Insurance cost to vary with 3 types of visit visas

People seeking Dubai entry permits under the newly enforced visa rules can choose from three types of traveller health insurance policies according to the duration of their stay.

By Mary Nammour

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Published: Thu 14 Aug 2008, 1:32 AM

Last updated: Tue 15 Nov 2022, 11:55 AM

According to the Acting Director of Dubai Naturalisation and Residency Department (DNRD), Brigadier Obeid Muheir bin Suroor, 'Newcomers to the UAE will have to select one of the three types of insurance policies depending on the duration of the visit. There will be an insurance policy costing Dh40 for the 30-day short visit visa. The insurance policy accompanying the long-term entry permit for 90-day visit would cost Dh90, while the 180-day multiple entry visit visa would be linked to Dh185 insurance policy.

The three types of health insurance policies to be offered by two insurance companies - Oman Insurance and Dubai Islamic Insurance and Reinsurance Company (AMAN) - would be available by next week at the DNRD premises, he added.

An agreement was signed to this effect by DNRD and the two insurance companies.

Under the agreement, the insurance policy to be provided to visit visa applicants would be limited to the UAE.

'The beneficiary will receive treatment at a hospital in case of an accident or emergency. The insurance policy will cover 100 per cent of services offered to the patient, including hospital accommodation, diagnostics fees, surgery, anaesthesiology, aid for emergency situations leading to hospitalisation. The drugs and medicines needed for treatment inside the hospital will also be covered,' he pointed out.

The costs of rehabilitation treatment, dental treatment for damage caused by accidents will also be covered by the insurance policy during the visitor's stay.

In case of death of the insured person, the insurance companies would repatriate the body to his/her country by bearing up to Dh7,000 of the expenses.

'The traveller health insurance policy will not cover chronic illnesses, nor situations such as pregnancy and child birth, ophthalmology or dental treatment. However, it will cover emergency treatment of serious complications of already existing chronic illnesses,' he clarified.

Oman and Aman insurance companies will from next week offer services at the DNRD's main headquarters in Jaffliya. Counters will also be set at DNRD extension centres in Abu Hail, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai International Airport, Dnata Passport Section on Shaikh Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim and Bin Sougat.

  • · Health insurance cover for the 30-day visit visa is Dh40.
  • · Health insurance cover for the 90-day visit visa is Dh90.
  • · Price of health insurance cover for the multiple entry 180-day visit visa is Dh185.
  • · The geographical coverage area of the insurance is limited to the UAE.
  • · No coverage of chronic illnesses.
  • · In case of death, the insurance company would repatriate of the body and bear up to Dh7,000 of the cost.

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