Bhutan is a small landlocked country, situated between China and India on all sides. For over a century, Bhutan has been cut off from the rest of the world, being governed by a hereditary monarchy. It was only in the 1970s that the country opened up to outsiders. Although the Bhutan is classified as a developing country, due to its mountainous and undeveloped landscape, Bhutan has attracted a growing amount of tourism in recent years.
Healthcare in Bhutan
Most healthcare facilities in Bhutan are limited in supplies and standards expected in the Western hospitals. For emergencies or urgent healthcare needs, please visit Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in the capital city. However, it is common for expatriates and tourists to obtain helicopter evacuation coverage if they intend to explore higher-terrain regions of Bhutan.
Insurance for Expatriates in Bhutan
If you are residing in Bhutan, it is vital that you obtain a global medical insurance policy that will cover you both in Bhutan and outside the country. Adequate life and disability coverage is also a good idea.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Bhutan:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in Bhutan, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Bhutanese expatriate health insurance requirements.