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Egypt - Apply for Travel Insurance

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Introduction

Travel insurance covers medical expenses and financial losses while travelling, such as loss of luggage, non-refundable per-payments, trip cancellation fees, loss incurred as a result of bankruptcy of tour provider, theft of or damage to personal possessions including money, travel documents and passports, accidental death, and emergency evacuation/repatriation.

There are different types of travel insurance, such as business travel, leisure travel and adventure travel, each of which covers certain activities, conditions and countries. You are strongly advised to insure yourself against any possible risk and ensure that you are in possession of valid travel insurance for the entire duration of your tour, and that your insurance policy covers personal accidents, medical expenses and repatriation costs.

Usually the standard policy covers the following:

  • Trip delay
  • Trip interruption
  • Trip cancellation
  • Luggage delay
  • Loss of luggage & personal effects
  • Loss of sporting equipment
  • Flight connections missed due to airline schedule
  • Car rental collision coverage
  • Security evacuation
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Medical care expenses
  • Accidental death
  • Repatriation costs

Eligibility

An foreigner wishing to travel Egypt must buy travel insurance to cover all their needs whilst traveling in Egypt.

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Instructions

Any foreigner is strongly advised to insure his/her self against any possible risk and ensure that all his /her property are in possession of valid travel insurance for the entire duration of his/ her stay in Egypt.

Required Information

  • Visitors are required to provide biometric data in order to obtain travel insurance and then a visa to travel to Egypt.
  • One completed visa application form.
  • Four recent passport-size photos
  • Visa authorization telex/invitation with reference number from Egypt or travel agent Proof that you are sponsored which will help to organize the issue of the Travelers insurance visa.

Procedure

  • You are required to get the application form from the insurance office nearest to you across the country, or even at the nearest Egyptian embassy or even consulate.
  • Fill in the application form with all the detail information
  • Along with the application form, submit all the necessary documents.
  • Upon review and approval of the submitted documents, the responsible office will issue a payment draft which you will take to the bank and pay the required amount in addition to the bank charge
  • This will be followed by presenting the bank receipts and upon verification of the payment, you will be told when to go and pick your Travel insurance certificate depending on the numbers of the days given.

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Required Documents

  • Full name
  • 3 recent, colored photographs of size 3x4 cm with white background and your name at the back of the photograph
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Valid identity proof
  • Address

Fees

The cost of Travel insurance optional covers varies from one provider to another -- usually starting from around £20.

Validity

Valid For 1 year .

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Processing Time

Between seven (7) to ten (14) business days

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Tourism

Mr Hisham Zaazou img

Address Cairo International Conference, Nasr City, Cairo

Phone no. 22611732

Fax 22637199

E-mail N/A

Website http://www.tourism.gov.eg


Ministry of Manpower and Immigration

DR. Nahed ElAshry img

Address 3 Youssief Abaas St Nasr City Cairo

Phone no. 22609366 - 22609368 - 22618019

Fax 22618019

E-mail manpower@mome.gov.eg

Website http://www.manpower.gov.eg

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External Links

https://www.insureandgo.com/travel-insurance/countries/egypt

http://www.thomascook.com/holiday-extras/travel-insurance/egypt-insurance/

http://www.confused.com/travel-insurance/egypt

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