Thanks to its diamond and mineral mining industry, Botswana has transformed itself from being one of the poorest countries in the world, to a middle income country with a living standard similar to Mexico or Turkey. Since independence in 1966, Botswana has maintained a stable democracy. Crime should be the largest concern for visitors to Botswana, as theft and break ins occur often.
Healthcare in Botswana
The health system in Botswana has several different delivery methods – public, private and traditional. Most local nationals are covered by the government run health sector. Many resources have been spent on reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS along with other public health campaigns. Life expectancy in the country is still not high.Most expatriates and high net worth local nationals will want to use one of the private hospitals and clinics that can be found in the major urban centers, such as the capital city Gaborone.
Insurance Plans for Botswana
Because of the state of the local health system in Botswana, expatriates will want to obtain a comprehensive global heath insurance policy from a large and respected insurer that Expat Financial can source. We can also source expat life and disability cover for expats in the country. It is vital that expats obtain adequate evacuation coverage as any major illness or injury will probably require medical evacuation to South Africa or Europe.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to live or travel in Botswana:
- Personal Accident Coverage
- International Health Insurance
- Group Benefit Plans for Expatriates
- Kidnap & Ransom Coverage
- Life and Disability Insurance