- Egypt Health Insurance Information
Healthcare infrastructures in Egypt are generally good; the Egyptian government
has invested in the 1980’s to increase the number of Public Hospitals and
Healthcare facilities in Egypt. Both rural and city healthcare facilities
benefited from new health units in order to provide Egyptians residents with
adequate access to improved living conditions. This improvement had a positive
impact upon Egyptian Healthcare reputation and perception by residents.
Meanwhile, Egypt enjoys both Public and Private Hospital facilities which may be
owned by third parties.
In the late 1980’s further hospitals and units have been improved in urban and
rural areas allowing more physicians to treat Egypt residents.
In year 2000,
the will of the government was to offer easy Healthcare access to ¾ of the
population. In order to reach this goal a significant amount of the GDP was
allocated to the Healthcare sector. In Egypt, some tropical disease are to be
taken seriously; in case you travel to Egypt it is advisable to have a health
insurance in force as you may experience some higher risks of Malaria, Typhus as
well as Beriberi.
While Hospitals in Egypt may not reach western facilities standards, it is
generally easy to find English speaking doctors
with good medical abilities. The secret to this pool of competencies is to be
found in the Egyptian Medical Universities which deliver excellent teaching to a
wide audience of foreign students coming from Egypt surrounding countries.
Medical cashless facilities are not very common in Egypt; while some Hospitals
may offer Direct Billing it is generally recommended to take some cash with you
to pay your Healthcare expenses. In case of serious Medical issue it is
advisable to choose an International Health Insurance with repatriation option
so that you can be evacuated should a major incident occur while in Egypt. Most
Health Insurance companies offer options for both medical evacuation as well as
repatriation. Choosing a safe Health Insurance plan will bring you the peace of
mind you deserve while traveling away from your country of citizenship to Egypt.
Insurance advisors can help you and your family selecting the most suitable
Healthcare plan in Egypt. Do not hesitate to ask us for a free medical insurance
quotation while visiting Egypt. We can offer travel health insurance in Egypt as
well as long term plans.
If you wish to have further
international medical insurance
do not hesitate to
one of our highly