Last updated: 02/01/2023
As of February 1, 2023, all foreign visitors are required to have an approved and recognized medical insurance policy in order to gain entry into Qatar. The policy must be effective for the duration of their stay, and can be purchased in advance or on arrival at a cost of 50 Qatari Riyal, roughly $14.
According to authorities, travelers with international health insurance must have a policy that’s valid in Qatar, covers their entire stay in the country, and was issued by one of the recognized insurance providers. Be sure to visit the official Visit Qatar website for a full list of recognized insurance providers.
All foreigners visiting Qatar must purchase a policy from a insurance provider that’s been recognized by the Qatari government in order to gain entry into the country. With that said, there’s a possibility that the coverage options available from those recognized providers won’t meet the needs of some travelers. If additional coverage is needed, Squaremouth recommends supplementing the required coverage with a comprehensive travel insurance plan.
For travel to Qatar, Squaremouth recommends a policy with at least $50,000 in Emergency Medical coverage and $100,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage. This is in line with Squaremouth’s general international medical recommendations, due to the potential for high medical expenses overseas.
Emergency Medical coverage can offer reimbursement for expenses due to an unforeseen illness or injury. Covid-19 treatment can also be covered under most policies. The Medical Evacuation benefit can provide reimbursement for costs associated with transportation for a traveler to get to the nearest adequate medical facility.
Travelers visiting Qatar may have extensive travel arrangements, pre-paid trips costs, and non-refundable expenses, such as airfare, accommodations, tours, sports tickets, or excursions. For these travelers, Squaremouth recommends a comprehensive plan that offers the Trip Cancellation benefit. This benefit can reimburse up to 100% of these prepaid and non-refundable insured trip costs if a traveler has to cancel for a covered reason.
The most common covered reasons typically include contracting Covid-19 or another unforeseen illness, an injury, inclement weather, or terrorism.
Policies with Trip Cancellation are comprehensive. This means these policies often include coverage for other major traveler concerns, such as delayed baggage, missed connections, or a trip that gets interrupted after the departure.
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Qatar is an Arabian peninsula surrounded on three sides by the Persian Gulf. It also boasts miles of sand dunes. The capital, Doha, is famous for its ultra-modern architecture and impressive skyscrapers. Qatar is also home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Destination Rank: 104
Percentage of Squaremouth Sales: 0.06%
Average Premium: $296.25
Average Trip Cost: $4,610.88
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