HEALTHCARE AND QUARANTINE AT PHYATHAI 1 HOSPITAL
By the reason of COVID-19 pandemic, Thai authorities imposed the regulations regarding a permission to enter the Kingdom of Thailand. Therefore, a person who needs to receive medical treatment in Thailand must comply the regulations, including quarantine upon arrival.
Phyathai 1 Hospital is ready to accept the patients to provide healthcare as well as quarantine of the patients and their companions during this pandemic time.
- Affidavit of support. (Only for patient with companions. Prepared by Phyathai 1 Hospital in attachment, signed by the patient and/or companions.)
- Copy of the patient's passport with a certified signature (newly signed).
- Copy of the companion's passport(s) with certified signature(s) (newly signed) [At most. 3companions].
- COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before departure. (DO NOT attempt to get the COVID-19 test before the approval is confirmed.)
- Flight ticket. (if available).
- Fit-to-travel or Fit-to-fly certificate issued by a licensed doctor in the current country, within 72 hours before departure. (Please do not seek for this item yet. We shall alert you when to visit the doctor for this certificate.).
- Insurance policy (or Guarantee letter from the Embassy) covering the treatment of COVID-19 .
- USD 100,000 each, for the patient and each companion.
- Proof of financial status, e.g. bank statement.
- Referral letter from a doctor in current country, stating the need to seek for treatment in Thailand.
- Updated medical report with relevant investigation results.
After receiving and processing the documents above, Phyathai 1 Hospital will submit a Confirmation Letter to the Thai authorities in order to request for a permission for the patient and companions to enter the Kingdom of Thailand. Once approved, a copy of the Confirmation Letter will be sent to the patient to be submitted to the Royal Thai Embassy in the current country, then the patient will receive the Certificate of Entry (COE) from the Embassy.
PROTOCOL FOR QUARANTINE IN PHYATHAI 1 HOSPITAL:
- A patient and companion(s) will be subject to a quarantine in Phyathai 1 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 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, 5-7 and 11-13.
- If the test result for COVID-19 is detectable (positive), the infected individual will be cared for in Phyathai 1 Hospital on their own expenses (under insurance coverage).
- 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.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
The Kingdom of Thailand attracts thousands foreigners around the world by cultural and attractive places. Although tourists and residents of Thailand can enjoy sigthseeing and safety throughout their time in Thailand, it’s essential to be aware of the current situations of Thailand.
Political Situation in Thailand
Thailand government is based on a constitutional monarchy, in which a Prime Minister serves as head of a parliamentary government and a hereditary Thai king functions as head of state, currently under King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who ascended the throne in December 2016. Nowadays Thailand has a consistency and fairly information and journalism system, where the most update political situations and realities are covered both in English and Thai.
Traveling in Thailand is simple, you may go sigthseeing with cars, taxi, buses, trains, extensive subway system, planes, and boats making it possible to reach mostly all areas of the country. For those who prefer to drive in Thailand, there are some important points to consider regarding the driving laws and regulations in Thailand. The Driving website in Thailand provides comprehensive information on the rules, regulations, and expectations that come along with driving in Thailand.
For more information about entering Thailand during Covid-19 outbreak and situation reports: https://www.who.int/thailand/emergencies/novel-coronavirus-2019/getting-to-thailand-during-covid-19-outbreak
For more information about entering Thailand please find from Ministry of Foreign Affairs website : http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/home
Please find General Tourism Information from this website : https://www.tatnews.org/general-tourism-information/
For more information about the driving rules, regulations, please visit website: http://driving-in-thailand.com/
Or please find information about tourism in Thailand from our Tourismthailand website https://www.tourismthailand.org/
Prior to confirming your appointment or treatment at Phyathai 1 Hospital, you should consider the entry requirements of Thailand. You may need to get vaccinated or apply for a visa in order to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.
