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Indian consulate issues travel advisory for visitors to UAE

Filed on October 14, 2019 | Last updated on October 14, 2019 at 06.47 pm
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(alamy.com/ae)

The mission had earlier urged travellers to purchase insurance in February.

The Consulate-General of India in Dubai on Monday, October 14, reiterated its reminder for all Indians travelling to the UAE: Get travel insurance that can cover expenditures in case of an emergency.

In a fresh advisory it issued on Twitter, the mission said: "The Consulate keeps receiving various requests from Indians visiting UAE seeking assistance to meet unforeseen medical expenditure or repatriation expenses due to a medical condition or accident.

"In all such cases, the Consulate tries to help distressed Indians within the means provided by the Government of India. Many expenditures, however, do not fall under our scope."

It added: "It is therefore advised that all Indian nationals who are travelling to the UAE for visit or tourism purpose should take adequate insurance cover including for medical purposes for the duration of their stay/visit in the UAE."

The mission first issued the advisory on travel insurance in February this year, following two back-to-back medical emergencies involving Indian tourists in the UAE.

 SAMPLE COSTS FOR A 31-DAY TRAVEL INSURANCE (INDIA TO UAE)

 For 60-year-old travellers

 >Dh65.10 to Dh76.60 (Depending on the policy provider and plan)

>Coverage: $100,000

 Includes:

>Flight cancellations, delays and sudden change in plans

>Pre-existing diseases 

>Baggage and passport loss

>Personal accident and personal liability

>Quick claim settlement with cashless options

 For 64-year-old seniors

 >Dh89.80 to Dh172.60  (Depending on policy provider and plan)

>Coverage: $25,000-$100,000

Includes:

>Medical advice on the phone while travelling

>Arrangement of hospital admission

>Medical repatriation

>Medical evacuation

>Emergency cash advance, etc.

Source: Policybazaar.com

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