Thailand’s Tourism Minister announces medical coverage up to USD 14,000 in case of accidents. In addition to this, the government will provide compensation of up to one million baht (approximately USD 37,270) in the unfortunate event of a visitor's death. 

In a groundbreaking move to enhance tourist safety and confidence, Thailand has unveiled a Safety scheme. This scheme provides extensive medical coverage for travelers visiting the country. The Thai government's announcement comes as a proactive measure to ensure the well-being of tourists amid the ongoing global uncertainties related to health and safety.

Under the newly introduced program that commenced on 1st January and will last until August 31, 2024 travelers to Thailand will now be entitled to medical coverage of up to USD 14,000. In addition to this, the government will provide compensation of up to one million baht (approximately USD 37,270) in the unfortunate event of a visitor's death. The initiative aims to not only safeguard the health of visitors but also to promote Thailand as a secure and tourist-friendly destination. 

It is important to note that the scheme will not be applicable in cases of negligence, intent, illegal acts, or risky behavior. Tourists can enroll in the program via the Thailand Traveller Safety website. The coverage will be automatically included for eligible travelers upon their arrival in Thailand, making it a hassle-free process for tourists. 

The move has been widely praised by the tourism industry, with many stakeholders expressing optimism about the positive impact it will have on the country's tourism sector. The comprehensive medical coverage is expected to attract more visitors and boost the tourism industry's recovery after the challenges posed by the global pandemic.

Thailand's commitment to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for tourists aligns with global efforts to revive the travel and tourism sector. The initiative sets a precedent for other countries to prioritize traveler safety and well-being, emphasizing the importance of a collaborative approach to rebuilding the tourism industry worldwide.

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