Once one of the world’s most poorest countries, Angola has attracted a significant amount of foreign investors thanks to the oil and diamond industries. A civil spanning three decades (1975-2002), damaged much of the once fertile countryside. Even though the government has mostly reestablished law and order in the region –drafting a new constitution in 2010– there is still a strong separatist threat in the area.
Healthcare in Angola
Malaria and HIV is quite common in Angola and it is important that you get the proper vaccinations if you are going to travel or live there. If you are in a remote area, air evacuation will be required as the roads and local hospitals will not be satisfactory. Unfortunately, healthcare in Angola is well below Western standards so it is vital for expats and short term visitors have an international health insurance plan that covers them inside and outside the country. Generally most of the medical facilities are often found in Luanda, but medical staff and up to date medical equipment are lacking. Many of the clinics and hospitals have improved in the past 10 years, but poor sanitation and resources means that most expats will want to seem medical care in South Africa or Europe. Expat Financial can source international health plans for local nationals in some circumstances.
Insurance Plans for Expatriates in Angola
If you reside in Angola, it is vital that you obtain adequate insurance coverage. This is especially important for expatriates and visitors to Angola.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to travel to Angola:
- War & Terrorism Insurance
- Personal Accident Coverage
- International Health Insurance
- Group Benefit Plans for Expatriates
- Kidnap & Ransom Coverage
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance