Qatar offers mandatory health insurance to travelers to ease costs

Qatar has launched a new initiative to ensure that visitors to the country are also taken care of during their stay. In particular, the Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) has officially launched a digital health insurance solution for visitors, which will be mandatory from the leading digital insurer in the State.

International visitors to the State will only need to spend less than two minutes to get their policy and be on their way. The mandatory visitors’ health insurance policy is accessible on no matter where they are in the world, and can be done before their arranged trip into the country. This can be applied even for senior visitors, as there is no age limit for the QIC health insurance.

This new plan will come at a premium that’s fixed at QR50 per policy. As for international travelers with Hayya Cards, these visitors can acquire a long-term plan instead, which will be valid until January 2024. Visitors simply have to provide their duration of stay in the country, along with their personal details. The payment can also be done online, and there is no need to submit any kind of cumbersome document to complete the application.

“Rolling out this new online solution reflects our commitment at QIC to fully support the recently implemented health insurance scheme in Qatar and to offer easy access to quality healthcare services to everyone in Qatar,” says Ahmed al-Jarboey, QIC’s chief operating officer – Qatar Operations.

This will not only offer international visitors some peace of mind throughout the duration of their stay in the country, but it will also cover medical expenses in case a visitor gets sick due to Covid-19 while they’re within the country.

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