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The Maldives is a low lying small island state in the Indian Ocean comprising of 1,190 islands. The Maldives has always been a popular destination for travellers. The beauty of Maldives is indeed addictive. The islands of Maldives has a total area of 90,000 square kilometres. It has long beautiful beaches, soothing spas, relaxing islands, multi-coloured corals and more. The capital of this small county is the densely packed city of Malé, which has some historic mosques and even skyscrapers. Most expats will choose to live or visit in one of the small islands nearby. No matter what time of the year you decide to visit the Maldives, the islands offer expats lots of options and a great lifestyle. The country is also quite safe and offers few hazards for expatriates and visitors.

Healthcare in the Maldives

Maldives’ health system is available within almost every atoll and at the capital of the country – Malé. The healthcare outside of the capital is quite limited. Due to extreme weather events, Maldives has an incidence of non-communicable diseases, health development such as safe drinking water, food security and sanitation infrastructure. Besides the difficulties, Maldives is in great need of strengthening the healthcare system to meet the increasing demands and the challenges of financial and resource shortages.

As a country that has challenged by climate changes and unavoidable health risks, it is strongly suggested that expats should obtain an international health insurance plan before entering the Maldives.

Insurance for Expatriates in the Maldives

If you are an expat residing in the Maldives, it is critical that you do not rely upon the local health and life insurance systems in place for the local nationals there. An expatriate should obtain an international health insurance plan that will include medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.

Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in the Maldives:

If you require a quote for insurance coverage while residing or visiting the Maldives, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Maldives expatriate insurance requirements.