The announcement was posted on the Immigration Bureau website yesterday (Oct 8), stating that the change in the Immigration regulations follows the Cabinet resolution made on April 2 this year.
Under the new rule, all foreigners applying for a one-year permit to stay on an O-A visa must have health insurance coverage for up to B40,000 for outpatient services and up to B400,000 for inpatient services.
The order, issued by Royal Thai Police Commissioner-General Chakthip Chaijinda on Sept 27, specifically states that the new rule comes into effect on Oct 31, 2019.
The order also states that policies issues by non-Thai insurance providers will be accepted as long as the B40,000 / B400,000 requirements are upheld.
Additionally, the order published that the full B800,000 must remain in a Thai bank account at least two months before the date of the application and at least three months after the application has been filed – and must never fall below B400,000 throughout the year.
Source: The Phuket News.