Travel Insurance in Kuwait
Just as when travelling to any other place, it is always good to apply caution, and plan for medical urgencies in advance, as when in a new place, apart from ruining your trip, they can also burn a hole in your pocket. Therefore, it is best to organize for an international travel health insurance.
When considering travel insurance for visiting Kuwait, check for the following options:
First, check the travel advice for Kuwait given by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) before proceeding. You can either check their website or call them directly, as some insurance companies do not cover visitors, if the FCO advises against travel to particular destination.
Check for medical and hospitalization coverage. For instance, in case of hospitalization in Kuwait, the insurance company should be able to cover the expenses directly, so that you do not have to pay initially and then seek re-imbursement.
Check for medical repatriation assistance, so that if necessary, you can be sent back home for treatment.
Find out an emergency hotline which can be contacted at any time of the day or night, as you know when you need someone when emergency arises.
Also, check for civil liability coverage, in case you happen to accidentally hurt someone or damage private property.
Single Trip Travel Insurance is perfect for a one-off trip. But, if you plan to travel more than once or twice a year, Annual Travel Insurance may be the best option, as it can save time and money.
Some companies even have offers such as free winter-sports cover for later in the year, with kids being covered free, and more than 50 sports included at no extra charge. Moreover, if you decide on extended stay, there is Backpackers Travel Insurance and Long Stay Travel options that some insurance companies offer to cover such trips. Backpacker policies usually cover longer duration. There are policies covering sports and other adventure activities including scuba diving, jet skiing, sailing, swimming and bungee jumping.