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ALTERNATIVE HOSPITAL QUARANTINE (AHQ) AT BUMRUNGRAD INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL

February 01, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thai authorities imposed the regulations regarding a permission to enter the Kingdom of Thailand, including the quarantine upon arrival.

Bumrungrad international hospital remains ready to accept the patients to provide state-of-the-art healthcare as well as quarantine of the patients and their companions during this difficult time.

 

Download the list of AHQ countries and the quarantine package cost.

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE APPROVAL PROCESS:

  1. Copy of the patient's passport with certified signature (newly signed).
  2. Copy of the companion's passport(s) with certified signature (newly signed) [max. 3 companions].
  3. Updated medical report with relevant investigation results.
  4. Referral letter from a doctor in current country, stating the need to seek for treatment in Thailand.
  5. Proof of financial status, e.g. bank statement.
  6. Affidavit of support.* (Only for patient with companions.)
  7. Letter of intention and consent for quarantine.*
  8. Communicable diseases screening form.*
  9. Travel advice and assessment before medical and surgical care form.*

*No. 6 – 9:  
 
Bumrungrad International Hospital will submit relevant documents to the Thai authorities for approval of permission to enter the Kingdom of Thailand. Once approved, a copy of the stamped Confirmation Letter will be sent to the patient to apply for the Certificate of Entry (COE) in the current country via the internet https://coethailand.mfa.go.th. Thai medical visa application is also required at this stage.

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:

  1. Certificate of Entry (COE).
  2. Valid Thai medical visa.
  3. Insurance policy (or Guarantee letter from the Embassy) covering the treatment of COVID-19 incurred in Thailand, medical transportation and repatriation if needed, minimum amount of USD100,000 each, for the patient and each companion.
    Please buy the recommended insurance policy from the Thai General Insurance Association https://covid19.tgia.org
  4. Flight ticket. (if available)
  5. Fit-to-travel or Fit-to-fly certificate issued by a licensed doctor in the current country, within 72 hours before departure.
  6. COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before departure. (DO NOT attempt to get the COVID-19 test before the approval is confirmed.)


 

PROTOCOL FOR QUARANTINE IN HOSPITAL:

  • A patient and companion(s) will be subject to a quarantine in Bumrungrad International Hospital for the duration of 14+2 days from the day of arrival into the Kingdom of Thailand.
    (The first day of arrival is referred to as day 0 and quarantine is completed on day 15).
  • Only one companion can stay with the patient in the negative-pressure room, the 2nd and 3rd companion(s) will be in a (separated) single room during the quarantine period.
  • A patient will only be allowed to leave the room for medical investigations and procedures as required, while companion(s) will remain in the room throughout the quarantine period, except for visiting the patient at certain times of the day.
  • Fever and respiratory tract symptoms will be monitored on a daily basis.
  • Nasopharyngeal and oral swabs for real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (rt-PCR) test for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) will be performed 3 times: on day 0, 7 and 14.
  • If the test result for COVID-19 is detected (positive), the infected individual will be cared for in Bumrungrad International Hospital on their own expenses (under insurance coverage, conditions may apply).
  • Smoking is not allowed during quarantine.
  • Premature return / repatriation of the patient and companions is not allowed by Thai authorities.
  • The approvals from the Embassy of the patient’s nationality as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are needed before returning home (the process takes 2 – 3 days).
 

Foreign nationals, who are permitted to enter the Kingdom of Thailand as patients seeking for medical care, can only be quarantined in the hospital upon arrival.
 

In order to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 throughout the travel, including ground and air transportation, patients and their companion(s) should:

  • Wear mask and maintain appropriate distancing in the public area at all times.
  • Wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
  • Bring sanitation wipes with them. Avoid touching their eyes, hands and mouth. Cover their mouth and nose with their bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • In addition to above practices, wear mask and wipe their seats and tray with sanitation wipes.

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