Uzbekistan gained its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and is a very populous country along with a large army. The nation doesn’t have any democratic traditions and is ruled by an authoritarian regime. Uzbekistan is rich in natural resources such as oil and gas, but its economy continues to struggle with a lack of foreign investment. There is widespread poverty with a landlocked population of over 27 million. The nation is secular and has a very diverse culture with many historic sites.
Healthcare in Uzbekistan
The state of health care in Uzbekistan has slowly declined since it gained independence, but some improvements have been made. There is only a small amount of private medical care available for expats in the country. The public medical infrastructure and supplies are quite limited and are not generally up to Western standards. This includes a lack of trained staff, medications and vaccines. Expats are encouraged to obtain an international health insurance plan that will include medical evacuation cover. Check with your local health board or doctor for up to date vaccination requirements if you will be travelling or living in Uzbekistan.
Insurance Plans for Expats in Uzbekistan
Expat Financial can source coverage for expatriates in Uzbekistan from a wide variety of large and respected health insurance providers. Expat Financial can also source global benefit plans for companies with expat employees in Uzbekistan and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to live or travel to Uzbekistan:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Special Risk Plans
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you are an expat and require a quote for Uzbekistan, contact Expat Financial today for a quote. We have a great deal of experience in sourcing international insurance for expats in the Middle East and beyond.