Health and Vaccinations
Due to the Thailand climate is tropical . The CDC and WHO recommend tourists to get vaccinated before entering into Thailand, for example;hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Please see more specific vaccine recommendations that may apply to specific people before entering Thailand. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/thailand?s_cid=ncezid-dgmq-travel-single-001
The Situation of Infectious Diseases in Thailand can be found on the following websites:
www.ddc.moph.go.th (Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand)
IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, if any tourist and medical travel patient need entering Thailand, you need to obtain a either tourist visa or medical visa in advance of arrival, may vary depending on your country of origin. Most tourist visas are awarded for a period of 15 days to 30 days, for medical visa are able to extended for 90 days. with the possibility of extending depends on the discretion of the appropriate authorities. Passport holders from some countries are granted a visa on arrival entry to the Kingdom of Thailand, click here to learn more about General Information of a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.
For more information on visa requirements, please enquire with the www.immigration.go.th and Thai Embassy located in your countries. You will be required to obtain a valid visa prior to your visit to Thailand.
TRAVEL ADVICE AND SUPPORT
Once you’ve decided to explore Thailand, you may need to know more specific information and how you can make the perfect trip here. The best place to start your research would be the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s website, which covers a wide range of topics such as:
TRAVEL RISK MANAGEMENT
Advice and Assessment before traveling for Medical care or Surgical care.
Section I: TRAVELING BY AIR
In general,if you have these following conditions; it is prohibited to travel by air.
- Have a recent heart attack or stroke. Or any type of surgery, especially stomach, brain, eye, orthopedic (bone and joint) surgery including stomach, eye, or head injury.
- Have an implanted cardiac device such as pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). Don’t forget to carry your personal device identification card with you at all times.
- Have flu-like symptoms with or without tuberculosis like symptoms such as prolonged cough, weight loss, night sweat, fatigue, fever, and chest pain for more than 2 weeks. You should continue treatment until this symptoms have resolved completely.
- Have passed 36 weeks of pregnancy (or 32 weeks if you are carrying twins, triplets, etc.) during the flight.
- Deep vein thrombosis can occur during a long-distance flight, you should get up and walk regularly when permitted by the staff on the aircraft. Bend and stretch your legs and wiggle your feet at regular intervals (for example every 30 minutes) to encourage your circulation.
- Are suffering from the below signs and symptoms.
- Any disease that you can easily spread to other people.
- A fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or greater.
- Breathlessness at rest, difficult breathing.
- Bruising or bleeding (without previous injury).
- Chest pain.
- Diarrhea that does not go away.
- Psychotic illness except when fully controlled.
- Skin rash.
- Severe sinus, ear, or nose infections.
- Vomiting that does not go away (other than motion sickness).
During the flight:
- Keep all of your medications in your hand luggage.
- Drink plenty of water to prevent hydration and to help loosen your sputum which can keep your chest clear from low humidity levels in air cabin.
- During a long-distance flight of 4 hours or longer, please see https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/travel.html, If you have a higher risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, your doctor can help you work out what measures you may need to take prior to flying. This may include graduated compression stockings, aspirin, or anticoagulants.
- If you need oxygen during the flight, this must be requested in advance. A Medical Information Form, stating your current clinical condition and the reason for oxygen requirement, must be filled out and submitted to the airlines. It may take 3-5 working days to process and subjected to the airlines approval.
Section III: PRE – OPERATIVE PREPARATION
- Please inform your doctor before the surgery if you have an existing medical condition for which you are taking medication and/or you have undergone any previous surgeries.
- If you have any underlying diseases: cardiovascular disease / diabetes / high blood pressure / asthma / cancer / or any allergic to any medications and any medicines you are taking, current treatment and correlating diagnosis, please inform physician in advance.
- If you are taking anticoagulants like aspirin, Persantin®, Ticlid®, Plavix®, warfarin, Orfarin®, heparin, and Fraxiparine®, herbal supplements, and vitamins, especially vitamin E, stop these medications/supplements at least one week before the surgery or as recommended by your doctor.
- If you drink alcohol and smoke regularly, please stop for at least one week before the surgery to reduce the chances of complications.
PLAN YOUR TREATMENT
If you plan to receive treatments with Phyathai 1 Hospital . This will be a conclusion how you can arrange your trip and plan your treatment.
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