Up to $174,000 COVID-19 insurance treatment coverage for Umrah pilgrims

All foreigners who come to Saudi Arabia on Umrah, visit and tourism visas must have insurance coverage against the risks of coronavirus infection: ministry

  
Saudi medical staff give oral medication to the first batch of Muslims from international flights on their way to Umrah after authorities ease coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 1, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

Saudi medical staff give oral medication to the first batch of Muslims from international flights on their way to Umrah after authorities ease coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, November 1, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose

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RIYADH The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Wednesday details of insurance coverage for foreign Umrah pilgrims against the risks of coronavirus infection.

The maximum insurance coverage for the treatment of Umrah pilgrims in the event of getting infected with coronavirus is SR650,000. There will be coverage of up to SR450 per day toward the cost of staying in quarantine for a maximum period of 14 days.

The ministry stated that the insurance policy will cover up to SR6,500 for repatriation of the body to the country of residence in the event of the death of a pilgrim after infected with coronavirus.

The Saudi Central Bank and the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance announced on Sunday that all foreigners who come to Saudi Arabia on Umrah, visit and tourism visas must have insurance coverage against the risks of coronavirus infection.

They stressed the need for updating the insurance policy format in this regard by adding coverage for the risks of coronavirus infection.

The addition of this condition aims to provide healthcare services for non-Saudis coming from outside the Kingdom for tourism, visit, and Umrah purposes in the event of their infection with the virus.

This is in order to ensure the safety of everyone, as well as to ensure quick and easy access to treatment services. The insurance coverage includes the costs of treating the infected people; the costs of quarantine procedures for the infected, the medical evacuation in cases of emergency and repatriation of dead bodies of those deceased after infection with COVID-19.

 

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