Saudi Central Bank considers adding COVID-19 insurance coverage for non-Saudi tourists

Saudi Central Bank considers adding COVID-19 insurance coverage for non-Saudi tourists
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Updated 27 May 2021

Saudi Central Bank considers adding COVID-19 insurance coverage for non-Saudi tourists

Saudi Central Bank considers adding COVID-19 insurance coverage for non-Saudi tourists
  • Saudi Central Bank says possible coverage would remain for the duration of a visit to the Kingdom
  • SAMA approved COVID-19 insurance coverage on May 2 for Saudi citizens traveling outside the Kingdom

JEDDAH: The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announced the possibility of adding coronavirus (COVID-19) coverage to insurance policies for non-Saudi tourists visiting the Kingdom.

The bank said, in a statement, that possible coverage would remain for the duration of a visit and that it would communicate with the insurance company that issued the initial travel documents.

SAMA said this step comes in the interest of the health and safety of Saudis and expatriates alike so all can have access to necessary health care.

Insured travelers can contact the central bank website (Sama Cares) or call the toll-free number for more information.

Along with the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance, SAMA approved COVID-19 insurance coverage on May 2 for Saudi citizens traveling outside the Kingdom. 

That coverage provides full health care for clients if they became infected with the virus while traveling abroad. It also covers other life-threatening medical conditions, travel risks, quarantine procedures, canceling or missing trips, medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation in cases of emergency.