Bogota Expat Insurance & City Guide
Bogota, the capital of Colombia has a very rich history, it is a city of vibrant culture and broad contrasts. You may find art is everywhere. Bogota has world-class museums such as the National Museums. There are also countless universities all over the city. Bars are everywhere and very lively. While Bogota used to home to a very high crime rate, including kidnapping, the city has become much safer over the past decade. Expats living there should still be cautious, especially if alone at night and use their common sense.
1. Dining in Bogota
Traditional Bogota food is corn soup with chicken, the ideal companion to fill you up on a chilly day. If you love to eat something sweet, there is the traditional hot chocolate, with sweet waffle, or served with bread and cheese. Of course, you may find international cuisine here as well: from big, tasty burgers to popular fine dining restaurants.
2. Shopping in Bogota
Remember to bring some Colombian chocolates home. Also, you can go to a farmers market and buy coffee beans or grinded for a relatively cheaper prices. It is the best coffee in the world. If you are fond of natural materials, you are at the right place. You can find original knitwear, paintings, necklaces, rings and earrings, bags and other arts in Bogota.
3. Healthcare in Bogota
Colombia’s healthcare system is not perfect, but it is beginning to improve. The healthcare professionals are as knowledgeable and well equipped as North American. To avoid extra charges and expenses on medical visits, expats should enrolled in an international health insurance plan.
4. Insurance for Expatriates in Bogota
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Bogota. Medical evacuation is recommended along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. 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 Bogota:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
Please contact us if you are an expatriate or local national living in Bogota who requires international health coverage that will allow you to see treatment globally, including the USA. We have extensive experience in coverage people in Bogota and the rest of Colombia.