Nepal is a landlocked country, situated between south-west China and northern India. With a population of over 26 thousand, Nepal is ethnically diverse with traditions dating back thousands of years. Nepal commonly known for its mountainous regions, where Nepal is home to eight of the ten tallest mountains on earth –including the highest, Mount Everest. This has improved Nepal’s economy greatly and created a strong ecotourism industry for the country.
Healthcare in Nepal
Most healthcare facilities in Nepal are severely outdated and lack basic sanitation standards expected in the Western hospitals. Although some clinics in Kathmandu can provide treatment, doctors and staff are mostly untrained and cannot handle emergency services. Most expatriates usually leave the country for even the simplest medical procedures. Additionally, if you intend on hiking in remote areas, evacuation coverage is highly recommended.
Insurance for Expatriates in Nepal
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Nepal. Medical evacuation is recommended along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. Some plans may have an elevation restriction, so check before purchase. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Nepal:
- 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 Nepal, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Nepal expatriate insurance requirements.