Certification of Conformance with GHA COVID-19 Guidelines for Medical Travel Programs
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand has imposed entry restrictions that apply to all countries and territories. Fortunately, non-Thai nationals who need medical treatment in Thailand are exempt from these restrictions and are able to travel to our country. This is applied to the patient, including no more than 3 companions, for an inpatient treatment only. And Above all, your safety is the ultimate goal of our service. Praram 9 Hospital has implemented safety protocols that mitigate the risk of infection for the traveling patients and their companions. These protocols, practice and processes are certified as conformance to he Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program for Medical Travel Services. Please check the benefits of the Certification of Conformance for patients via this link : https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com/gha-for-patients
1. The preparation of the document for the certificate of entry is the same as in the entry by flights, except that the travelers do not need the fit-to-fly medical certificate.
2. At the border checkpoint, the travelers undergo the entry screening procedures (body temperature measurement, history taking,T8 form completion and COSTE&Thai Chana Application download), present the required document to the immigration officers.
3. After the procedures are completed, the traveler get on Praram 9 ambulance. The driver and healthcare providers wear full PPE, provide luggage cleaning, and sit in the front section of the ambulance. The patient and their companions stay in the back section, except for the case that the patient is unstable, the healthcare providers will attend the patient in the back section. All travelers are required to comply with health requirements during the trip (Wearing face masks, practice hand- hygiene)
4. Road trip to Praram 9 Hospital without stop
Current situations in Thailand
The situation of COVID-19 in Thailand is controllable. The infection rate and death tolls is rather low compared to many other countries. New cases report has been in a single-digit figure for several months.
There have been many youth-led pro-democracy protests mainly in Bangkok and some provinces since August 2020. Currently, the protests appeared to be non-violent gatherings and walk rallies on some main streets of the city. Most of the time, there have been notifications of the date, time and places of the protest gatherings 1-2 days in advance. Please check the updates from the local and global news agencies via these links.
1. To Apply for A “Certificate of Entry into the Kingdom of Thailand ( COE )”
2. When the COE is approved
1. For those who have valid visas: Collect the COE as per instruction of the Thai Embassy. 2. For those who do not have valid visas: Apply for visas. Collect the COE & visas as per instruction of the Thai Embassy.
Present required document to the officer at the airport
1. Certificate of Entry (COE) and Declaration Form
2. Medical certificate with a laboratory result
2.1 A laboratory test result (RT-PCR method) indicating that COVID -19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
2.2 A medical certificate of the COVID-19 test result.
3. A Fit-to-fly Health Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure
The certificate must be issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
4. A Medical insurance covering all expenditures of medical treatment, including COVID-19, while traveling to Thailand in an amount of at least 100,000 USD (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand).
1. The isolation ward is on the 11th floor. All rooms are equipped with the modified AIIR system.
2. The patient and the first accompanying person stay in one isolation room. The second and third companions stay in another isolation room.
3.The patient and the companions undergo the first COVID-19 test on day 1, and the second test on day 5.
4. When the second test result comes out as non-detectable for viruses, the patient undergoes the reserved medical treatment.
5. In case of surgery, the procedure would be performed after the third non-detectable COVID-test except for urgent situations which the patient care team would consider the appropriateness of a surgical procedure after the second non-detectable COVID-19 test.
6. The patient continues the medical treatment or procedure (if not finished). In case the medical treatment in the hospital is less than 14 days, the quarantine period of 14 days must be completed nonetheless.
7. The patient and the accompanying persons undergo the third COVID-19 test on day 14.
2. Compliance to the health requirements during quarantine
The patient and their companions
1.Must stay only in their room at all times. After the first COVID-19 test is negative, the accompanying persons are allowed to visit the patient twice daily at 9 AM and 5 PM. Face masks are to be worn at all times during the visit.
2. Everyone must wear a face mask at all times except for eating/drinking and sleeping.
3. Practice self measurement of body temperature twice daily at 7 AM and 5 PM and report the temperature and symptoms via the following applications:
3.1 Line Application to Praram9 hospital staff
3.2 COSTE to the Institute of Urban Disease Control
4. Practice hand hygiene by washing hands;
After coughing or sneezing.
Before eating or drinking
After using a toilet.
After touching surfaces.
5. Do not order food delivery from outside of the hospital.
Meals are provided 3 times daily by the hospital. Extra food is to be ordered from the hospital catering service only.