SAMA adds COVID-19 coverage to ins. policies for tourists
Saturday, 05 29 2021, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Saudi Arabia
RIYADH — The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announced the possibility of adding coverage for the risk of COVID-19 infections to valid health insurance policies of the current insured people entering the Kingdom for the purpose of tourism and visit.
The central bank said in a statement on Wednesday that this step will be taken for the remaining period of such certificates, through communicating with the insurance company that issued the certificate.
On May 2, 2021, SAMA announced adding coverage for the risk of COVID-19 infections to the health insurance policies of expats entering Saudi Arabia for tourism and visit.
The move reflects the Kingdom's keenness to protect the health and safety of Saudi citizens and residents, as well as facilitate access to the necessary healthcare services.
Source: Saudi Gazette