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Travel insurance: a must when traveling to Qatar (or any other destination)

Getting ready to travel thousands of miles to see your national soccer team compete for glory can be a daunting task. You organize your clothes, money, documents and itinerary. But, have you made the proper arrangements to take care of your health? Before traveling to Qatar (or any other destination), make sure you have the essential travel insurance so that you can enjoy every moment of your trip.

Why do I need travel insurance to travel to Qatar?

Qatar has a universal health system for its citizens and residents. It is considered one of the best systems in the Middle East. However, as a tourist, receiving medical care in this country might be costly should you find yourself totally responsible for the Bill.  

As a result, according to the Qatar Airways website[1] which was updated on September 2022, “family (short term) and personal visa type holders must have insurance to cover medical expenses during their stay in Qatar.”

In addition, if you are in a foreign country where few people speak your language, you might need help to solve unexpected health or travel events, like, the loss of your flight, document theft, or legal issues, among others.

Why do I need travel insurance to travel to Qatar?

The best option to ensure carefree short term travel in Qatar  is the  Travel VIP policy offered by  VUMI®. This plan offers complete medical coverage during your stay, and it can be extended to a maximum of 365 consecutive days.
A Travel VIP plan covers you for any unforeseen event, and offers additional benefits, including:
  • Hospitalization, surgery and medical visits in case of unforeseen health problems.
  • COVID-19 and Monkey Pox coverage.
  • Emergency transportation by ground or air ambulance.
  • Accommodation for the traveler if he or she, or one of their family members falls ill.
Optional additional coverage for riders offered:
  • Compensation due to loss of luggage.
  • Reimbursement for flight delays or missed connections.
  • Reimbursement in case of theft of personal belongings.
  • Legal assistance.
  • Compensation in the event of unexpected death or disability.
  • Reimbursement if you have to cancel your trip due to illness, injury or accident.

In addition, this plan provides you with 24/7 assistance in your own language, and additional benefits such as free choice of doctors and hospitals anywhere in the world.

To learn more about this plan, visit our Plans section here or consult with your insurance agent.

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