Best travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage

Best travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage

Best travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage
Find out where to buy the best travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage for Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan & South Korea.

Travel insurance comparisons by destination country

More and more countries are opening their borders and more people are planning revenge travel of at least a week to an overseas destination.

As you spend more time wandering around, mingling with locals, and dining in an overseas country, it is inevitable that your chances of catching COVID-19 or other diseases will increase. This is why a lot of countries have made travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage a mandatory requirement for tourists as your health insurance probably won’t work overseas.

Learn the insurance plans available for these popular tourist destinations in Asia:

Singapore

Travel insurance is currently not mandatory for travel into Singapore. However, it is still recommended to purchase a travel insurance as a safeguard.

Below are the insurance plans offered by insurers based in Singapore for incoming inbound travelers to Singapore:

InsurerProduct NamePrice
AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd.Singapore Travel Assistfrom SGD 13 for medical expenses coverage of SGD 250,000 over 7 days
Chubb Insurance Singapore LimitedSG Travel Insuredfrom SGD 19 for hospitalisation & medical expenses coverage of SGD 30,000 over 7 days
HL Assurance Pte. Ltd.ChangiAssure Covid Insurancefrom SGD 34 for COVID-19 hospitalisation or quarantine facility expenses coverage of SGD 30,000 over 7 days

Thailand

Application for Thailand Pass is mandatory for entry into all parts of Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket before 1 July 2022. As part of the Thailand Pass application, you will be required to submit a valid travel insurance with minimum coverage of USD 10,000 with COVID-19 coverage.

Read More: How to go to Thailand from Singapore

Below are the insurance plans recommended by Thailand Pass for all tourists going to Thailand:

InsurerProduct NamePrice
AXA Insurance Public Company LimitedAXA Sawasdee Thailandfrom THB 1567 for THB 750,000 medical coverage and THB 1,000,000 personal accident coverage over 7 days 
MSIG Insurance (Thailand) Public Company LimitedSay Hi 10 MSIG Domestic Travel Accident Insurance Policy for Individualfrom THB 1100 for THB 400,000 medical expenses coverage (including COVID-19) and THB 1,000,000 personal accident coverage over 15 days
FWD General Insurance PCLFWD Covid Inbound Planfrom THB 650 for THB 700,000 inpatient hospitalisation expenses coverage over 30 days

Indonesia

Travel insurance is mandatory for entry into Indonesia cities such as Bali, Batam and Bintan.

Jagawisata is the insurance plan recommended by Indonesian Ministry of Tourism, underwritten by a consortium of companies. While it will ensure tourist a smooth entry at the airport and immigration checkpoint, it does not have clearcut policy wordings and benefits as compared to other insurance plans offered by established insurers.

Read More: How to go Indonesia from Singapore

You may also consider other travel insurance plans offered by other insurers for Indonesia below:

InsurerProduct NamePrice
Indonesian Insurance consortium in collaboration with the Ministry of TourismJagawisata Indonesia Travel Covid InsuranceIDR 500,000 for maximum sum insured of IDR 500,000,000.00, covering medical expenses, hospital treatment, and loss of life caused by COVID-19
FWD Singapore Pte. LtdFWD Travel Insurance Premium + COVID-19 Enhanced Travel Benefits (Singapore residents only)from SGD 45 for overseas medical expenses of SGD 200,000 and COVID-19 medical expenses in Singapore and/or overseas of SGD 200,000 over 7 days
AXA Insurance Pte LtdAXA SmartTraveller Essential (Singapore residents only)from SGD 60 for overseas medical expenses of SGD 300,000 and COVID-19 overseas medical expenses of SGD 75,000 over 7 days

Malaysia

Travel insurance is no longer mandatory for Malaysians and foreigners entering Malaysia. However, if you are spending a night or more in Malaysia, it is still recommended to buy a travel insurance.

Read More: How to go to JB from Singapore

InsurerProduct NamePrice
Tune Insurance Malaysia BerhadCOVID Travel Pass + Plusfrom MYR 90 (Basic Plan) for inpatient medical expenses (including COVID-19) in Malaysia of MYR 100,000 over 10 days
FWD Singapore Pte. LtdFWD Travel Insurance Premium + COVID-19 Enhanced Travel Benefits (Singapore residents only)from SGD 45 for overseas medical expenses of SGD 200,000 and COVID-19 medical expenses in Singapore and/or overseas of SGD 200,000 over 7 days
Chubb Insurance Singapore LimitedKlook x Chubb Travel Insurance (Singapore residents only)from SGD 30 for overseas medical expenses of SGD 150,000 and COVID-19 overseas medical expenses of SGD 150,000 over 7 days

Japan & South Korea

With Japan and South Korea gradually opening to tourists, fully vaccinated tourists will be able to return and visit Japan and South Korea.

Below are the travel insurance policies for Singapore residents travelling to Japan and South Korea:

InsurerProduct NamePrice
Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd.Tiq Travel Insurance (Entry) with COVID-19 addonfrom SGD 40 for overseas medical expenses of SGD 200,000 and COVID-19 overseas medical expenses of SGD 100,000 over 7 days.
FWD Singapore Pte. LtdFWD Travel Insurance Premium + COVID-19 Enhanced Travel Benefitsfrom SGD 52 for overseas medical expenses of SGD 200,000 and COVID-19 medical expenses in Singapore and/or overseas of SGD 200,000 over 7 days
AXA Insurance Pte LtdAXA SmartTraveller Essentialfrom SGD 60 for overseas medical expenses of SGD 300,000 and COVID-19 overseas medical expenses of SGD 75,000 over 7 days
Singapore Life Ltd.Singlife with Aviva Travel Plusfrom SGD 69 for overseas medical expenses of SGD 2,000,000 and COVID-19 overseas medical expenses of SGD 100,000 over 7 days

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