're going to find a variety of delicious food while travelling in Thailand but food preparation standards can vary. Gastro and its unpleasant side effects are one of the more common medical complaints our World Nomads have while travelling through Thailand.
Fortunately, the Emergency Assistance team can support you 24/7, even if you’re held up in a squat toilet. We can help you find a doctor, particularly useful in Thailand’s remote areas, where access to medical care is harder to come by. Or if it’s really serious, the team can arrange for an emergency evacuation.
Hospitals in Thailand (especially if you’re near Bangkok or Phuket) are well-equipped to treat you even if they may seem less modern than facilities you’d find at home.
But let’s hope you don’t get there. Here are some simple actions that can help save you and your tummy:
It’s easy to rent a motorcycle, so it’s not surprising that we see everything from exhaust pipe burns to injuries caused by horrific crashes, which can sometimes be fatal.
If you choose to ride, be sure to buy a travel insurance plan that covers motorbike and scooter use. Read our article on covered sports, activities and adventures; you may have to buy an adventure sports upgrade for an additional premium.
World Nomads coverage for travelers hurt in motorcycle accidents may include:
For your coverage to take effect, certain conditions apply:
If you need medical treatment, evacuation or repatriation, you or a travel companion MUST contact the Emergency Assistance team immediately.
Limits and exclusions to coverage will apply so read your policy carefully for full details.
Before you travel to Thailand, store a copy your receipts, as you’ll need proof of ownership to make claim should your items get stolen. Contact your bank before departure to let them know of your travel plans, and be on the lookout for any suspicious transactions, especially after you return home.
All World Nomads travel insurance plans will have some coverage for theft. However, with any insurance plan, limits, conditions and exclusions may apply. For example:
If your stuff is stolen, you’ll need a police report, or some other kind of report from an authorized representative (for example, a property irregularity report from the airline or bus company if your bags were checked in) to validate your claim.
This is only a summary of coverage and does not include the full terms and conditions of the policy. It is important you read and understand your policy as it contains benefits, conditions, exclusions and pre-existing condition exclusions. If you do not understand your coverage, of if you have questions about your coverage, just ask us.
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Whether you need medical or dental assistance or advice, emergency evacuation or travel assistance, our team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.
Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?
Telephone +1 866 878 0192 (toll-free from Canada and the Continental U.S.) or +1 416 646 3723 (collect from anywhere else in the world)Contact the team
Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel - what you need to know
Due to the widespread media reports of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, COVID-19 is a foreseen or known event. If you are purchasing a new policy, certain coverages will not apply. Please read the details here.About Coronavirus