Get your travel insurance before you visit Phuket
While in Phuket, we’ve seen far too many people get into trouble because they didn’t have travel insurance. You always think it won’t happen to you, but then it does and you end up stuck with a huge hospital bill and no way to pay it.
Over the past few years there have been a number of news stories of people who have been in Phuket, either as tourists as expats, and had some kind of accident. It’s usually a road accident, as these happen every day all over the island. These sad stories are made all the more sad when it surfaces that the injured party doesn’t have travel insurance or any other type of insurance.
Folks, if you’re going to visit Phuket, do it with travel insurance. Those hospital bills can mount up into the hundreds of thousands of baht if you suffer a serious accident. Furthermore, you don’t want to find yourself turned away from a hospital because you don’t have insurance or any guarantee you can pay. This has happened before and people have died while en route to other hospitals.
Travel insurance isn’t that expensive and it can be booked from reputable sources online. Health insurance for a trip to Phuket is a must. Insurance of your belongings is also a good idea, especially if you’re traveling with expensive cameras, laptops and cellphones.