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Insurance coverage into Thailand


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I am planning a trip to Phuket soon.

I found out that our local motorcycle insurance will only covers up to 50miles pass the Peninsula Malaysia border, does anyone know if there is any insurance company that provides more coverage beyond that?

Is there anything such as a "travel insurance" for the bike, like what we would purchase for ourselves if we go oversea? Just to cover for the trip, just in case anything happens to the bike in Sawadee Land.

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the $$$ to bring the bike plus repair if u total the bike would amount as what doremi mention would be at least in the thousands if not in the tens of thousand in the event the bike fail if u buy local insurance, and sawadee land does not cover first party as far as i know.

 

so if u really want to go there , pls check with some of your friends to get to know some locals mech and tow service and get ready to dump your bike there which maybe a cheaper .

 

 

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There r few counters dealing with insurance coverage just before leaving Malaysian border.

 

Alternatively if u wana feel sure to deal with the correct agent there is a counter just after Thai check point, the cover starts from minimum few days onwards, around few s$/day only.

 

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Stumbled onto this thread. And suddenly got reminded of the coverage limitation of the policy.

Thanks man!

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you can get the insurance cover just in front of the border of malaysia and Thailand so no worries

you will need to produce your thai insurance papers to cross the border

 

What vehicle documentation are required for crossing into Thailand and Cambodia?

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Just buy insurance for the bike at the counter immediately after the immigration if you're using Bukit Kayu Hitam.

 

Just last year in September, I went up riding to Hatyai and realized I forgot to bring any of my vehicle documentation, I stopped a night in Penang and just printed out my documentation from One Motoring before heading up to Thailand. No problems at immigration.

 

Anyway nowadays, it's more cheaper, faster and more convenient to just fly up. Sometimes, I like to ride up but just for the fun of it. The journey up the NS highway is really boring.

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Just buy insurance for the bike at the counter immediately after the immigration if you're using Bukit Kayu Hitam.

 

Just last year in September, I went up riding to Hatyai and realized I forgot to bring any of my vehicle documentation, I stopped a night in Penang and just printed out my documentation from One Motoring before heading up to Thailand. No problems at immigration.

 

Anyway nowadays, it's more cheaper, faster and more convenient to just fly up. Sometimes, I like to ride up but just for the fun of it. The journey up the NS highway is really boring.

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Is the insurance at the thai border covering the third party in the event of an accident, or is it covering our bikes?

My understanding is that the thai insurance covers the other party if we hit them, not covering our bikes, like in the event if the bike is stolen or involve in an accident. That is what I am interested in.

Yes, I know its much cheaper to fly up there, but my ride up to phuket is not the destination, but the journey of riding up there.

And ya, I verified that its in my policy stating its 50 miles, not 50 km, which I was a bit surprised they are not using metrics, perhaps my insurance was from Liberty, which is a US-based insurance company...

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Is the insurance at the thai border covering the third party in the event of an accident, or is it covering our bikes?

My understanding is that the thai insurance covers the other party if we hit them, not covering our bikes, like in the event if the bike is stolen or involve in an accident. That is what I am interested in.

Yes, I know its much cheaper to fly up there, but my ride up to phuket is not the destination, but the journey of riding up there.

And ya, I verified that its in my policy stating its 50 miles, not 50 km, which I was a bit surprised they are not using metrics, perhaps my insurance was from Liberty, which is a US-based insurance company...

 

The Thai insurance only cover 3rd party. But still better to buy. Even if nothing happen, some police will ask for it during road block. Will get fine if don't have the insurance.

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The Thai insurance only cover 3rd party. But still better to buy. Even if nothing happen, some police will ask for it during road block. Will get fine if don't have the insurance.

 

Ya, that's what I was told too... thanks for confirming!

Yes, will be buying the Thai insurance at the border, think its mandatory, right?

Anyway, I have asked around and both AIA and Liberty do no offer such "travel insurance" for bikes going into Thailand pass the 50miles mark. That would mean that if our bikes get stolen or get into a serious accident (touchwood!), we will not be able to claim it back. :pity:

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Ya, that's what I was told too... thanks for confirming!

Yes, will be buying the Thai insurance at the border, think its mandatory, right?

Anyway, I have asked around and both AIA and Liberty do no offer such "travel insurance" for bikes going into Thailand pass the 50miles mark. That would mean that if our bikes get stolen or get into a serious accident (touchwood!), we will not be able to claim it back. :pity:

 

Yes it mandatory to purchase although they never enforced it at the border. Meaning it up to you. I learnt the hard way. Last trip kanna fine for no insurance.

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Hi all, I'm the sub-rider of my bike while my dad is the main & owner of the bike..will there be any problem clearing the thai custom if so ? I'll be producing my birth cert to prove our relationship if needed..does it help ?

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Hi all, I'm the sub-rider of my bike while my dad is the main & owner of the bike..will there be any problem clearing the thai custom if so ? I'll be producing my birth cert to prove our relationship if needed..does it help ?

 

You need to get your dad to write a letter of authorisation, stating clearly his name/nric as owner of bike authorising you name/nric to ride his bike make/model/license plate. attach the log card and a photocopy of both your nric/license.

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Thx pipipapipu

 

Got it transferred under my name to save unwanted hassle..

 

But need to cancel the previous insurance & bought a new one with me as main rider..curiously when I juz passed my cl2 dis June & add in my name as sub rider..our insurance shot up to $1.1k from 600+ but now the juz purchased insurance fall to 600+ again..mine insurance is TPFT

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2011-2013: Honda CB400SFS1

2012-2015: Honda CBR1100XX

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2015-PRESENT: Yamaha TMAX 530

2017-PRESENT: BMW R1200GSA

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i need to ask , is there a any opening hours to purchase the insurance, because the last time i was there at 7am ,

not a single person in any of the booth

 

Think they don't open so early. Past few time I reach border around 8. Only see some slowly opening the shop. Or try buying over at Malaysia side?

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