Bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, Belarus is a landlocked country, formerly under control of the Soviet Union. After declaring independence in 1991, Belarus retained many of the Soviet-era policies through their democratically elected president –Alexander Lukashenko. Despite much opposition, Lukashenko still holds the title.
Healthcare in Belarus
Medical care in Belarus is both difficult to obtain and lacking in modern infrastructure. Majority of staff, including doctors and nurses, also do not speak English, so obtaining proper care is very difficult –especially for complex operations like surgeries. It is recommended to obtain evacuation insurance to be able to find proper care in a nearby or bordering country.
Insurance for Expat in Belarus
If an expatriate is covered by the local system in Belarus, there may be no need for international health coverage unless the expat wants to be able to seek medical treatment back home or abroad. Some firms will still place their expats under an expat health plan.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Belarus:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans