Ive put this here as I think this is going to be something thats going to have to be enforced by Air companies and travel agents. Please move to somewhere more suitable if you think it doesnt fit.
Tourism officials in Thailand are calling for mandatory travel insurance for all visitors to the country.
The push has come in a bid to recover losses incurred from unpaid medical bills.
As tourist numbers surge, there has been a spike in uninsured holidaymakers needing medical treatment.
According to authorities, many of these travellers can’t afford to pay for their treatment and often leave hospital without paying at all.
I think this is going to be enforced and the only way it can be done is by Airlines demanding Insurance or actually offering it.
It will be the airlines that will be responsible for carrying anyone without Insurance. I think its either that or the end of One way tickets.
Didnt the increase in departure tax a few years back cover the extra expense of Hospital defaulters??
Someone is going to be made very rich, thats for sure.