Although one of the smaller countries in Africa, Burundi is home to a diverse landscape of mountains and lakes. However, due to many years of ethnic conflicts, theft and violent crimes are a high risk to travellers and expatriates visiting Burundi. After a cease-fire between the government and the last remaining opposition group in 2006, Burundi has been undergoing social and political reconstruction.
Healthcare in Burundi
In its present state, Burundi is resource-poor and deprived of most basic healthcare requirements. Malaria remains the main cause of illness and death in the country along with HIV/AIDS. The country simply does not have adequate care in most hospitals and when available are only at a high cost. Expatriates are able to be served by a few clinics and hospitals in the capital city Bujumbura. Expatriates will want to travel or be evacuated if they suffer a major illness or injury.
Expatriate Insurance for Burundi
Expat Financial can source a various plans for expatriate insurance in Burundi. It is vital that any travellers to the country obtain comprehensive travel medical insurance coverage that includes evacuation insurance. Expats residing in the country should not rely upon local health insurance plans and should contact our firm for a quote.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to venture into Burundi:
- War & Terrorism Insurance
- Personal Accident Coverage
- International Health Insurance
- Group Benefit Plans for Expatriates
- Kidnap & Ransom Coverage
- Life and Disability Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage